(NBC News Channel) - The best way to bring back memories -- not bed bugs -- from your vacation?
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Do your laundry!
That's because bed bugs are attracted to dirty clothes.
A new Bbritish study found the critters were twice as likely to creep into suitcases with soiled clothes , than those with clean laundry.
And it didn't take much dirt.
The clothes had only been worn for just a few hours before attracting bed bugs.
Experts say if you can't do laundry, keep all dirty items in a sealed plastic bag.