Posts tagged #Cimex lectularius

A Tale of Two Species of Bed Bugs

Mark Sheperdigian delves into the "The Great Bed Bug Resurgence", in a recent blog post of the Pest Management Professional. He reviews the impact of the common bed bug and the tropical bed bug; seems one or the other is dominant depending upon the location world wide. Read the article here:  Bed Bugs:  A Tale of two Species

Principal author of the Australian Bed Bug Code of Practice, Stephen Doggett, clarified in the comments section:

the tropical bed bug is the most prevalent species between the latitudes of roughly 30 degrees north and 30 degrees south. Thus in addition to Singapore and Malaysia, this also includes Africa, India, Australia, and some of the first reports of the species were from South and Central America.