Genetic analysis of bed bug populations reveals small propagule size within individual infestations but high genetic diversity across infestations from the eastern United States.

@article{Saenz2012GeneticAO,
  title={Genetic analysis of bed bug populations reveals small propagule size within individual infestations but high genetic diversity across infestations from the eastern United States.},
  author={Virna L. Saenz and Warren Booth and Coby Schal and Edward L Vargo},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2012},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={865-75}
}
Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius L.) are a resurgent pest worldwide and infestations within the United States are increasing at a rapid rate. Because of the physical and psychological discomfort inflicted by their blood feeding habits, and allergies and secondary infections associated with bites, bed bugs are recognized as a significant public health problem. Although bed bug infestations are spreading and becoming more prevalent, we have a poor understanding of their dispersal patterns and sources… CONTINUE READING
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