Document Type

Household Insects and Pests

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“Red coats,” “wall louse,” “bed louse” and “mahogany- flat” – do you recognize any of these terms? These are just some of the many common names given to the bed bug, a not-so-common bug making a comeback. Bed bugs take shelter in or near the cracks and crevices of beds and in bedrooms. They feed on human blood at night, often leaving an itching lump as a result of a bite.

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PB1763-1.5M-9/06 E12-4615-00-001-07 06-0271

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Entomology Commons