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Flashcards in Cimicids Deck (11):
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order

hemiptera

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common name

bed bugs

3

characteristics

painless bites
does not transmit disease

4

types of mouthparts

piercing and sucking

5

hosts

many animals and humans

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size

5-7mm

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life cycle

attach at night
they are only nocturnal
molt 5 times weekly
take 1 blood meal between each molt and another before laying eggs

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site of infection

skin

9

clinical signs

bites can cause an allergic reaction

10

diagnosis

identification of bugs

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treatment

treat environment, insecticides