It has become widely accepted that one of the main reasons for the bed bug resurgence that we have been experiencing in Canada over the last 2 decades is due to increased world travel. Now a days it is so common for Canadians to travel to destinations all around the world for business or pleasure, staying in shared accommodations such as hotels, hostels or short term rentals.
In these shared short term accommodations there will always be a higher risk of coming in contact with bed bugs since so many people prior to you have used the same room, some of which may have unknowingly introduced bed bugs into the room. Considering how good bed bugs are at hitchhiking by attaching to a hosts clothing or luggage, staying in a bed bug infested room can cause you to unknowingly bring them back to your own home as well. Once they have settled in your home, they will begin to multiply before you even realize that you have a bed bug infestation on your hands. [Read more…]