9 Travel Tips for Avoiding Hotel Bedbugs

You and your bags may encounter bedbugs in the hotel, airport, or taxi while traveling. Learn nine ways to protect yourself from bedbug bites and prevent bedbugs from infesting your luggage.
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Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD on August 13, 2013

Bedbug Prevention in Hotels

Bedbugs are popping up everywhere nowadays. It doesn't matter if you're staying at a five-star resort or the Bates Motel ... bedbugs don't discriminate. These nasty little parasites are just looking for their next blood meal, and if you're not savvy about bedbug prevention, you may become the next course that they feast upon. Learn how to protect yourself and your luggage from bedbugs with our nine tips.

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