Worried you had bed bugs in your hotel, hostel, air bnb?
How to deal with bed bugs when you travel
Are you traveling this summer? Will you use a plane, taxi, or rideshare?
- Leave your luggage in your garage, basement or deck when you get home, until you can empty it and give it an inspection. It’s a pain but peace of mind is worth it. DO NOT PUT YOUR LUGGAGE, PURSE OR BAGS ON YOUR BED or SOFA.
- Shake your shoes out before you come in the house (the airplane, don’t even think they don’t have this “problem”. Think about it, everyone, bags on the floor or you just got out of a tax or publicly shared car?
- Put ALL the clothes you brought and what you are wearing either in the laundry or a plastic trash bag and seal with two twist ties – tight. Best if you can just throw it all – INCLUDING WHAT YOU WORE THAT DAY, in the laundry and turn it on.
- Take a shower, or bath and change into something comfy.
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That’s how you check for bed bugs after a vacation without having to be on guard for weeks after returning from travel.