Traveling over the school vacation week? Here are a few tips on ensuring you do not bring bed bugs back to your home.
- Inspect any room where you will be staying for bed bugs. Check the mattress including under the mattress.
- In hotel rooms, use luggage racks to hold your luggage when packing or unpacking rather than setting your luggage on the bed or floor. Keep luggage away from bed.
- 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.