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Bed Bug Rash and Bed Bug Odour There is a increasing likelihood that the accommodation you take in hotels will have bed bugs. I am not talking of a cheap room in a doss-house, but rooms in any hotel in the world. Expensive suites and first-class hotels are just as likely to have bed bugs as the flop-house. This is obviously very bad news for the traveller and tourist. It is ghastly enough being bitten if you are paying for a room in a hotel, but if there are bed bugs, you might end up taking them home and starting your very own infestation too. So, basically, you have to know how to discover whether your room has bed bugs or not and what you might do about it. Bite marks are obvious indications, but they are not infallible because not everyone is allergic to bed bug spittle, which causes the swellings and itchiness. Not only that, but some people do not suffer any reaction for a few days, so you could have been bitten in the last hotel you stayed. If you do see bite marks, bed bug bites are normally round, red-pink marks that look like the end of the rubber on a pencil. They will also lie in a line or crooked line, but not random like mosquito bites. More like flea bites, but bigger. If a lot of bed bugs bite you in one night, and that is common, because when a bed bug finds a victim, it gives out pheromones to inform its friends that you are there, you might gt a rash. The rash can be substantial and deep red and may link all the patches of bites, say on your chest or back. However, if you have been bitten it is already too late. When you enter your room, take a deep sniff. This almost certainly will not help either as hotel staff know to spray air freshener in a room seconds before a guest goes to look at it. Bed bugs give off a, sickly, musty, 'filthy' odour, which, people say, when smelled, is never forgotten. The more bed bugs, the more powerful the smell. It may take a couple of hours before the air freshener wears off and reveals the odour of bed bugs. You could attempt sniffing near the skirtings. If this does not reveal bed bugs, place a bar of soap in a little water and lie on the bed for 30 minutes. Then, jump up quickly, grab the soap and pull the bedclothes back. if you see any bed bugs, dab them up with the wet soap and you have evidence to give to the hotel manager. Whatever the results of your due diligence, when you leave the hotel on the last day, unpack your suitcase and look for bed bugs; then place all your used garments in sealable plastic bags. In that way , you minimize the likelihood of taking any on your trip onwards. Owen Jones, the author of this piece writes on several topics, but is currently involved with the Bed Bug Covers for Mattresses. If you would like to know more, visit our website at Bugs Infestation.

Bed Bug Rash and Bed Bug Odour  

There is a increasing chance that the accommodation you take in hotels will have bed bugs. I am not talking about a cheap room in a doss-hou...

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