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Synonyms for bedbug

bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood

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Years ago, as bed bugs were making their comeback, we found a case in one of our housing units," Hubler said.
The mere mention of bed bugs strikes fear in the hearts of old and young alike.
But now the area has seen "a significant rise" in bed bugs.
Flames were said to have broken out at about midnight on Friday when a woman in the first-floor unit of the building tried to kill bed bugs with rubbing alcohol that reportedly ignited near an open flame - either a candle or burning incense - the fire chief said.
The results indicated that residual of human odour on soiled clothes acts as an elicitor of host-seeking behaviour in bed bugs.
Bed bugs are also a potential problem in nephrology patient settings.
Some children can develop a reaction to bed bugs and other insects known as papular urticaria.
However, there has been no recent published documentation of this species in the state of Florida since the resurgence of common bed bugs in the United States in the late 1990s.
In the past, bed bugs were particularly an affliction of the poor.
The findings are being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because scientists found bed bugs carrying the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T.
Legal disputes and discourse over who is economically responsible for the treatment of bed bugs infestations are commonplace, especially in rental housing.
Chemical resistance has helped turn insects like spider mites and bed bugs into ubiquitous and voracious pests.
The authors are quick to point out, however, that under field conditions it's difficult, if not impossible, to spray insecticides directly on bed bugs, so the actual efficacy rate is expected to be much lower.
Vacuum head measures Anti Allergy Bed Vac Removes harmful bacteria and Millions of bed bugs and dust mites are present in particularly in our beds.
PEST controllers are warning that a panic about spiders is distracting from a real epidemic - bed bugs.