Here’s a subject most people don’t want to hear about – bedbugs. Unfortunately, bedbugs are here to stay and have become more numerous at hotels and apartment complexes. This resurgence is due to a ban on strong insecticides including DDT which easily killed these pests. If you do travel, check out your hotel on the internet for any information on bedbug infestation. Look for small black dots (fecal material) around the beds. Bedbugs can move along wood, but not metal. Therefore, don’t put your clothes in hotel dressers and place them only on metal luggage holders (not wood). Some lecturers advocate covering your suitcase with a plastic trash bag while you’re staying at a hotel to prevent bedbugs from hitching a ride back to your house

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