It’s a common expression we were told as children right before bedtime, “good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite”. The phrase dates back to the 1700’s, before the days of sturdy mattresses and box springs, as a reminder to tighten up the ropes on the bed to prevent sagging. More than 300 years later the rhyming reminder stands true, with the recent spike of bed bug infestations in the United States.
Most scientists agree that bed bugs originated some 10,000 years ago, with the first fossilized bed bug found in Egypt about 3,550 years back. Today, the blood-sucking …read moreContinue reading →