People may blame the recent year’s outbreak of bed bugs on the loss of use of the pesticide DDT. Bed bugs were pretty much eliminated in American society when the pesticide was available for use. Now we are finding outbreaks in all areas of our American life. New York City has found bed bugs in hotels, airplanes, buses, schools and even subways. You never know when you just might be sharing a seat with an uninvited, blood sucking, soon to be, houseguest. They strike the rich, the poor and everyone in between.
If you want to play the blame game, we American should look towards ourselves. Bedbugs certainly thrive thanks to our busy lifestyle. More and more people are traveling in our mobile society and have contributed to the proliferation of bed bugs. The number one reason that bed bug populations are on the rise is because of the lack of public awareness. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, people knew how to detect them. They knew what bed bugs looked like and their habits.
Because of the lack of awareness and education, it is hard to drum up help and sympathy for the bed bug problem. It is hard for people who are not affected by these pests to know how horrible it is to have them invade your life.
Remember, if your neighbor has bed bugs, it is only a matter of time before they come to take a bite out of you! To rid your life of bed bugs, click here.