Why are bed bugs such an issue for homeowners, hotels, and visitors?

Bed bugs actually leave itchy, blooding welts on human skin. With adult bed bugs being able to survive without eating for an entire year, it makes them that much harder to control.

Once inside a hotel or home, bed bugs spread rapidly from room to room-through pipes, in vacuum cleaners, on clothing and luggage. In a hotel, bed bugs can even spread to neighboring rooms, since guests occasionally change rooms.