Bed Bug Resurgence Caused by Globalization and Other Multiple Factors

Resurgence of Bedbugs Due to Multiple Factors
Resurgence of Bedbugs Due to Multiple Factors

Bed bug infestations have been increasing in the NYC area in recent years for many reasons. Although the presence of bed bugs used to be associated with unsanitary or unhygienic conditions, this has changed considerably. Bed bugs have been thriving in a wide range of environments, including buildings that are normally kept clean. Pesticide changes, globalization and even interior decor trends have been contributing to these infestations.

Pesticides

Pesticides containing DDT have been banned since 1972, but they used to be effective at getting rid of bed bugs. At the same time, pesticides that are highly effective at killing cockroaches have been increasing in use, resulting in fewer cockroaches around to prey on bed bugs.

Globalization

With more and more people traveling around the country and the world, bed bugs have been easily carried from one place to another in suitcases. Limited travel in the past used to make it harder for these pests to infest other places.

Interior Decor

The shabby chic style of interior decor has also made it easier for bed bugs to find their way into new buildings. Purchasing secondhand furniture and other items comes with the risk that these objects are already infested with these pests.

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