Bed Bugs Are Back—An IPM Answer
Bed bugs mostly troubled wealthy people in medieval times, because they had the warmest homes. But as the quality of homes improved over time, bed bugs became a problem for people of all economic classes. Before World War II, they were a common pest in the U.S. until a combination of factors including pesticides, a household appliance, and fashion nearly eliminated them.
NYS IPM Type: Community IPM Fact Sheet
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Schools; Daycare Centers; Buildings; Homes; Humans or Pets; Schools