Where Do Bed Bugs Originate From ? make me nausea positive. I shudder just thinking about them. Bedbugs are my biggest fear about staying in a hotel – so much, in fact, even though I used to sleep in luxurious hotel beds, now I avoid them whenever possible. For a while, I usually check this site before booking to stay at the hotel. Now I just do not book a hotel stay at all. Just think of the crazy people who were eating in my blood while I was sleeping made me not want to sleep anywhere but my own house again. But I will get rid of my feelings for the sake of this article.
Bedbugs, small round copper creatures, feasting on the blood of animals and humans (Interesting to note – they turn bright red as they eat you). Once thought to have medicinal properties, bedbugs have been documented as early as the first century. Originating in a tropical climate, bedbugs are excellent pedestrians, storing luggage, handbags, or clothing, and now can be found almost everywhere in the world. Another reason why bedbugs are good travelers? Although they prefer to go about a week between meals, they can actually be up to a year without eating.
They are called bedbugs because that is where they feed their host most often, live, and lay eggs. Although usually find bedbugs in your bed, do not let their names fool you. You can also find bedbugs almost anywhere in your home – in furniture, cracks in walls, and ceiling holes.
Bedbugs nearly disappeared in the United States in the 1940s with the widespread use of DDT on everything from mattresses to floors, but never completely eradicated. Although they have been annoying Americans for years, the bedbugs have just made a comeback in the United States (like a wedge sandal, but not funny). Why? EPA credits the rise of bedbugs to increased domestic and international travel, as well as resistance to germ bedbugs against various types of pesticides.
Possible other reasons for their new proliferation? The fact that they love to marry with close relatives, even their own mother. A recent study by entomologists at North Carolina State University suggests that all infestation of bedbugs can begin with only one or two insects of the founder. Most insects can not survive in close blood cultures, because as in humans, it can cause genetic disorders. Bedbugs, like cockroaches, can.
Bedbugs are so hard to get rid of, in fact, that a bedbug conference was held in Chicago last year for entrepreneurs trying to launch the best way to get rid of bedbugs. Some products roast bedbugs, while others freeze them. While the assembly may differ on the best approach to eradicate the bedbugs, they all agree on one thing – bedbugs are here to stay and will not be completely eradicated.