bed bug


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bed bug

Drug slang
Regional slang for fellow drug addict.
 
Public health
A small haematophagous (blood-sucking) arthropod.
 
Clinical findings
Pruritus and, in sensitive individuals, urticaria, vesiculobullous lesions, arthalgia, asthmatiform symptoms.
 
Types
• Cosmopolitan—Cimex lectularius.
• Tropical—Cimex hemipterus.
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Hubler added that bed bug treatment is handled through Enviro-Tech.
A bed bug can crawl up to 100 feet (30 meters) in a night to find a meal.
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 trusted team at Family Pest Control are here to guide homeowners in achieving full control over bed bug issues in their San Antonio home.
There are five stages in the bed bug lifecycle, and blood is needed at each stage (see Figure 1).
Zaenglein, professor of dermatology and pediatric dermatology at Penn State University, Hershey, has often seen children with bites on their eyelids since they're being bitten by bed bugs while they're asleep.
Recently, a bed bug sample from a home in Brevard County (28[degrees] latitude north) was sent to the Insect Identification Laboratory at the University of Florida and was identified as C.
Since reactions to stings and bites of various arthropods are non-specific, bed bug bites are commonly misdiagnosed.
Among the findings, the researchers discovered that the bed bug has three large clusters of its DNA strand, which help it adapt and overcome pesticides.
Bed bugs have become a noted problem in Toronto; a study by Hwang and co-authors (2005) of 34 pest management companies found that 847 bed bug infestations were treated in 2003.
In the six years since Craig has been on the frontlines of bed bug patrol in Vancouver, the number of complaints has skyrocketed.