Bed Bug Armageddon

Bed bugs have been a household pest issue for more than 3,300 years, dating back to ancient Egypt. They were first brought to the Canada and the United States by early colonists, where they thrived for many decades. However, by the 1950’s, bed bugs had been all but eradicated in the developed world, thanks to the availability of new pest control products, coupled with the widespread use of vacuums and washing machines which helped to control the spread of infestations in living spaces.

Several factors led to the resurgence of bed bugs beginning in the late 1990’s; increased international travel, more targeted pest control products and methods and a lack of public awareness about pest prevention methods. However, today the wide spread of bed bugs has been identified as people purchasing second hand furniture and bringing it into their homes. The homeowners sleep soundly tucked in their warm beds as the bed bug feast on their unsuspecting bodies.


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Patrick Martens