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Synonyms for bedbug

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

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With the large number of people expected to travel this year for Thanksgiving, there is a higher risk for bringing along bedbugs as they hitchhike from one person to another," said Brian Hirsch, director of sales for ThermalStrike, a line of products that features state-of-the-art infrared technology that is lethal to all stages of bed bugs.
The bedbugs were completely eliminated without any chemical pesticides, and the project couldn't have been a bigger success.
NineSigma, representing Rollins Incorporated, a global multi-million dollar pest control company which markets under various company names including Orkin and Home Team Pest Defense, invites proposals for developing a technology for detecting the presence of bedbugs in residential and commercial establishments.
Back in the UK they discovered the bedbugs had hitched a lift in their luggage.
Her doctors suggested it was bedbug bites and gave her a cream.
The entomologist, from Glasgow, said: "You don't want to be overrun with rats or bedbugs but they are fascinating animals.
Although bedbugs don't transmit disease, Borel writes, these vampiric pests aren't harmless: Proteins in their saliva can cause rashes and other allergic reactions, and the filth they leave behind can trigger asthma.
Dubai -- Reports on bedbugs and cockroach infestations across the UAE have driven up demand for pest control products.
However, when we got a bedbug infestation, Sally said it was our fault.
Bedbug infestations can be detected and eradicated even at the earliest stages with the new insect trap or pheromone developed by scientists at Simon Frasier University.
Bedbugs were then found in seven other chairs on the library's third and second floors.
FOREIGN tourists and more Britons holidaying abroad have been blamed for a leap in the number of bedbugs.
Bedbugs (Cimex hemipterus) live in cracks and crevices of sorts such as walls, beds, sitting objects, carpets, electrical switches, cup-boards, wooden articles, and the micro-ecological conditions close to the human being.
People were complaining from infestations of rats, cockroaches, wasps, ants, fleas and bedbugs.
About five years ago, bedbugs suddenly reappeared with a vengeance, especially in the Northeast and Midwest.