Bedbugs are a problem all over the world. It is usually a problem in developing countries, but has since become a problem in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and some parts of Europe. ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention )
Exactly as long as puppies puppy animals on the planet? According to a new study, they were here because dinosaurs still walked on Earth.
Evolution of bedbugs
Domestic bugs are some of the most unpopular pests, and for a long time it was believed that domestic bugs appeared 50 to 60 million years ago, with bats as the first hosts. However, a new study shows that bedbugs are actually twice as old as they have believed so far, and in fact they have evolved over 100 million years ago.
It was revealed after scientists spent 15 years collecting samples from around the world, and discovered a sample of a bug that is about 115 million years old. That would be about 30 million years older than the oldest known bat.
Interestingly, the findings also increase the current belief that human evolution has caused the distribution of common human parasites to different species, as scientists have found that parasitic species are actually much older than humans.
In view of the new age of puppies in mind, this means that the oldest bugs also walked the Earth at a time when dinosaurs did. However, researchers say it is unlikely that bedbugs puppies from the blood of dinosaurs, because bed bugs usually feed on the blood of creatures who have homes such as nests, burrows, or in the case of people beds. Dinosaurs did not accept such habitat types.
In addition, researchers found that bugs tend to conquer humans every half a million years, and that while some pups tend to specialize in a particular host, some have the ability to jump from one host to another.
Bedbugs and people
According to scientists, it is possible that in the coming years, bugs from large populations will be the main parasite for humans, especially given the many other opportunities provided by humans, livestock and pets.
"These species are the ones we can reasonably expect to be others who drink our blood, and it may not take half a million years," said Klaus Reinhardt of the University of Dresden, co-owner of the study.
This means that the study is an effective tool for better understanding of bugs, which gives us the opportunity to see how to eliminate them more effectively.
The study is published in Contemporary Biology.
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