The re‐emergence of the bed bug as a nuisance pest: implications of resistance to the pyrethroid insecticides

  title={The re‐emergence of the bed bug as a nuisance pest: implications of resistance to the pyrethroid insecticides},
  author={T. G. E. Davies and Linda M. Field and Martin S Williamson},
  journal={Medical and Veterinary Entomology},
A global resurgence of bed bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) has led to renewed scientific interest in these insects. The current bed bug upsurge appears to have started almost synchronously in the late 1990s in Europe, the U.S.A. and Australia. Several factors have led to this situation, with resistance to applied insecticides making a significant contribution. With a growing number of insecticides (DDT, carbamates, organophosphates etc.) being no longer available as a result of regulatory… 

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