Second-hand items may invite unwanted guests

Pest control experts say bed bugs are showing up more often in furniture that was cast off by someone else.

You should be careful what you pick up in a thrift store, on craigslist, or what's left on a curbside.

Some items may have been tossed because they're infested.

Check seams of mattresses and furniture fabric for discoloration, and check wood frames. Infestation looks similar to mildew.

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