Who’s At Risk of Getting Bed Bugs in the North and East Bay?
Anyone and everyone can get a bed bug problem. People that visit high risk areas such as hotels, dorms, and schools are especially vulnerable.
Those at highest risk of getting bed bugs include:
- Travelers and those staying in hotels
- College students
- Used furniture buyers
- People who have visited an infested location
Have pest questions?
Our experts are standing by, call now.
Why are Bed Bugs in Hotels?
Due to the rise in global travel, bed bug infestations have become more of a problem over the past decades. This has also led to an increase in bed bugs, especially in hotels. In a hotel room, a bed bug can easily get access to a meal. Even if a room is vacant for a day or two, they can easily spread to another room. Bed bugs inside even one hotel room can lead to an infested hotel in less time than you’d think
To avoid getting bed bugs in your hotel or motel, always do your research upfront and avoid properties with a history of infestations. Before settling in, make sure to inspect the mattress and furniture for signs of bed bugs. After settling in, make sure to store your suitcase on luggage racks or in the bathtub where bed bugs can’t access.
Dorm Room Bed Bug Infestations
Similarly to hotel rooms, bed bugs love dorm rooms. With so many people in one building, bed bugs can quickly spread throughout student housing units. No college student has the time to deal with a bed bug infestation, which is why it’s so important to stay vigilant. As soon as you notice the signs of bed bugs, make sure to tell your R.A. If your college student is returning home, make sure to inspect their suitcase and even steam-clean it before stowing it away!
Is It Common to Get Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are opportunists and will infest any property in which they can feed. Unfortunately, this makes even the cleanest hotels and homes at risk of infestations. They are resilient bugs that will infest a number of properties each year. It’s important to know the signs of bed bugs to protect yourself from getting a full-blown infestation.