Protect your luggage
from bed bugs?
A study at Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and Bedoukian Research, Inc., showed promise to reduce the number of bed bugs attracted to the dirty laundry in luggage. The Journal of Medical Entomology, published John Anderson, Ph.D., and colleagues research on the effectiveness of eight compounds to reduce the risk of picking up hitchhikers.
It will be awhile before any of these products hit the market, but it does look promising and although not 100% effective, the products may be worth the price for that extra edge of reassurance. Remember - doing a visual search yourself of the bed and headboard - before you unpack your luggage is still the best preventative step when travelling; along with storing your luggage in the shower stall or bathtub and also isolating your dirty laundry in a zip lock bag.