Utah State University Extension
Bed bugs are notorious around the world for their impact on humans and have been recognized as important pests for hundreds of years. Infestations were common before World War II, but heavy insecticide use eliminated most bed bugs in North America for almost 30 years.
Davis, Ryan S.; Hodgson, Erin W.; Karren, Jay B.; and Roe, Alan H., "Bed Bugs: For Homeowners" (2009). All Current Publications. Paper 852.