Bed bugs are a significant public health concern

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2014-01-14 10:30

Bed bugs can be a real threat to your physical and emotional well being. There has been increasing reports of bed bug infestations, primarily where there is poor housing and in low quality hotels, over the years. In order to determine if there has been any credibility to these reports researchers have decided to study the situation.

Researchers discovered statistically significant Cimex lectularius L. (bed bug) hotspots in Philadelphia, reported the Journal of Medical Entomology. The researchers analyzed a comprehensive telephone log of pest infestation reports in order to assess the spatial and temporal trends in bed bug reporting throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Seasonal variations were found from December 2008 to May 2011, with a peak in August and reaching a nadir in February of each year. During this time period there was an increase in bed bug reports at a rate of 4.5 percent per month, or 69.45 percent per year. It is hoped that interventions based on seasonal trends may improve efforts to lower the recent increases in urban bed bug populations.

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