Bed bugs can become accomplished hitchhikers
While traveling, Vail advised luggage and suitcases should be kept away from the bed. Consider storing suitcases in the bathroom or place them in a sealable plastic bag. If staying in a hotel, always inspect the room before unpacking, checking for bed bugs behind the headboard, along the mattress seam and any other cracks and crevices. If bed bugs are found, ask for a different room immediately. Before leaving the hotel, check luggage and then wash and dry clothes as soon as returning. If in a hurry, leave the suitcase in a sealed bag until there’s time to inspect and clean it.
Updated May 2, 2018 at 9:00 PM