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Bed Bug Scientific Name and Distribution

Scientific name: Cimex lectulariusCommon name: Bed bug Family: Cimicidae Order: Hemiptera (true bugs) U.S. Distribution: all states World Distribution: All temperate areas

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Bed Bugs and Their Habits

What are bed bugs? Scientific naming and distribution Scientific name: Cimex lectularius Common name: Bed bug Family: Cimicidae Order: Hemiptera (true bugs) U.S. Distribution: all states World Distribution: All temperate areas   What do bed bugs lo...

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Bed Bug Appearance

What do bed bugs look like? Broad, oval shape with a flattened body when unfed They do not have wings and do not fly They have a pair of antennae that have 4 segments  Their feeding “beak” is usually tucked on their underside, is 3 segmented and u...

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Cited Literature

Cited Literature Mallis, A. 2004. Ectoparasites, Part Three: Bed Bugs & Kissing Bugs, Chapter 8. In: Handbook of Pest Control. 9th addition. Pg: 495-530. Smith, E.H. and R.C. Whitman. 1992. Blood Feeders, Chapter 3. In: NPCA Field Guide to Structural Pests. Pg: 3.1....

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Bed Bugs and Me

How do I know if I have bed bugs? I see a bugIf possible, capture the insect. Take a piece of scotch tape and gentle place on top of the insect. Then place the scotch tape with insect onto a piece of paper. You can then put this in a envelope and give to your P...

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Bed Bug Location

Where do bed bugs come from? In temperate zones all across the planet bed bugs have always been with us. However, their populations have been small since the late 1950s due to the powerful pesticides used during that time. Those insects that survived the onslaught of t...

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