Travel Tips

  • Call up the hotels that you are interested in and ask if they use anti-bed bug mattress encasements.
  • Pack everything in bed bug free luggage liners.
  • Pack an anti-bed bug bag and keep your clothes from exposure to the floor.
  • Inspect all the nooks and crannies of your hotel room, especially around mattresses, box springs, upholstered chairs, drawers, headboards, carpets, closets, wall hangings. Indications of bed bug infestations include dark fecal sports, dried blood spots, molted bed bug shells, eggs, and of course bed bugs-dead or alive.
  • Don’t leave your suitcase on the floor or chairs.
  • Unpack your bags outdoors if possible.
  • Vacuum the inside and outside of your luggage as well as the outside of you bed bug free luggage liner and laundry bag before entering the house. Do not use a bag-less vacuum for this, as you will only transfer the problem.
  • Dry your clothing (and if possible luggage) in extreme heat. Over 140 degrees Fahrenheit to be safe.
  • If you can’t dry your clothing at such heats, you should have it dry cleaned. If you have a bed bug problem, please let your drycleaner know before they handle your clothes.

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