Bed bugs were the Freak-Out Flavor of the Month a few years ago. But you don’t seem to hear much about them now. Why is that? Primarily because those who influence the news stories don’t stand to make a lot of money from them. What? Isn’t news, news? Not really and here is the truth behind bed bugs. These small blood suckers have been a pest of humankind for centuries. Once the details of life were documented with regularity, these pests were discussed frequently. Fossilized bed bugs date back 3500 years so clearly, they are a part of Man’s history.