Bed Bugs on Furniture (image) Penn State Share Print E-Mail Caption Nearly eradicated in the United States after World War II, global bed bug populations -- including many that are resistant to insecticides -- have surged in recent decades. These are bed bugs on furniture. Credit Nick Sloff, Penn State Department of Entomology Usage Restrictions non commercial use only Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.