Bed bugs are excellent “hitch-hikers”. Bed bugs can enter your home in a number of ways. In the past we always thought of bed bugs coming into our homes in suitcases after we had traveled. Now we know that they can be transported into people’s homes in boxes, book bags, purses, and even shoes. Since bed bugs are found in many places (they are not limited to homes and hotels) these pests can be brought into your home at almost any time. Pest control companies have reported infestations everywhere from single family homes, apartments and hotels, to schools, office buildings, and even retail stores.