bed bug

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also bed bug  (bĕd′bŭg′)
Any of several small wingless parasitic insects of the family Cimicidae, especially Cimex lectularius, which infests dwellings and bedding and feeds on human blood. Also called regionally chinch.
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Noun1.bed bug - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human bloodbed bug - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood
hemipteran, hemipteron, hemipterous insect, bug - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
Cimex, genus Cimex - type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs
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"CimexiShield is in a category by itself, there is no other Bed Bug product that can be applied to the skin and provide this type of relief from Bed Bugs.
"We also recommend that if hotels become aware of a bed bug infestation, they have it taken care of immediately."
On a Facebook post uploaded on Saturday (May 4), Cruz warned her followers to think twice about staying in the Hotel Papa Whale as she claimed the hotel "is infested with bed bugs." She alleged that her group had suffered "for days with numerous bed bug bites all over our bodies."
Tiny black spots on your bed will be the insects poo and bed bug shells will also be visible as they shed their skins as they grow.
Mottled bed bug shells - bed bugs shed their skin as they grow.
The pesticide DDT, first available for public sale in 1945, proved to be an effective bed bug controller.
Many of us have never seen a bed bug. This may be because bed bugs are almost as flat as a piece of paper, and are able to remain hidden inside mattresses, beneath carpets, behind wallpaper, and in the crevices of baseboards.
It is a pro-insecticide that is dependent on activation to become a new chemical that disrupts the bed bug cell structure, causing it to die.
As for bed bug bites in general, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends antiseptic creams or lotions and antihistamine use.
Two bed bug species use human hosts for a blood meal: the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius L., and the tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus (F.) (Hemiptera: Cimicidae).
Bed bugs belong to the family Cimicidae and there are two species involved in the modern resurgence; the Common bed bug, Cimex lectularius and the Tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus.