While bed bugs have become a global issue, they are not the result of textiles. Instead, globalization and increased travel are the primary factors driving their spread.
Despite the misleading name, bedspreads and other textiles are not responsible for the resurgence of bed bugs. These pests hitchhike on luggage, clothing, and other items, and they are attracted to carbon dioxide, which humans exhale.
Experts recommend using proper pest management techniques, isolating infested items, and washing and drying them at high temperatures to control bed bug infestations.
The textiles industry need not worry about the bed bug issue, as textiles are not the cause. Globe trotters and sports fans can safely travel to Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics without fear of bed bugs.