Have you stayed at a hotel recently? If so, are you certain that you didn’t bring any uninvited guests back home with you?

Bed bugs are more prolific than they have been in a long time, and hotels are a prime hub for them to spread. It is very simple for bedbugs to sneak along in the luggage from a guest that stayed in the room prior to you and then coming back to your place with your luggage. Since bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of, it is a good idea to take every preventive measure that you can to keep them from getting a foothold. This means that you will need to inspect your hotel room before settling in. Bed bugs tend to gather in the seams of the mattress when no one is using the bed, so that is a good place to check. The same goes for any sofas or couches there are in your room. Don’t think that you are safe just because you are staying in a more expensive hotel. Bed bugs will show up even in the most prestigious places.