I am pretty paranoid about staying in hotel rooms, and with good reason! I always carry disinfectant wipes with me, and I use my own bedding whenever possible. No matter what a person does though, it is still possible to bring bed bugs home with you. That is what happened to me not long ago. I was at a really nice hotel, but that didn’t stop me from bringing bed bugs home with me. When I found out, the first thing I did was contact a company that handles bed bug control in NYC.
I did not know anything about bed bugs, but they gave me a quick education. They first had to identify that it was actually bed bugs, but I was able to do that even before they came out thanks to the literature and forms they have on their website. When they came out and confirmed for themselves, they explained that the treatment is multi-layered. They treated not only my bed and the one in the guest room but also all of the furniture in my home too. They also treated the areas around the perimeter of the room, including the baseboard area.
What they also did was place a number of traps throughout the rooms, and then they gave me some recommendations on what I could do once they left. I had a follow up just two weeks later when they came out, and they treated around the bed area again. I did not have to be there for any of us, so I was happy to come home and know that the problem had been taken care of. I did not have to contact them again since I did not see any evidence of bed bugs after that. I just wish I didn’t have to stay in hotels anymore!