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Unfortunately, bed bugs are reaching epidemic proportions throughout major cities all over the world. While your community may not have an issue with bed bugs, they can quickly spread. Educating yourself on bed bugs is the best way to prevent spreading them into your home. Bed bugs are reddish, brown with flat oval-like bodies. They tend to hide out in places such as bed frames, mattresses, and box springs. They can piggy back into your home through your luggage, clothes, and other belongings you travel with. They can even find their way into your home through your moving boxes! Always check hotel rooms for bed bugs before unpacking and inspect luggage when you return home.