Three Tips To Help You Avoid Hitchhiking Bed Bugs From A Hotel Room

Bed bugs are crafty little things. Not only will they make even a nice hotel room their home, but they will cling to your clothes and climb in your bag to go home with you. These tips can help you avoid such unwanted guests.

This video from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel shares some great advice on checking your hotel room for the nasty little critters (most of which we've talked about before). But the video also offers some additional tips you may or may no know about:

  1. Pack large garbage bags in your luggage and keep your stuff in them during your stay.
  2. Toss your clothes in the dryer for 30 minutes when you get home. The heat will help kill any clingy stragglers.
  3. Store your empty luggage in the garage, basement or a warm attic after your trip. That keeps any bugs from easily making their way to your bedding, furniture and clothes.

If you take the time to do a proper check and follow this advice, you should be able to travel bed bug free.

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How to Check for Bed Bugs in a Hotel Room [YouTube]


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