Remote monitoring for bed bugs

A global bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) resurgence has continued throughout the past two decades, following a period of relative absence for most of the world between 1960 and 2000 (Boase, 2001; Reinhardt & Sivajothy, 2007).

The cause of the modern resurgence is likely to be the result of multiple factors facilitating their survival, reproduction and spread. Insecticide resistance, increase foreign trade and travel, urbanisation and a reduction in the range of products available for bed bug control, have all been cited as likely factors (Doggett et al., 2018).