You may think bed bugs are found only in unsavory hotel rooms and apartment buildings. But experts say they’ve actually been spotted all over our towns and cities: on trains and airplanes, in movie theater seats, offices, schools, libraries, laundromats—even restaurants.
Bed bugs generally live within 8 feet of where people sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so they most often congregate in and infest apartments, houses and hotels.
Outside of homes and hotels, there are some spots where bed bugs may appear in larger numbers, and where it’s wise to be on the alert. Here’s what you need to know:
- Nursing homes are areas of concern.
- Schools, hospitals and offices rank fairly high on the list of infested places.
For more information about spotting a bed bug, please visit our bed bug pest identification page here.
Please visit our page on getting rid of bed bugs.
Here is the news story on places bed bugs can hide.