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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In a May 2015 study conducted by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky, 64 percent of pest professionals reported that bed bug infestations continue to be on the rise and 74 percent encountered these pests in hotels and motels.
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Other issues from bed bug infestations can include emotional stress and disrupted sleeping patterns (Heymann, 2009).
Such brute force is needed, NMFIC says, "to expedite the development of a safe and effective 'next generation' pesticide to control bed bug infestations," and that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) should help educate residents on the collateral damage potential of bed bugs.
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He also formed a bed bug task force but claims local leaders are too embarrassed by a bed bug problem to deal with it.
Bed bug infestations were frequently encountered in many parts of the world, including North America, for several decades into the 1900s (Cooper 2011; Potter 2011; Reinhardt and Siva-Jothy 2007).
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Bed bug infestations have become prominent worldwide, generating increased public concern.