Where Do Bed Bugs Come From? What Causes Bed Bugs?

brief bed bug history

Bed bugs live in areas where humans sleep or inhabit.  They have infested homes and buildings all over the world including every area in the Unites States.  Although hotels and motels are quite often the target of how these hitchhikers move from place to place, the places that bed bugs have been found can be quite extensive.  Below is a list of the places we have found bedbug infestations and locations you may be able to check off your list.

  • Office Buildings
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Fire Halls & Stations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Child Care and Day Care Facilities
  • Schools
  • Local Police Stations
  • State Agency Buildings
  • Prisons and Jails
  • Theaters
  • Family Member Homes
  • And More

History on Where They Came From:

Bed bug have been around for centuries.  During the second world war they ravaged troops and towns and the the introduction of DDT was used on a large scale which seemed to eradicate the species completely.  During the 1970’s, DDT was banned from use due to the adverse health effects it had on people and the environment.  Although alternatives were used, bed bugs developed resistance to certain chemicals.  Invariably bed bugs have made a resurgence and it doesn’t look as though that is going to change.

Whats The Overall Plan?

Unfortunately bed bugs are thriving and each year we are seeing an increase in infestations in homes and buildings where people inhabit.  There doesn’t seem to be an overall plan by governments or officials in eradicating and homeowners, facilities and everyone has been left to fend for themselves.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Nearly 80% bedbug infestations around America come back from possible insecticide resistance. At EnviroPest we continue to make strides in safe and professional approach to bed bugs.  We continue taking the integrated pest control management approach alongside careful monitoring and inspection. That is the only way to ensure that bedbugs do not come back ever.

If you discover bed bugs in your home, contact Enviro Pest Control for immediate relief. Our certified team is educated in the most advanced bed bug protocols and equipped with the state-of-the-art resources necessary for complete eradication of these pests.