Good night, sleep tight,
Don’t let the bedbugs bite.

We have all heard that nursery rhyme but have you ever wondered where it came from?

There are several explanations, but the one I like originated in the 1800’s. Instead of boxsprings to support the mattress, there were ropes that held the mattress in place. At the end of the beds, there are what furniture-makers called “bugs.” The ropes were tied around the “bugs,” and often times while sleeping, people would get their toes or fingers pinched between the ropes and “bugs.”