Bed bugs in your hotel are not a bigger problem

The hospitality industry has been repeatedly criticized over the past few years. Ranging from 911 onwards through alerts SARS and avian influenza and over the past 5 years, bed bugs. Without trying to defend hotel operators, they should get a break. Most hotel / motel owners try to provide satisfactory services commensurate with the prices they impose. You will not find silk sheets and marble bathrooms for $ 75 a night, but you should expect a clean and comfortable room.

For the sake of argument, let's just admit that most hotel operators inspect their rooms and treat any outbreaks they find. How can there be a lot of complaints and cases involving small vampires?

Reports of bedbug attacks on the victim are not bitten once or twice, they are always numerous. Many bites are caused by many bed bugs. Many bed bugs do not magically appear in the hotel room, but the injury takes time to develop. They are hikers, hiding in bags or belongings and moving from one place to another. Remember that we are not talking about one or two mistakes, but talking about tens or hundreds. So, if there is a hotel room with a few mistakes, it can be moved by the previous guest and it will be almost impossible to prevent it. However, if there is an injury to the hotel, there are many mistakes, this is the hotel fault for insufficient examination and treatment. The only explanation for an infested room is that the hotel was neglected by prevention and treatment.

Now at the core of the article.

If there is injury to the hotel, it means:

Do not notice errors or do not feel bites, this is possible, not all people feel or react to bites.

– No housekeeping was lost or no signs of a problem were found.

– The head of the housekeeping department, who should periodically inspect the job of her staff, did not check or see the mistakes.

– The laundry facility did not notice any marks stained with dried blood from the bugs.

– There is no pest control company in this hotel on its payrolls, at least one is doing its job properly.

– And this is the biggest, if the staff of this hotel, could not find the laundry or did not bother to treat bed bugs, what is on the sheets or in the room that will cause you disease?

At present, there is no evidence that cimex lectularius can transmit any of the 28 pathogens found to bear it. I say at the present time because bed bugs are a modern problem. Scientists have just begun to understand their biology. Why can not they transmit diseases, or can they, but we have not found any evidence yet? But MSRA and E.Coli have been found to be found in many hotel rooms in many studies. So far, viruses and bacteria cause more damage to your health than bed bugs, but insects cause great stress. why? Because we can see bed bugs. If you wake up with red spots all over your body, then you find an insect in bed, close the can. However, if you have diarrhea or flu while traveling, how can you go back to sheets, towels or a remote control on the TV in your hotel room. The mite is very small, you can not see it without magnification. Unlike bed bugs, scabies are a major health problem if you contract them.

Unfortunately, the whole bedbug epidemic has monopolized media coverage and hotel budgets. Every time you read about some retail stores where bed bugs are spread, this is probably not true. A few mistakes were found and the place was treated, simple. But bed bugs are a real problem in the hospitality industry. Millions of hotels spend on pest control for a problem that can be managed more efficiently through education, rigorous examination and intensive treatment. But proper inspection means trained staff, which means higher wages which means lower net profit. It is cheaper to hire a company to spray and litigation on this basis.

Here's another question to answer. How much pesticides do you have when staying at a hotel being treated or treated with parasites A few months ago, a pest control company in New Jersey was fined for illegally using poisonous pesticides that were not approved for domestic use. Hotels are legally obliged to notify guests if pesticides are used in the hotel building or in the rooms. An office employee has told you that the room you are about to check in has recently been treated with pyrethroids, which are the favorite insecticides for most cases. While we ask, what bleach and detergent used in washing the bedding and what chemical detergents used in the room and bathroom.

For the average traveler, exposure to any of the hundreds of pesticides or chemical cleaners will be quiet or cause a rash, small rash or itching. Passed on as nothing, the traveler goes their fun way giving them no second thought. This may affect their health later, or it may be cumulative or may have no negative effects at all. For people with chemical sensitivity, it's another story. I wondered one day why you had itchy skin after staying in a hotel on a road trip or why, suddenly, you had runny nose.

Some will say you can hit the bus in front of your house, so why worry about things you can not control. When I cross the street I look both ways. When you trample your children in a bed in the hotel, do you look in both directions. Blind trust or ignorance is not the way to go. I will never think about not traveling, but as I get travel insurance, I know myself and take precautions to ensure a healthy and happy trip.

Do not be shy about asking the desk clerk about bed bugs or treatments for your room. Check the room and mattresses for signs of past or present injury. Clear the surfaces and objects you will touch with antibacterial handkerchiefs. Use or carry a sleeping bag or travel paper with you if you need one. There are many articles that you can access to educate yourself about how to inspect and protect against parasites, bacteria and viruses.