For decades, the only time people heard about bed bugs was when someone told them "sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite!" But a ban on the powerful but risky insecticide DDT eventually led the little critters to come out of childhood rhymes and alarmingly into modern life. Today, there's a real risk you could carry them home from a hotel or a friend's house and wind up with a blood-sucking infestation. Luckily, entomologists who study the species know a few key ways to prevent that from happening.
Written by Ashley Hamer October 26, 2017
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