In the past decade, bed bugs have been making a significant comeback to the United States. International travel and commerce are thought to grow the spread of these insects which are readily transportable in luggage and clothing. Bed bugs are found everywhere but more common locations include hotels, motels, dormitories, shelters, apartment complexes, and prisons due to their high turnover in occupancy. Bed bug infestation in a particular location is not generally a reflection of poor hygiene or bad housekeeping as they do not discriminate where they will nest. An old motel or a 5 star hotel are equally as nice to a bed bug!
There has been a significant outbreak of bed bugs in North America, parts of Western Europe, and in Australia. There were over 10,000 complaints filed with the New York City Department of Health in 2009 alone. It is safe to assume that many complaints go unfiled to avoid the negative publicity that a hotel, for instance, may receive if their infestation became public.
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