Inspect Your Hotel Room
While none of us have any desire to touch a hotel mattress, doing a basic inspection of your new hotel room is far better than getting bed bugs. When you first arrive, actually take the time to inspect the mattress, box spring, and visible parts of the headboard, especially around the edges. Start looking at the bottom of the box spring. Pull back the sheets and look along the ribbing and corners of the mattress, and around the headboard. You’re looking for bugs themselves or for little brown spots that are a sign they’ve been around. If you wake up with mysterious bites on you, tell hotel management immediately.