Travelers (including most musicians) who find it necessary to lodge in hotels and motels put themselves at risk every night. The risk is to be bitten by blood-sucking bed bugs hiding in even the most unthought-of places.
Claire shared a video produced by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension's Jim Dill who says most hotel/motel patrons make the same mistakes from the moment they first walk in the room.
Bed bugs remain the most challenging pest to treat according to 68 percent of surveyed pest exterminators.
Bed bugs do not discriminate in regard to household income and are found in both sanitary and unsanitary conditions.
What should you do if you find bed bugs in a hotel/motel room? "Check out" was Dill's suggestion, "or at least move to another room."
For more information and tips on preventing bed bug bites, vist the National Pest Management Association's website here: http://www.pestworld.org/all-things-bed-bugs/history-of-bed-bugs/bed-bug-facts-statistics/