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 & Siva- Jothy, 2007).

The cause of the modern resurgence is likely to be the result of multiple factors facilitating their surviv- al, reproduction and spread. Insecticide resistance, increased 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).