Bed Bug Summary

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Bed Bug Summary Bed bugs or more specifically Cimex lectulatius are blood drinkers that have had major population increases across the globe in the past ten years. Bed bugs can cause many skin syndromes due to the fact that they feed on blood making them relevant in modern health. Prolonged exposure to bed bugs can lead to chronic blood loss, anemia, and many psychological disorders. Bed bugs are active during the night and select hosts randomly except when they are in close proximity to a host. At that point it is believed that bed bugs will be drawn towards heat and possibly carbon dioxide. Nightly activity is due to hunger but is controlled by the circadian rhythm. Human smells have not proven effective in attracting bed bugs. Once a bed

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