Where do bed bugs come from?

Bed bugs across the world have people asking the question – Where do they come from? Everyone wants to know where these critters originate and how to eliminate them. Bedbug.com provides some answers to this question and many more bed bug mysteries.

So, where do Bed Bugs Come From?

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  • Bed bugs reside in temperate zones across the world.
  • Bed bug infestations have increased due to an increase in international travel, and avaliable hosts.
  • Due to the elimination of powerful pesticides, such as DDT, in the 1950’s, bed bugs have been able to rebuild thier populations.
  • Recent research indicates that bedbugs have become more resilient to recent methods of killing bed bugs.
  • Common locations for bed bug infestation are in hotels, apartments, dorm rooms, hostels, cruise ships, hospitals, and moving vans. However, bed bugs can reside anywhere and survive for months without a single blood meal!

 Where do bed bugs hide in your home?

  • Bed bugs hide during the day, and do most of thier feeding at night.
  • Bed bugs typically hide nears beds; in mattresses, box springs and headboards. This is where the bed bugs can typically feed for longest while you sleep.
  • Bed bugs are typically transported though luggage, bedding, clothing and used furniture.

How Can I Protect A Bed or Luggage from Bed Bugs?

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