If there is a bed bug problem in your building, beware the laundry room. You may want to take some extra precautions:

Make sure you remove your laundry from the machine before someone puts your stuff on the table.  Also avoid communal folding chairs, armchairs and couches.

Bed bugs and their eggs can survive cold-water washes; in order to kill both bed bugs and viable eggs, dryers must be on high heat (122 degrees minimum) for about an hour.

If you have a storage bin, placeall of your belongings in sealed plastic bags or airtight tubs to prevent cross migration from someone’s infested suitcase, for instance.