As their name suggests,they are most commonly found in different areas of the bedroom, particularly box springs and mattresses. However Bed Bugs can be found anywhere throughout a home including; couches, recliners, headboards, dressers, baseboards, picture frames, electrical outlets and the list goes on.
According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) in their 2018 study, Bugs Without Borders, there are a number of common areas bed bugs can be found. These include:
- Hotels and motels
- Nursing homes
- Schools and daycare centers
- Office buildings
- College dormitories
- Public transportation
While two decades ago, bed bugs weren’t a major concern, they are found in all 50 states today and nearly every other area of the world due to their adept ability to translocate.