If you are wondering how to protect yourself from bed bugs in hotels, read the following article! Sometimes you make perfect plans for your vacation, and then, things go wrong because of bed bugs in your room. If you have sensitive skin, bed bugs can ruin your vacation. You wake up in the morning and see bad-looking rashes on your face or neck. The good news is that bed bug bites are not dangerous. However, these bites can irritate your skin and lead to skin inflammation, or even infection. Now, let us see what you can do to protect yourself from bed bugs in hotels.
Bed bugs are capable of producing hundreds of eggs in very short time. A hotel room is a good environment for bed bugs to reproduce. Travelers can also carry these bugs in their luggage, without even knowing about it! The bugs will continue to reproduce and there will be many of them in very short time. You can never know if there are bed bugs in your room, but you can do several things to prevent them from biting you.
How to Prevent Bed Bug Bites
First, before you even pack your clothes, make sure you don’t have any bed bugs in the luggage. Clean your bags thoroughly before you pack your things.
If you really have a problem with bed bugs (your skin is sensitive), you can ask the stuff of your hotel if they use any chemicals to prevent bed bugs. You can also use your own products for bed bugs prevention. If you are staying in the hotel for less than one week, there will be no need for such measures, but if you are staying there for two weeks or longer, you may use some of these products.
You can also use some skin care products made for preventing bed bug bites. You can talk to your dermatologist about such products. In fact, this is the only way to really be safe, no matter where you are.
Your hotel room may be perfectly clean, but bed bugs can show out of nowhere – for example, small cracks between the walls and floor are make the perfect hiding places for bed bugs.
If you have been bitten, you can use some remedies to calm the skin irritation. Do not scratch the skin! The rash will disappear eventually, so there is no need to be worried.