Healthy Family Getaways

15 Tips for Avoiding Hotel Bedbugs

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Head straight for the bathroom

Before you check out your hotel room's minibar or oceanfront view, give it a thorough bedbug inspection—and until you've done that, stash your luggage in the loo.

"Bedbugs are least likely to be found in the bathroom," says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association. "They don't like the tile floors and there aren't as many hiding places. They like to be closer to where people may be sleeping."

Next: Inspect the bed