Bedbugs are back. This is likely due to increased international air travel and pesticide resistance.

It isn’t something many people like to talk about, as it seems, erroneously, to be associated with poor hygiene. However, reportedly up to 5 percent of hotels are infested. So while traveling, you can take some of these unwanted pests home. Chicago and New York’s Upper East Side seem to suffer extensively, and successful litigation has been brought in some instances against hotels.

Dr. Victor S. Sierpina is the WD and Laura Nell Nicholson Family Professor of Integrative Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine at UTMB.

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