Bed bug infestations are on the rise across North America, notably metropolitan areas in the United States and Canada. 3AK6ANJQAHAQ

According to industry research, pest management companies report a 71% increase in bed bug calls since 2001 and annual sales from this pest have increased by more than 30% in 2008 over the year prior. Further, the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a National Bed Bug Summit in April 2009 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the burgeoning issues associated with bed bug infestations for homeowners as well as for hotels, college dormitories, multifamily housing and more.