What the Bed Bug Outbreak Teaches Us

Generating news coverage and reports of pest related drama are all sorts of natural events. Throughout the years, the different historical perspectives, insights and discoveries about everything from the plague to the American civil war have involved pests and their management. Diseases, medical procedures and the manner in which we culturally adapt to handle other humans have all been influenced by the pests around us. And yet, the news coverage which highlights the lives, the inner workings, and the capabilities of the insects and pests around us is few and far between. Deep within the bed bug epidemic was a great deal of fear, and the news coverage which surrounded the entire event helped to heighten the public understanding of the bed