Bed bug infestation

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Bed bug bites
Classification and external resources
Typical bed bug bites.
DiseasesDB 31777
MedlinePlus 000033
eMedicine article/1088931
MeSH D001511

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. 
  2. Bed bug bites
  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. 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.