Where are bedbugs found?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Bedbugs can be seen anywhere, but they tend to occur in environments in disarray. Old furniture makes an excellent home for bedbugs. These insects also like to hide in the seams and folds of mattresses and in bed frames and springs.

Passenger ships provide conditions suitable for the survival and growth of many pest populations. In a 2008 study, pest infestations were identified in 21 ferries: 18 with flies, 11 with cockroaches, and with 3 with bedbugs. [11]


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