Bed Bugs Have Become Common Foes
Residents of Maryland are no stranger to bed bugs. These creatures were once part of a simple childhood rhyme, and many people didn’t even know that they were real. But residents of Maryland, from Glen Burnie to Pumphrey, now know that bed bugs are very real, and dealing with them has become second nature to many.
According to fossils that have been found in the Middle East, bed bugs have actually been around for over 3,500 years. It is believed that they originated in caves, feeding on bats, but moved to human hosts as the population grew.
Bed bugs gradually spread to Italy and China, and by the 1400s, they were found in Germany and France.
Though they came to America with the colonists in the 1700’s, bed bugs became scarce in the 1950’s. In fact, scientists had a tough time finding any to do research on. This was likely due to the use of the pesticide DDT, which was then banned in 1972. Bed bugs went back to their mythic status and laid dormant for many years.
Bed bugs came back with a vengeance in port cities like Miami and New York in the 1990s. These clever critters hid in people’s luggage and were carried all over the country. The first increase in numbers occurred in hotels, apartments, and hospitals. And now, bed bugs can be found far and wide in Europe, Australia, and Africa. In the U.S., no state has been left untouched by the bed dwellers. Their resilience, coupled with their ability to hitchhike-and-hide, have added to their increase in numbers. The reduced use of certain pesticides has helped them to continue to thrive even when human hosts have moved on.
The Need For Intervention – Pumphrey Bed Bugs
When it comes to getting rid of the bedbugs in your home, don’t leave your infestation to chance. Even in Pumphrey bed bugs are no match for our professional services. We know where they hide, we know how to seek them, and we don’t play games once we find them. Call us today for a phone consultation and you’ll feel confident the next time you turn out the light.