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Bed Bugs: A Most Unwelcome Nuisance

By | August 29th, 2014|Prevention|

Just the idea of bed bugs makes folks squirm...which is understandable, but here in Arizona we have scarier bugs like Rhipicephalus sanguineus or Culex quinquefasciatus that actually transmit diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and West Nile virus.  Bed bugs don’t transmit disease but they can cause skin reactions and psychosocial stress (e.g., anxiety and [...]

Cimex lectularius & You (aka Bed Bugs & You)

By | October 14th, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) haven’t really been a problem in AZ for the last few decades.  Sure, we’ve had reports of bed bug infestations, but they’ve mostly been limited to areas around the Grand Canyon where lots of international travelers come and go toting their sleeping bags.  After all, bed bugs are basically hitch-hikers, so [...]