The world's bed bug population has simply exploded. Prior to WWII they were an annoying but common part of daily life. Following the invention of the pesticide DDT in the 1940s, it looked as though bed bugs were gone for good. It turned out that DDT had some extremely nasty side effects so the chemical was banned starting in the 1970s and bed bugs have been making a steady comeback ever since. Shot on location in Canada, the United States and Thailand, this fast-paced film reveals the pervasiveness of these parasites that experts are calling a global pandemic. The film combines interviews with world-renowned experts and first-hand accounts from bed bug victims to reveal the oversized impact these tiny pests are having on our daily lives.