Bed Bug Travel Tips with Sarah Latyn

Submitted by Crystal on Mon, 2019-06-03 14:50

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you never want to bring home any unwanted visitors. There are a few simple things you can do while traveling to reduce your risk of bringing bed bugs back with you.

  1. Keep your luggage in the bathroom (tub, under sink) and only take out what you need. Never put luggage on the bed!
  2. Check the luggage rack for evidence of bugs, eggs. This can be a safe place for luggage.
  3. Put worn clothing into plastic bags.
  4. Immediately launder when get home on hottest wash and dry settings as possible. This will kill any bugs and eggs that may have hitchhiked onto your items.
  5. Inspect your suitcase and keep it separate from the rest of your house by storing it in a garage or attic.

How do I inspect my room?

  1. We never recommend moving furniture. This can be a safety and property liability.
  2. Check (if present) the bed skirt, head board, mattress seams and box spring for bugs, eggs, fecal spotting with a bright flashlight. Check nightstands and dresser drawers for the same things.
  3. Sheets are changed and laundered often in hospitality so they are unlikely to be a hiding spot for bugs.

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