Hospitality has repeatedly hit hard in recent years. From 911 onwards, through SARS and bird flu alerts and for the last 5 years, bed bugs. Without trying to defend the hotel operator, they should be given a break. Most hotel / motel owners try to offer the right services according to the prices they charge. You won’t find silk sheets and marble bathrooms for $ 75 a night, but you should expect a comfortable, clean room.
For the sake of argument, let’s assume that most hotel operators inspect their rooms and treat the infestations they find. So how are there so many complaints and lawsuits about these miniature vampires?
News of bed bug attacks doesn’t bite the victim once or twice, there are always a lot of bites. Many bites are caused by bed bugs. Many bed bugs do not magically appear in a hotel room; the infestation takes time to develop. They are hitchhikers, hiding in suitcases or things and traveling from place to place. Remember, we’re not making a mistake or two, we’re making tens or hundreds. So if a hotel room has some flaws, it could lead to previous guests and it would be almost impossible to avoid that. But, if a hotel has an infestation, many errors, it is the fault of the hotel for carrying out improper inspections and treatments. The only explanation for an infested room was the hotel’s negligence in prevention and treatment.
Now to the substance of the article.
If a hotel has an infestation, this means:
– previous guests did not notice any mistakes or did not feel the bite. It’s possible that not everyone feels or reacts to the bite.
– home services did not inspect or see any problems.
– the head of the domestic staff, who should regularly inspect the work done by the staff, has not seen or seen any mistakes.
– the laundry did not detect any traces, the brown dirt of the dry blood and the defects.
– this hotel does not have a pest control company on the payroll, at least one that is doing the job properly.
– and this is great, if the staff and wardrobe of this hotel do not treat or find bed bugs, what is it that will make you sick on the sheets or in the room?
Currently, there is no evidence that cimex lectularius is transmitted among 28 pathogenic diseases. I say right now because bed bugs are a recent problem. Scientists are just beginning to understand their biology. Why can’t they transmit diseases or those, but we haven’t found evidence yet? But, MSRA and E.Coli are harmful and many studies have been found in many hotel rooms. So far, viruses and bacteria do more harm to your health than beetles in bed, but bugs get the whole press. Why? Because we can see the bed bugs. If you wake up with red spots all over your body and find a beetle in bed, your wallet is closed. If you have diarrhea or the flu while you’re traveling, how can you get back in your hotel room away from sheets, towels, or TVs.
Bed bugs are not the only parasite found in hotel beds. Scabies mite is very small, you can not see it without enlarging it. Unlike bed bugs, sarva is a major health problem if you leave them.
Unfortunately, this epidemic of bed bugs has monopolized media coverage and hotel budgets. Every time you read that some retail stores have their beds covered in bugs, it’s probably not true. Some bugs were found and the place was treated, simple. But bed bugs are a real problem in the hospitality industry. Hotels spend millions on pest control to achieve a problem that can be managed more effectively with education, rigorous inspection, and focused treatment. But, proper inspection means trained employees, which means higher wages and that means lower results. It’s cheaper to hire a company to spray and sue for that.
Here is another question to answer. How many pesticides can you tolerate, that is, if you stay in a hotel that has treated parasites A few months ago you were fined a New Jersey pest control company for using illegal pesticides that were not allowed for illegal use inside your home. Are hotels legally obliged to inform customers that pesticides are used on hotel premises or in rooms. Did a desk clerk ever tell you that the room you’re going to consult has recently been treated with pyrethroids because they allow you to go to the pesticides chosen for most infestations? And while we’re wondering, what bleach and detergent are used to whiten the bed and what chemical cleaners are used in the room and bathroom.
For the average traveler, being exposed to hundreds of pesticides or chemical cleaners will not be an event, or will cause rumors, cause a slight eruption or itching. Passing like nothing, the traveler makes his cheerful journey without a second thought. Maybe later it will affect their health, maybe it’s cumulative or maybe it won’t have any detrimental effect. For people with chemical sensitivity, it’s a different story. Have you ever wondered why you get itchy skin after being on a slow road trip or why you suddenly run away from your nose.
Some will say that a bus can hit your house, so why worry about things you can’t control? When I cross the street I look to both sides. When you’re getting your child into a hotel bed, do you look both ways? Blind trust or ignorance is not the way to go. I would never think of traveling, but as I take out travel insurance, I educate myself and take steps to ensure a healthy and happy trip.
Don’t be embarrassed to ask your desk clerk about bed bugs or treatments for your room. Check the room and mattresses for any signs of past or present infestations. Clean surfaces and things you touch with anti-bacterial wipes. Use or carry a sleeping bag or travel sheet with you if needed. You can find many articles on how to monitor and protect against parasites, bacteria and viruses.