The EPA has advised consumers to reduce clutter, vacuum often and dry infested clothes at high temperatures. If traveling, one should inspect hotel rooms for possible pests and the dark dots that they leave behind. Travelers are advised to keep their luggage off the floor and to zip their belongings up.
"These bugs can travel with people wherever they go," White said. "So, you are going to see these bugs popping up in these areas probably for the foreseeable future."