The Secret Life of Bed Bugs

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Submitted by BedBug Central on Thu, 2008-08-28 15:13

As reported in the Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn complaints to the city about bedbugs have surged more than 1,900 percent since 2004.  Like rats and taxes, the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius L.) has been our boon companion throughout history. From feeding first on cave bats, it’s likely that the small, bloodsucking arthropods evolved to prefer the blood of human cave dwellers. From there, they hid in our clothing and tools as we brought them into tents and houses – and nowadays into condos, hotel rooms, cruise ships, mass transit and college dorms. The school system reports that children are bringing bedbugs home with them from the classroom. Click here for the full article.

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