Thursday, August 24, 2006
Bed bugs were almost non-existent in the U.S. for the past forty years, but are making a comeback. The annoying critters survived decades of insecticides and are presenting problems for hotels, college dorms, and the travel industry. As a local bug expert explains, bed bugs' ability to "hitch-hike" and survive in almost anything make these bloodsuckers a nuisance that is not going away anytime soon.
- Dr. Michael Wall , curator of entomology at the San Diego Natural History Museum .