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Teach Kids Hotel Protocol

Tell your children why you're inspecting the hotel room and what you're looking for. "We teach kids our concerns about other insects, like bees and mosquitoes; bedbugs should be on that list as well," says Henriksen.

Also watch for traces of white powder, says Johnson; it could be a pesticide used to treat a previous problem.

"Insecticides aren't good for anyone, especially young children, and you might want to ask for another room or switch hotels if you think you're being exposed."


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