bed_bug.jpgBed bugs are parasites that preferentially feed on humans. They need to feed on blood to grow and reproduce. There are two species of human bed bug, the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. and the tropical bed bug C. hemipterus Fabr. In the past decade, bed bugs have begun making a comeback across the United States, although they are not considered to be a major pest.    

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Contact Information:

  • For health concerns, please contact your local health department 
  • Pesticide use: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, (860) 424-3369
  • Insect identification and treatment: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, (203) 974-8600
  • Pesticide poisoning: Connecticut Poison Control Center, 1-800-222-1222