How To Check An Airbnb For Bed Bugs

Airbnbs, with their revolving door of guests, can lead to an easy spread of bed bugs from guest to guest, with them sneaking in with your luggage.

How can you check your Airbnb accomodation to ensure there are no bed bugs hiding away?

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Start a Detective Hunt: Upon arrival, channel your inner detective and inspect the bed. Peel back the sheets and scrutinize the mattress seams and box springs.

STEP ONE

Spot the Clues: Keep an eye out for small, reddish-brown critters, tiny white eggs, or mysterious dark spots and streaks on bedding or furniture—a surefire sign of bed bug activity.

STEP TWO

Go Beyond the Bed: Extend your search to behind the headboard, inside nightstands, and even in the creases of upholstered furniture.

STEP THREE

Luggage Safety First: Before settling in, elevate your luggage on a rack or in the bathroom to avoid giving bed bugs a free ride home.

STEP FOUR

Sniff Out the Evidence: Pay attention to any unusual, sweet, musty odors, which could indicate a heavy bed bug presence, signaling it's time to call your host or find new accommodations.

STEP FIVE

Final Verdict: If your thorough investigation reveals any bed bug evidence, it's time to report your findings to your host and seek alternative lodgings for your peace of mind.

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