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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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CimexiShield is advertised as having preventative properties in addition to repelling when asked the VP of R&D how can this product prevent Bed Bugs, "We know Bed Bugs feast on humans and by using CimexiShield at night it will prevent bed bugs from crawling on you and possibly being trapped in the night apparel that comes home with you.
Spokesman Richard Faulkner said: "Bed bugs lay eggs and multiply at alarming rates, and the size of these pests can make them difficult to spot.
Bed bugs are the blood-sucking creatures that lurk in the crevices of your bed and come out at night to feed on your exposed skin.
IN TUESDAY'S Record, we reported Ayrshire mum Leesa Dean's claim that she was attacked by an infestation of bed bugs while on holiday, leaving her with scarring all over her body.
Hubler added that bed bug treatment is handled through Enviro-Tech.
The federal government Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued guidelines that prohibit a landlord from charging tenants in subsidized housing for the cost of bed bug treatment.
Nephrology nurses have key support and advocacy roles in preventing and eliminating bed bug infestations.
* They're more common in urban areas, but "bed bugs are a problem in probably all of our communities," Dr.
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.
Loida Alzona, head of the MMDA's health, public safety and environmental protection, on Sunday said occupancy rate had gone down because of the 'surot' (bed bug) infestation.