Bed bug infestation

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Bed bug bites
Classification and external resources
Typical bed bug bites.

A bed bug bite can cause skin rashes and allergic reactions. Bed bug bites can cause visible marks on a person's skin.[1] To be certain that marks on the skin come from bites, person needs to find bed bugs around the sleeping area.[2] Treatment involves the elimination of the insect.

Because of growth of population and constant growth of developed countries, bed bug bite cases have been rising a lot in 1980s–1990s. The reason behind it is unclear - most think that it is caused by increase in international traveling, increase in second hand furniture market and growing immunity to anti bed bug sprays.[3] Bed bugs have been known to human for thousands years.

References[change | change source]

  1. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. Explicit use of et al. in: |author= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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  3. 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. doi:10.1603/0022-2585(2007)44[175:IRITBB]2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2010-09-17.