"In the United States, bedbugs frequently infest hotels and homes and, once established, can spread rapidly and be difficult to eliminate," said Dr. Yan. "For example, New York City reports hundreds of complaints of bedbug infestations every year, and these numbers have been steadily increasing. In addition, in two separate surveys of hotels done by extermination companies, reports have emerged indicating that 14 percent of hotel rooms and up to 25 percent of hotels show evidence of bedbug infestation."
Bedbugs are hardy insects and can go as long as six to 12 months between feedings in times when their food supply is scarce. They commonly are found along the seams of mattresses or box springs, behind headboards, or in other small dark spaces. When bedbugs bite, people may experience intense itching that can be hard to relieve.
|SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology|
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