We have all heard horror stories about people acquiring bedbugs in hotels while on vacation. Although it is certainly common to find bedbugs in hotel rooms, there may be a plethora of other bedbug hotspots that you are not aware of, and you should be if you want to keep bedbugs away from you and your things.
Public libraries are often a breeding ground for bedbugs, and it is not uncommon to find bedbugs inside of books. If you do check out any items from the library, you should check each one for bedbugs because they are versatile enough to live for on hard surfaces.
Retail shops count as another public location where bedbug infestations are common. For example, during the summer of 2010 numerous retail stores were closed around Manhattan when bedbugs were found to be hiding in several products available to purchase. So if you are a big shopper, you may not want to check every little thing you buy for bedbugs, but if you live in a bigger city it would be foolish not to.
Have you ever purchased a product from a store to later discover that it was infested with bedbugs?