How to Avoid Bed Bugs When Travelling

 

How Do I Check for Bed Bugs When Travelling

  • When you first enter a new hotel room, put your luggage on a luggage rack or in the bathroom—an unlikely place for bed bugs to hide—while you inspect the bedding and furniture. Pull back the bed sheets and blankets and check the mattress and box-spring seams for bugs, especially at the head of the bed.
  • In hotel rooms, use luggage racks to hold your luggage when packing or unpacking rather than setting your luggage on the bed or floor. Try to keep luggage away from bed.
  • Inspect luggage racks.
  • Upon returning home, unpack directly into a washing machine and inspect your luggage carefully. Remember that time in a dryer at high temperatures kills the bed bugs (just washing will generally not kill bed bugs).
  • Store suitcases away from your bedroom, such as in the basement or garage. Never store suitcases under your bed.

HOW DO YOU PREVENT BRINGING BED BUGS HOME WHEN TRAVELING?

  1. Pack for protection. Bring a large plastic trash bag or two and store your suitcase in it to keep bedbugs
  2. Inspect your room. Don’t unpack immediately. …
  3. Store your belongings safely. …
  4. Look before you repack. …
  5. Kill ’em off at home.