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Synonyms for bedbug

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

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Although, the population of bedbug has been successfully controlled over past few decades, the present scenario of bedbug infestation is drastically changing.
About five years ago, bedbugs suddenly reappeared with a vengeance, especially in the Northeast and Midwest.
Ramachandran said a bedbug lives for more than a year and takes three months to mature into an adult during which time it feeds on human blood.
Infestation condition of bedbug in a building site in Mentougou district of Beijing.
More than 85 percent of the bedbug questions on Avvo.
Use bedbug interceptors to find and trap the insects.
A study of bedbug genetics presented on Tuesday at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting in Philadelphia now suggests why.
Major Finding: In all, 111 illnesses and one fatality caused by improper use of bedbug insecticides were reported in 2003-2010.
Specialty barrier bedding such as healthcare mattress and box spring covers feature Zip N' Stick [TM]closure and are engineered to keep bedbugs from getting into or out of the mattress.
His solution: ThermalStrike bedbug boxes, which use ultra-thin film to heat luggage to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and kill any bedbugs that have hitched a ride inside.
Still, the pest-control companies that profited from last summer's citywide bedbug panic say business hasn't slowed, and that the suburbs, too, have gotten their share of the problem.
Although the basis for this resurgence is unclear, large bedbug infestations have been attributed to increased worldwide travel, altered insecticide management, and increased resistance to pesticides (2).
According to Green, the New York City Department of Education, the nation's largest district, has experienced 400 bedbug incidents per month since the start of the 20102011 school year.
The bloodsucking insects have recently undergone a major resurgence around the world, with some experts fearing a bedbug pandemic.
Even such upscale, high-brow retailers as Victoria's Secret and some department store chains have had to temporarily close because of bedbug sightings.