Now that even the storied Waldorf-Astoria in New York rumored to have bed bugs, the little itchy creatures are probably a lot more common than anyone would care to admit. What to do if you suspect your hotel has the little critters or you’re particularly paranoid?
You could try a spray like Rest Easy that comes in a handy 2 oz. travel size. It’s 100 percent natural and contains lemongrass oil and cinnamon oil. It’s sold at Walgreens, Bed, Bath and Beyond and online.
But say you get to your hotel late or missed a connection and have to sleep at the skeeviest hotel known to man as Annie did on her way home from St. Lucia and there’s no time to dash to the drugstore–try this trick we learned from a beauty editor friend at a major magazine who travels frequently: She suggests keeping your luggage in the bathroom, as bed bugs don’t like tile and checking your luggage as they can’t live at the cooler temperatures of the airplane underbelly. Hope this helps!