The Full History of the Bed Bug

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • June 14, 2018

Timeline of Bed Bug History: Then and Now

The history of the bed bug is probably not something many of us take time to ponder but is actually pretty interesting.

From ancient caves and civilizations to their journey across Europe and the Atlantic, these little blood sucking pests have tortured humankind for centuries.

The Early Bed Bug

Fossils and ancient scientific writings provide us with a look into the early history of bed bugs. But with that said, scientists believe the history of the bed bug goes back a lot further than we have record of.

The first bed bug-human interaction likely occurred in ancient Mediterranean caves, where civilization first began. The bed bug is believed to be a descendant of the “bat bug

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