Once upon a time, bed bugs played little more than a bit part in a children’s nursery rhyme. But since they scuttled out of obscurity into the limelight more than a decade ago, the American public has found it hard to sleep tight. Bed bugs have inspired everything from disgust and dread to myths and misconceptions — not to mention making their fair share of headlines.
Bed bugs are peculiar. It’s not surprising these creepy creatures sparked panic among their human hosts, who found themselves fed upon in the dark of the night while seemingly safe in their beds. For a time, people felt like they could escape the pests by the light of day. That’s until bed bugs started showing up in offices. And in retail centers. And theaters. And libraries. Though it sounds like a Hitchcockian horror movie, it’s just a typical day’s work for CNY Bed Bug Extermination. We were early observers of the reemergence of bed bugs, and we’ve been on the frontlines of the battle against them ever since.
We have rounded up 100 facts about bed bugs.
Facts that illuminate how their biology, mating habits and resilience make them one of the most challengin