It sounds like you took the right precautions, on the other hand bed bugs can be amazing with their ability to defy even the most thorough of protocols. Still I agree with Jim & Itchy, I would look at other potential causes for the itchy bumps. Knowing that you have been exposed to bed bugs can play games with your mind.
Bed bugs can travel in your clothing or luggage. Bed bugs are back in epic numbers after having once been nearly eradicated by dangerous pesticides. Since the pesticide that nearly wiped them out isn't used in the U.S. anymore, the bugs have made their way back into the mainstream.
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs in Luggage and Clothes Before we start this discussion about extermination, it is essential to understand the typical habitats of these pests, so that you will be able to get them out of your house completely and not find them lurking somewhere else tomorrow!
With the holidays fast approaching, you might find yourself frantically Googling "how to get rid of bed bugs in luggage," after discovering you've brought home a colony of bed bugs.According to a new study, there's a way you can reduce the chance a group of these blood-sucking pests hitches a ride in your suitcase.
Any of these can also be found on clothing you are wearing. Bed bugs found in clothes that you are wearing were likely trying to hitch a ride until they could find a place to get off and make a hiding spot. If you do end up with bed bugs in your clothes, such as in luggage or a pile of discarded laundry, then you may be wondering what to do about it.
There are things you can do, however, to prevent bringing bed bugs to other people's homes. Launder your clothes in hot water, then dry them on the hottest setting for 2 hours. Silk, wool, cashmere and other delicates can be placed in the freezer for 24 hours, or dry-cleaned (however, be sure to tell the dry cleaner that the clothes may harbor