Bed Bugs – What, Where and How.

Scientific / Latin name: Cimicidae

Bed bugs have had a major resurgence in the U.A.E. and every year the problem seems to be getting worse.

 

What are Bed Bugs and their types?

There are about 90 species of the bloodsucking insect family, Cimicidae. Of these, only three feed on humans: Cimex hemipterus, Leptocimex boueti and Cimex lectularius. The most common species of bed bug is C. lectularius. It is the cause of almost all infestations in the U.A.E.

C.lectularius and C. hemipterus feed mainly on people but will get blood meals from birds, rats, dogs and other mammals if no

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