Heather and I worked together to suggest "how to prevent bed bugs during travel" for North Carolinian during this Labor Day.
She wrote an excellent article on the "In the Field" blog that shares inside information about the people and programs of the NCDA&CS. Here is the link: bed bug prevention during travel
During the Labor Day travel, here is a short synopsis of what you need to do for preventing bites from ugly bed bugs.
1. Ask the hotel front desk about their possible bed bug issues
If you believe you encounter bed bugs in a hotel room, switch your room right away to another one (I do not believe you need to change hotels). You can report a bed bug incident to a County Health Department.
Unless you have other complicated medical issues, you may not need to visit a doctor (however, this is up to you whether you want to visit a doctor or not).
You can find more information on
You can visit reliable websites for further bed bug information. Here are the best three in North Carolina.
1. This website, www.ncbedbugs.com