When it comes to bed bugs, prevention is the best option. Vacuuming and dusting are important, and make sure you know the signs!
As for prevention, check your luggage for bed bugs outside your house before you bring it in after a trip. Reader’s Digest said, “When Green arrives home from travel she only brings in the items she can wash and dry immediately, and she washes them in the hottest water and dries the clothes on the hottest setting for 30 minutes to be sure to kill bed bugs and their eggs.”
Also, don’t bring any used furniture into your home without a thorough inspection!