Once thought to have been eliminated from North America, the bedbug has been making a startling and unwelcome comeback over recent years. This true bug is a blood feeder that primarily feeds on humans, but will feed on a variety of other mammals as well as birds. Bedbugs are carried into structures by humans. Domestic hotels, motels, and hostels are frequently the point of origin, as well as foreign travel especially in Asia and Eastern Europe where these insects are endemic. Bed bugs are nocturnal in habit and are rarely seen moving about during the day. They can and will hide in any small crack or crevice, usually in or near a sleeping area. The key to elimination is thorough inspection and treatment, and conscientious customer co-operation.