- Use luggage racks to hold your suitcases when packing and unpacking rather than setting your luggage on the bed or floor.
- Check the mattress and headboard before getting into bed.
- When you get home, unpack directly into a washing machine. Wash all items showing bed bug stains, and dry on the highest setting for at least 20 minutes. The heat from the dryer kills the bugs.
- Inspect and then vacuum luggage. Empty the vacuum or seal and dispose of its bag outside of your home after each use.