I wanted to do an article in defense of the hospitality industry. Lately these places have been getting a lot of bad press about bed bugs. There are many web sites out there where users can report bed bug sightings. This behavior is a little unfair, seeing as the bed bug is brought in by the people that stay there.
The real question should be, what protocol are hoteliers taking when they get an infestation? The only true defense to protect their properties from a bed bug infestation would be to not rent the rooms out at all! Bed Bugs are non discriminatory, they will infest anywhere they can locate a food source. I wouldn’t let a report of a room having bed bugs stop me from renting a unit, but rather I would ask the staff what protocol they use to eradicate the infestation.
Bed bugs are a problem that is going to be here for a long time and educating ourselves on the topic is the best defense. Please check out all of our bed bug articles as they will help in understanding this pest a little better.