Study finds bedbugs have been around more than 100 million years

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) Bedbugs aren’t just a pain to humans today, they’ve been a nuisance since the dinosaurs were around, more than 100 million years ago.

While the pests likely didn’t bother the prehistoric creatures new research has found that bedbugs evolved about 50 million years earlier than previously thought.

Scientists had believed that the bugs came into existence around the same time as bats, about 50 million years ago.

Researches say bedbugs likely didn’t host on dinosaurs, that’s because bedbugs feed on animals that have a ‘home’, such as a bird’s nest, an owl’s burrow or a human’s bed.

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