The last thing you want when you return from a trip is to deal with a major infestation.

By Samantha Zabell
August 04, 2016

If you’re finally heading out on a much-needed vacation, be cautious when opening the hotel door—you don’t want to end up with an extra souvenir in your bag on the way home. Travelers need to be cautious about bed bugs when staying in a hotel room, and the American Academy of Dermatology consulted with board-certified dermatologist Theodore Rosen, M.D., to find out where bedbugs lurk, and how to eliminate them for good.

Like lice, a bedbug infestation does not mean you have an unclean home. Often a case of bedbugs is an unfortunate case of bad luck. “People associate bedbugs with filth, but a bedbug infestation doesn’t mean you’re dirty,” Rosen said in a statement. “Anyone can get bedbugs, no matter how clean or careful they are.” Below, Rosen’s tips for safe (and hopefully bug-free) travels.

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