While bed bugs became rare in the 1950s, they have been re-introduced into the US, particularly via international ports of entry. Bed bugs reproduce and spread quickly, traveling in clothing and baggage. A bed bug infestation can start almost anywhere: at home, a hotel, or even in public places such as buses, airports, or train stations. Because they travel frequently, bed bugs can thrive in any environment, even very clean ones. For example, bed bugs have been showing up in upscale hotels, resulting in lawsuits by guests who have suffered serious bites, itching, and skin rashes from their presence.

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