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Posted by USBedBugs on 6/13/2011 to Travel and bed bugs
Bed bugs are one souvenir you don't want to bring home from a vacation. Adam Greenberg, President of gives Cindy Decker of The Columbus Dispatch some tips on how protect yourself from bed bugs while traveling. Full Article
Protect yourself

Before you travel

Check your lodging on sites such as or Keep in mind that one posting doesn't mean the hotel is rife with bugs, but multiple postings could indicate a problem.

Before unpacking in a hotel room, look for signs of bedbugs. Leave your luggage in the hall while you check. Use an LED flashlight and magnifying glass.

Check screw holes and crevices in the headboard.

Use hard-sided luggage, not cloth.

Keep your luggage on the racks, not on the floor or on an extra bed.

Don't unpack your clothes into the hotel drawers.

When you return home

Remove clothing and anything else that could harbor a bedbug and launder it in hot water or have it professionally cleaned.

Store your luggage in the garage, not in your bedroom closet.

After unpacking, vacuum the house well to remove any bedbugs that might have attached to your shoes or other items. Discard the bag.


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