Unfortunately bed bugs are becoming a more common problem. When sleeping away from home take the time to pull the bedding back in your hotel room and inspect your mattress. Look for black specs on the tufting and on edges of the mattress. If any signs of bed bugs are present alert hotel management immediately for another room.
Bed bugs are difficult to eliminate once they have begun an infestation. Bed bugs aren’t deterred by regular bug poisons and can really get down into your mattress if you bring them home from somewhere.
Use a mattress protector that can be thrown in the washing machine that is proven to keep bed bugs and dust mites out. If you bring bed bugs back from your travels the protector can keep them out of your mattress.
A small amount of prevention can preserve the integrity of you mattress for years to come.