No one knows why Bed Bugs are becoming more common, but there are some reasons that might explain it.

  • People are traveling more which increase the likelihood of transporting Bed Bugs from infested to un-infested areas
  • The United States is experiencing a tremendous amount of immigration from parts of the world where Bed Bug infestations are common. Some of the immigrants may bring Bed Bugs with them (Just as the original North American infestations were started).
  • Reduced use of residual insecticides in buildings. Surface application of residual insecticides are very rarely used indoors which permits Bed Bug infestations to survive and even flourish.
  • Bed Bug infestations are difficult to find and inspect. Since Bed Bugs have not been common for more than 50 years, it is doubtful that most people today have seen a Bed Bug.
  • Ineffective Treatments. Pest control professionals unfamiliar with Bed Bugs and their biology may be using inadequate treatments. As a result, infestations survive, spread and flourish.