12. Bed Bugs Are On The Rise
Just because you stay at an expensive hotel doesn’t mean it’s free of insects. The worst of these is bed bugs with infestations on the rise. These pests are causing major problems in hospitals, apartment buildings and even hotels. They are small and difficult to detect and can come in from the previous guest who stayed in your room. Bed bugs are easy to transport in luggage and once they’re there, they’re hard to get rid of.
Your hotel staff will never let it get out that the hotel has been treated in the past or has an issue with bed bugs. You can check out a free service called Bed Bug Registry before you book a room to find out any potential issues. They have a database of user-submitted reports from hundreds of hotels across America. Some of the information is dated, so do your homework before hand.