You have minor blisters on the skin, without any apparent reason you have severe itching throughout the day. It is 2-3 AM awakened by a tickle, you open the light. Horrible! A string of bugs is returning under the mattress you are a victim of Cimex lectularius, the bedbug!
From NationalGeographic / Youtube
You are not alone in this situation. Be assured, you can get rid of it. You will find our site useful to find practical informations about the bed bug, its impact on your health, ways to get rid of it and how to prevent such infestation. You can also find out if there ever had bed bugs in your building or home via the links on our page on the bedbugs registry.
Scientists estimate that the bedbug probably alongside humans for over 35,000 years. Aristotle himself have made the description 2000 years ago. However, since the '40s, synthetic insecticides had almost eradicate bed bugs in the West (europe and America).
Its coming back coincides with the abandonment of the use of synthetic insecticides and with a period of high international mobility that allow it redistribution. They are found today in many public areas previously mentioned and much more.
Bugs lurk everywhere. Wherever there is a crack, they can hide. That's what makes them so undesirable. If they prefer the seams of mattresses, bed bugs are hiding elsewhere. This is the case of sofas, chairs, furniture, linens, chairs, lockers, school, etc..
It is not surprising to see the bugs survive in a flat where people picked up a supply or a mattress on the roadside or in a store of social solidarity.
They spread quietly, from clothes-to-clothes, from one child to another in daycare, in school through lockers, on buses seats, in subways, in taxis they besiege even stretchers and ambulances! They quietly haunt motels and workplaces. They have something to make crazy and paranoid normal people.