In his new guide Eisenberg shares his best strategies, advice and tips for treating and preventing bed bugs, including:
✔ When checking into a hotel, put your bag in the bathroom, where critters are less apt to crawl (not near wood and upholstery).
✔ When flying, put your carry-on in the overhead bin rather than check a bag that goes in the luggage compartment. Also - decline the pillow and blanket.
✔ It can take up to 12 hours for a bite to show, making it difficult to know where the bite came from.
✔ Don't think you're safe staying at an expensive hotel. You are just as likely to be bitten at a five-star property as you are at a place that rents rooms by the hour.
Eisenberg says hotels are the perfect bed bug environment because there's a transient population, hotels don't have regulations for dealing with bed bugs and housekeepers are under pressure to turn rooms over quickly without inspections.