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Can you catch bedbugs from sitting on a hotel sofa or chair?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Bedbugs

In recent years, bed bugs have also made a comeback in the U.
S. They are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, health care facilities, dormitories, shelters, schools, and modes of transport. Other places where bed bugs sometimes appear include movie theaters, laundries/dry cleaners, furniture rental outlets and office buildings. Yes if sofa contaminated.

In brief: Bedbugs

In recent years, bed bugs have also made a comeback in the U.
S. They are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, health care facilities, dormitories, shelters, schools, and modes of transport. Other places where bed bugs sometimes appear include movie theaters, laundries/dry cleaners, furniture rental outlets and office buildings. Yes if sofa contaminated.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Lately we've had a resurgence of these little pests.
Nobody knows why.

In brief: Yes

Lately we've had a resurgence of these little pests.
Nobody knows why.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine

In brief: Unlikely

Remember that you don't "catch" bedbugs, rather you are bitten by them. In order to bite you they need access to bare skin.
For this reason, in general people are bitten by bedbugs in bed. But if you were unlucky, and not wearing much, it is *possible* to be bitten while sitting on a hotel sofa or chair!

In brief: Unlikely

Remember that you don't "catch" bedbugs, rather you are bitten by them. In order to bite you they need access to bare skin.
For this reason, in general people are bitten by bedbugs in bed. But if you were unlucky, and not wearing much, it is *possible* to be bitten while sitting on a hotel sofa or chair!
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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