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Bed bugs don’t just live in New York City these days. They’re everywhere! Travelers and vacationers all across the country live in fear that their hotel might be hit with an infestation. A few bed bugs picked up on the go might translate to a ruined mattress and disrupted life.

Bed bugs don’t just live in New York City these days. They’re everywhere! Travelers and vacationers all across the country live in fear that their hotel might be hit with an infestation. A few bed bugs picked up on the go might translate to a ruined mattress and disrupted life.

HOW TO SPOT A BED BUG

An adult bed bug is about 1/5 inch long, oval in shape and flat.


SIGNS OF AN INFESTATION

Bed bugs shed skin castings and lay eggs when they take up residence.


BED BUG BITES

After feeding, they leave red, blotchy marks. These bites can be dangerous for a small part of the population.


Videos

A bed-bug's-eye view of how these tiny vampires dine on human blood.


Bed bugs are back! Learn more about our shared history and how to avoid these critters.


Learn to avoid bed bugs, bacteria and whatever else the backlight reveals in your hotel room.


"Bed Bugs"

How and why the mystery creature - nearly eradicated 60 years ago - is making a comeback


"Dark Banquet: An Interview with Bed Bug Expert Lou Sorkin"

Get a close-up look at how a bed bug infestation works and watch as they feed on Lou's arm.

Some photos above courtesy of Alex Wild Photography.