Bed bugs (cimex lectularius): biology, control methods, and their role as pests

  • Title: Bed bugs (cimex lectularius): biology, control methods, and their role as pests
    Author: Fedor, Dreann Nicole
    Year: 2014
    Keyword(s): pests, bed bug control
    Description: Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are blood feeding ectoparasites that have evolved as human pests due to their unique biology and reproduction. Common side effects of bed bug bites include: skin lesions, localized inflammation, itchiness and anxiety. There are numerous control methods to reduce bed bug populations such as vacuuming, steaming, laundering, exposure to extreme temperatures and chemical eradication methods. Bed bugs have become resistant to pyrethroid insecticides and DDT, supporting the cosmopolitan reemergence of bed bugs in the last couple decades.
    Peer Reviewed: Yes
    Type of Item: Undergraduate Papers
    Publication Information: Fedor, Dreann Nicole. (2014). Bed bugs (cimex lectularius): Biology, control methods, and their role as pests. MUSe, 1(1), 153-157. https://journals.macewan.ca/index.php/muse/index
    Language: English

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