Effect of Steam Treatment on Feeding, Mating, and Fecundity of the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

@article{Wang2018EffectOS,
  title={Effect of Steam Treatment on Feeding, Mating, and Fecundity of the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)},
  author={D. Wang and C. Wang and C. Zha},
  journal={Journal of Medical Entomology},
  year={2018},
  volume={55},
  pages={1536 - 1541}
}
  • D. Wang, C. Wang, C. Zha
  • Published 2018
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Entomology
  • Abstract Steam application is an effective and environmentally friendly method for controlling bed bugs, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). While a few studies documented the bed bug control efficacy of steam treatment, the sublethal effect of steam treatment on bed bug behavior and female fecundity is unknown. In this study, we evaluated the effect of steam treatment on the movement, feeding, mating behavior, and fecundity of female bed bugs in the laboratory. Bed bug adults received… CONTINUE READING
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