Preventing bed bugs
How common are bed bugs in hotels?
Bed bugs are more common in hotels than you may think and grow every year due to increased international travel and increased resistance to pesticides. Many hoteliers do not like to talk about the topic or past issues because they fear that it may hurt their reputation. This is because of the misconception and misunderstanding of where bed bugs come from, but even the cleanest hotels can get them.
Based on a study by pest specialist Orkin (see the end of this guide for all sources), 90% of hotels in the US have treated for bed bugs at some point. According to online bed bug reports sites, the number of reports in cities such as New York grew by 44% between 2014 and 2015.