Due to the high number of potential hiding places for bed bugs on a suitcase, take precautions as if bed bugs have hitched a ride home with you. Don't put your suitcase on your bed, couch, or other furniture to unpack it. If you can swing it, remove the contents from the suitcase in an area such as your laundry room, kitchen, garage, or foyer. Once unpacked, store your suitcase in a non-living space, if possible, such as an attic, basement, or garage. If the suitcase must be stored under a bed or in a bedroom closet, then place it in a large trash bag first and tie the bag shut.