Bed bug infestation
|Bed bug bites|
|Classification and external resources|
Typical bed bug bites.
A bed bug can cause skin rashes and allergic reactions. Bed bug bites can cause visible marks on person skin. To be certain that marks on the skin comes from bites person need to find bed bugs around the sleeping area. Treatment involves the elimination of the insect.
Because of growth of population and constant growing of developed countries bed bug bites cases have been rising a lot in 1980s–1990s. The reason behind it is unclear - most point that it is caused by increase in international travelling, increase in second hand furniture market and growing immunity to anti bed bug sprays. Bed bugs have been known to human for thousands years.
References[change | change source]
- James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. .
- Bed bug bites
- A Romero, MF Potter, DA Potter, KF Haynes (2007). "Insecticide Resistance in the Bed Bug: A Factor in the Pest’s Sudden Resurgence?". Journal of medical entomology 22 (2): 175–178. . http://www.thermal-remediation.com/users/thermal_remediation/files/Insecticide%20Resistance%20in%20the%20Bed%20Bug%20-%20A%20Factor%20in%20the%20Pests%20Sudden%20Resurgence.pdf. Retrieved 2010-09-17.