Bed bugs became rare in the US during the1950s due to the widespread usage of DDT and other toxic, non-specific insecticide treatments. They have been re-introduced into the US as a result of an increase in world travel and globalization. Their numbers have been consistently growing due to the difficulty of eliminating bed bugs. Their cryptic hiding nature and their growing resistance to most bed bug sprays and pesticides used today means bed bugs infestation is on the rise.
Bed bugs can thrive in any environment… even very clean ones. They are easily spread and can live anywhere in a home, hotel, or even in public places such as buses, airports, movie theaters, or train stations. Bed bugs are considered hitchhikers, stowing themselves away in handbags, computer bags, luggage, and parcels and even in the seams of clothing, making permanent bed bug control difficult.
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