Bed bugs are a pest that commonly infest individual homes and apartments, hotels or motels, shelters, and other places where people spend a lot of time sleeping or resting.

picture of cubicles at an officeOccasionally, bed bugs will be found in other places such as the work environment — office buildings, schools, or hospitals to name a few examples. Bed bugs can be introduced into the workplace after hitchhiking on the belongings of a visitor or employee. Because there are no sleeping sites in most workplace areas, it is not an ideal place for a bed bug.

Finding a single bug, or even a small number of bugs, does not mean there is an infestation in the workplace. The most likely explanation is that single bugs were unknowingly brought into the area on more than one occasion.

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