Bed bugs,"Latin name: Cimex lectularius Linnaeus", are blood feeding parasites and feed mainly on humans, chickens, bats and domesticated animals. Bed bugs are suspected carriers of leprosy, oriental sore, Q-fever and brucellosis. Bedbugs have been implicated in the spread of disease to humans.
After the development and use of modern insecticides, such as DDTs, the bedbug infestations have virtually disappeared. However, since 1995, pest management professionals have noticed an increase in bedbug related complaints. This is due to the banning of DDTs and other pesticides, because on there enviromental impact.