One out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel. Depending on the scope of an infestation and the type of treatment used by a pest professional, it can take several treatments to completely eliminate bed bugs.
Bed bugs are found seemingly everywhere, such as homes, apartments, hotels, nursing homes, college dorms, offices, schools and daycare centers, hospitals, public transportation and others. Bed bugs are found in all 50 U.S. states.
Research conducted to date has shown that bed bugs do not transmit disease to their human victims, although some people may experience itchy, red welts;
Vigilance is the key to bed bug prevention. When out in public - whether at a hotel, store, movie theater or work place - it is important to be conscientious of all surroundings.