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Bedbugs. Seriously!?

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Note: Both male and female Cimex lectularius feed on humans.

References:

Biology and Behavior:
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7454.html
http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pesticides/pdffiles/bb-biology1.pdf
http://www.falw.vu.nl/nl/Images/siva%202006_tcm19-30750.pdf

Bedbug History:
http://entsoc.org/PDF/2011/AE-Potter-spring2011.pdf
http://www.icup.org.uk/reports%5CICUP911.pdf

Insecticides and Resistance:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2537818/pdf/bullwho00516-0089.pdf
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2010/09/08/conservatives-blame-environmentalists-for-bedbugs.html

Treatment:
http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef636.asp
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