Dealing with bed bugs when traveling during the holiday season is a nightmare and can happen in the best of hotels. Here are some disturbing facts of what to look for, how to how if you have been bitten and how not to bring them back to your home after you leave the hotel.
If you suspect that your hotel had bed bugs and are afraid to bring them home, take these steps.
Bed bugs may hitch a ride on clothing that people wear, but they are not like lice and will not travel directly on a person. If you are concerned about bed bugs on clothing, remove suspect articles and place these items into a plastic bag. It would be preferable to remove clothing in a place with a non carpeted floor, so bed bugs will have to travel some distance before finding a hiding spot. A wet cloth wiped over the floor area will help contain any bed bugs that may have attempted to escape. When washing your clothes , set the washer and dryer for the hottest setting that the fabric can withstand.