TITLE

Bedbug

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Bedbug, a wingless, bloodsucking insect. It is reddish brown, has a flat body, and is about one-sixth of an inch (4 mm) long. The bedbug has an offensive odor. It feeds at night and hides by day in mattresses and in cracks in furniture, floors, and woodwork. Its bite on human skin makes a tiny reddish mark. Bedbugs can be eliminated by spraying all cracks with insecticide.
ACCESSION #
37309840

 

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