are sneaky hitch hikers, you can bring them into your home from many places including a hotel room, movie theater, airplane, or someone else's house. They colonize in areas wherever people rest for periods of time. Typical hiding places for bed bugs are cracks and crevices or seams in mattresses, bed frames, furniture (including sofas), but they can also hide in suitcases, purses and backpacks. When traveling, carefully inspect your room and bed with a flashlight and look for the following: live bed bugs, eggs, small dark stains from bed bug feces. When returning home from a trip, wash all clothing as soon as possible and dry them in a hot dryer as well as inspect your suitcase.