This is why I travel with my own matress and bedding in my car or caravan and never sleep in hotels or motels.
International cities including those in Australia are facing a bedbug invasion. I would be horrified to ever get them in our home.
Infestations are common in backpacker-friendly suburbs but it is not just overseas travellers who are being attacked.
Australians are being warned there is no escape from the bedbugs which are currently staging a jet-setting comeback in hotels on both sides of the Atlantic.
After being all but wiped out by banned pesticide DDT years ago, the little brown bugs are reportedly increasing in numbers, generating some bad PR for tourist hotspots New York and London.
Bedbug cases in both cities are on the rise as the parasites hitch a lift in luggage, aircraft seats and clothes to wherever people sleep or rest.
Give me my own clean mattress and bedding anyway. Prevention of contamination is preferable to chemical treatment cures, and most of that struggle to effectively rid the pests anyhow.
This is a very good reason to join the gray nomad caravan traveller’s one user only bedding travel brigade.
Our terrific Eco-Tourer caravan is currently at Caravan Court having its annual underside inspection service and then we will be packing it and preparing for out fantastic and lol, thankfully totally bed bug free fourth tour in it around Australia.
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