Bedbugs have interfered with human sleep for thousands of years. In fact, they were present 3,500 years ago among the ancient Egyptians. Though they have mostly occurred in poor regions of the globe, it is evident now that they have reached every continent. Moreover, they affect people of every socioeconomic status.
There was a decline in their presence during the middle of the 20th century; however, bedbugs have since made a resurgence. This may have to do with insecticide resistance as well as the removal of the insecticide dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) in some countries. Travel technology has also advanced across the globe, and this has led to the spread of these arthropods to many regions [1, 2, 3].
Travelers have even carried bedbugs to five-star hotels and resorts, and subsequent customers are at risk for acquisition of the infestation .