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Bed Bug Travel Tips
Don’t bring your own pillow
Pack some large sealable plastic bags in case you need to separate your belongings before returning home.
Do a complete inspection before bringing your luggage into the room
DO NOT place luggage on the bed. Put luggage on the bathroom floor or at entry way if it is tile until you have inspected the room
Slowly lift each corner of the mattress. Using a flashlight will help. Check the creases of mattress and box spring, behind headboard and wall behind the bed, pillows, bed coverings and bed skirt, the bed frame and legs
Do not store anything under the bed
Use the luggage rack for your luggage
If you do find signs of bed bugs, ask for another room. But make sure you are in a room that is not next to the possible infested room.
When you return home from Traveling
Before unpacking, place luggage away from any places bedbugs could crawl to and hide, and check it carefully.
Unpack your clothing and check personal items
Wash all clothing in hot water, even if you didn’t wear them.
Dry non-washable items in the clothes dryer on the highest heat for 30 minutes. Vacuum your luggage. Throw out the vacuum bag in a sealed garbage bag right away.
Wash any vacuum cleaner brush or nozzle attachments you used in hot water with detergent. For a bag-less vacuum cleaner, empty the dust collector into a garbage bag, throw out the bag immediately, and also wash the dust collector in hot water with detergent.
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