Inspect rooms with a bright light, including between the headboard and the wall. Look for bugs, fecal spots, skins and bloodstains on bedding.
Store clothing in sealed plastic bags. Never put luggage on the carpet or bed.
Before booking a hotel room, ask if a bedbug prevention program is in place.
If you find bedbugs in your room, put all clothes in a dryer on the highest setting for at least 30 minutes.
SOURCES: Allergy Technologies; Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Sciences.