Luggage rack in corner of room

Think Twice Before Using The Luggage Rack In Your Hotel Room

By Nicole Cord-Cruz


When you first enter your hotel room, don’t immediately discard your luggage in the rack and sink into the sheets — unless you want bed bugs to cling to you and your belongings.
Bed bugs don’t just hide in beds. As entomologist Dr. Brittany Campbell told Apartment Therapy, "Avoid using racks with hollow legs, since bed bugs can hide within the legs."
While luggage racks are mostly made of metal, some have fabric that could serve as nests for bedbugs. Instead, store your luggage in the bathroom, where bed bugs rarely venture.
If you want to keep your stuff within reach, inspect the room thoroughly to ensure no bed bugs are hiding. Look for their brown or red bodies, which look like an apple seed.