Many of us like to bring home souvenirs when we travel: a t-shirt from that cool hole-in-the-wall beach bar or a stuffed bug from the entomology conference for your favorite kid. While our tastes in trinkets may vary, we can all agree on the worst souvenir: bed bugs. These little blood suckers not only leave itchy bites, but getting rid of a bed bug infestation is a huge hassle that will take a toll on your wallet and even your mental health. Unfortunately, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) have made a comeback and they are now a big concern for travelers and the hospitality industry.
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