We don't have a huge bedbug problem in Fort Collins, but that doesn't mean we're immune to them. In fact the 'Great Sofa Round-Up' at Colorado State University came to a halt, partially because of people's fears of bedbugs.
I know every time I travel I'm terrified of finding bed bugs. In fact, we checked our sheets 3-4 times a day on our recent trip to Florida just because of our paranoia. On that trip I realized that I had no idea what I was even looking for. Other than...bugs.