Having people checking in and out of your house on a regular basis will increase the chance of getting bed bugs.
Bed bugs are disgusting, creepy small insects that will eat you alive and suck your blood. They hide during the day, but at night after you’re asleep they will crawl all over you and suck your blood.
Contrary to what many people think, a bed bug problem is not related to bad hygiene or lack of cleanliness. Bed bugs is an increasing problem as they spread rapidly as people are carrying them in their luggage from hotels to hotels, and from hotels to homes. The bugs don’t care whether it’s a 5 star hotel, a cheap hostel or an Airbnb flat. They are extremely difficult to discover and can be found everywhere!
Bed bugs are not directly dangerous, but people get annoying bites and some can get allergic reactions.
Once you have discovered these creepy small bugs in your house, they are very difficult to get rid of, one must seek professional help – which I have experienced to be a very costly operation. My insurance didn’t cover the costs and a bed bug extermination is NOT covered by the Airbnb host protection program !
As I recently had to hire a firm to professionally exterminate bed bugs in one of my apartments (it costed me a fortune and a guest who got bitten made a big fuss about it), I’ve made the following article with some tips to prevent bed bug infections:
How do you guys protect yourselves from this problem? And are there any important tips I have left out in the article?