bed bugs do not only live in beds. They can hitch a ride on passengers' belongings and infest planes, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ships. Any residences with large numbers of occupants, such as hotels, motels, hospitals and other health care facilities, apartments, rooming houses, college dormitories and camp cabins, are prone to infestations. Bed bugs can spread through an entire building as they move from room to room and floor to floor. The following telltale signs will help you recognize bed bugs and protect yourself, your surroundings and your belongings.