For a limited time, "The History of Bed Bug Management -- With Lessons from the Past" by Dr. Michael F. Potter, University of Kentucky, will be available to the public for free.
The article, which appears in the Spring 2011 edition of American Entomologist, provides a historical review of the impacts of bed bugs and their management.
"Bed bugs have been biting us since the beginning of recorded time," Potter writes. "Perhaps the most unsettling aspect of 21st century bed bugs is that we are in uncharted territory ... The foundation of bed bug management still consists of hard work, public education, and constant vigilance to prevent or detect infestations in the early stages."