We’ve been fighting bed bugs for seven years.
The site turns seven today, October 2nd. And we just passed the milestone of 20 million unique visitors last Friday. That’s a lot of people fighting bed bugs.
The site was created on October 2, 2006, and this is what the crudely drawn site banner looked like six months later, in March 2007, when the user forums were added:
Some of you have even been with us long enough to remember that.
(And you can see why I no longer draw the site banners myself!)
Today, in honor of the special occasion, we’ve added a delightful new Halloween-themed banner image, courtesy of the very talented NotSoSnug (more about NotSoSnug’s site artwork here). Thanks, NotSoSnug!
We always hope that some easy solution will be developed for dealing with bed bugs, and the site won’t be needed anymore.
Until then, I have a few ideas for ways the site can continue to grow and help people in new ways, which I hope to share with you soon.
For now, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading the site!
And to thank the many bed bug experts and Bedbuggers alike who contribute so much to make the site a helpful resource to those who need it.
Birthday cake photo credit: Copyright robynmac, iStockphoto