The Coronavirus Crisis Is Bad News For Bed Bugs

Because hotel occupancy rates have dropped dramatically, bed bugs don't have enough food to go around.

I have never knowingly encountered bed bugs in my hotel stays but sometimes I haven't been so sure.

According to Your Mileage May Vary, young bed bugs start to die after a few weeks without food, which is the blood of guests. Older ones die after a few months. So this could be a fantastic, albeit expensive extermination of bed bugs.

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Here's a great video on how to check your hotel for bed bugs.

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