Ever since toxic pesticides were discontinued, bed bugs have had a resurgence. In the 50s they were near extinction, but now they are becoming more and more common. The increase in international travel has also contributed to the spread of bed bugs.
One of the more common ways that bed bugs spread to your home is when you travel. Whenever you stay in a hotel, you should take some time to check the bed and couches to make sure there are no bugs in your room. They tend to congregate in the seams, so it is good to take of the sheets and lift up around the seam to try to spot them.
If there are bedbugs there, you should immediately request a new room and make sure that you don’t let any of your belongings get in contact with the bed.
To deal with an infestation, it is always best to contact a professional terminator, since a failed attempt could cause the bugs to move to a different location.