Thursday, 8 August 2013

How to Keep Bed Bugs from Biting

Find out how to avoid this common pest issue from this CBC News Health Article on Bed Bugs.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the disease. For the insect known as bedbug, see Bedbug.
A number of health effects may occur due to bedbugs including skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms.[1] Bedbug bites or cimicosis may lead to a range of skin manifestations from no visible effects to prominent blisters.[2]:446 Diagnosis involves both finding bedbugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms.[1] Treatment involves the elimination of the insect but is otherwise symptomatic.[1]
Because infestation of human habitats has been on the increase in developed countries, bedbug bites and related conditions have been on the rise as well, since the 1980s-1990s.[3][4] The exact causes of this resurgence remain unclear; it is variously ascribed to greater foreign travel, more frequent exchange of second-hand furnishings among homes, a greater focus on control of other pests resulting in neglect of bedbug countermeasures, and increasing resistance to pesticides.[4][5] Bedbugs have been known human parasites for thousands of years.[3] SEE MORE
Useful Links
Bed Bugs Make a Come Back in Chatham, Ontario (August/2010)
Health Canada on Bed Bugs in South Western Ontario


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