Bedbugs are parasitic nocturnal insects that feed on the blood of humans and (some) animals. They have existed as a nuisance to mankind since the era of the caveman. By the 1940's and 50's, they were thought to be eradicated in the United States, due largely to two products; DDT and the invention of the vacuum cleaner.  For nearly a half century, they existed only in the form of a sing-song bedtime edict, "Don't let the bedbugs bite."

A half century later, bedbugs are back- with a vengeance. Reports and rumors of the bedbug resurgence have confirmed. . . bedbugs infestations are rising at alarming rates; more than 500% per year.