HISTORY OF BED BUGS
Prior to World War II, Bed Bug infestations were common. Since the development of synthetic organic insecticides such as DDT and chlordane almost 70 years ago, Bed Bug infestations in buildings have declined significantly, almost disappearing. In fact, in the United States, Bed Bug infestations have been exceedingly rare, almost non-existent, until a few years ago.
Today, Bed Bugs can be found in every state in the United States, and almost every city. Bed Bugs are so common now that the federal government considers them almost "epidemic." The National Pest Management Association has declared war on Bed Bugs and has held Bed Bug meetings all across the nation to help educate pest control companies in an effort to help control them.