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Luxury hotels infested with bed bugs

News Currently more and more hotels, including the expensive ones, are infested with bed bugs. The trouble spreads from one country to another, news of the bloodsucking intruders are coming from New York and London, Turkey and Spain.

According to British specialists, the number of calls to bed bug exterminator services increased from January to June 2010 to 24% compared to the same period in 2009.

Bed bugs have become a world-wide problem in recent years, writes The Telegraph. You can bring a full colony of these dirty creatures home on your clothes or in your luggage from any hotel.

So how to find out whether your hotel room is infected with bedbugs or can be a safely accommodation? First, check the mattresses, a bed headboard and cracks in the plaster and in the floor if the room has a parquet floor. And if you find there small, reddish-brown insects from 5 to 7 mm long, don't waste another minute and change the hotel. Most likely other hotel rooms will also be infected with bugs.

By the way, if you decide to inspect your hotel room for bed bugs, you should leave your luggage by the door or in the bathroom (where it is too damp for these insects) when you arrive.

You can also take some prevention measures when arriving home from your trip: take your clothes out of the suitcase, wash them at a temperature above 60 degrees or take to the dry cleaners. Then spray your empty suitcases with bed-bug-killing insecticide and leave them in a hermetically sealed package for a few days.

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