2. Inspect the bedding by pulling back the sheets and checking the mattress and box spring for bugs. Also keep an eye out for any trails of dark, rust-colored spots and/or casings.
3. Lift the mattress and check underneath. Use your smart-phone’s built-in flashlight (or download a free flashlight app) to search for bed bugs.
4. After your check is complete, store your suitcase on a luggage rack or a hard surface.
5. When you get home, put your clothes in a hot dryer for 30 minutes. This will kill any bed bugs that may have hitchhiked in your clothes or luggage to your home. Store your empty luggage in your garage preferably, or your basement.