There is a common childhood saying, “don’t let the bedbugs bite” and by the 1940’s bedbugs had pretty much been eradicated in the United States. Therefore, it is surprising that bedbugs returned a few years ago and have become a tricky problem for the property management industry when they occur.
Why did bedbugs return?
The main reasons are increased global travel, increased mobility in general, as well as changes in pesticide use, particularly the ban on the pesticide DDT. All this has allowed them to flourish when introduced. Read more →