Bed bugs are thought to have originally lived in dark environments like caves and preyed on bats and other small animals. (There is actually a separate type of bed bug today that still prefers to prey on bats.)
Humans have been dealing with bed bugs for thousands of years. In fact, an Egyptian tomb that was over 3000 years old was found to have preserved bed bugs in it along with the remains of a wealthy ancient Egyptian. The frequent travel that is part of modern life has helped bed bugs spread throughout most of the world.
Bed bugs spread easily by “hitching” a ride on a person or their immediate belongings.
It’s possible to pick up bed bugs in all kinds of everyday locations, from public transportation like a bus or taxi, to food or entertainment businesses like restaurants and movie theaters, to hotels and motels, or even simply visiting a friend’s home.
Once bed bugs are in your home they can quickly reproduce and turn into a real infestation if left unchecked.
An infestation can include hundreds of bed bugs in a single room and result in anyone sleeping in that room being bitten hundreds of times a night!
What proof. Professionals Do To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
If you suspect you have bed bugs in your home, it is important to contact a professional pest control company right away before you’re dealing with a full-blown infestation.