Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs Better Know as a Plague The bed bug is a temporary ectoparasite. “Parasite” means that it lives by leeching nutrients (blood) from another organism; you or, occasionally, birds or bats or house pets. Ecto- means “on the outside,” so it lives outside of its host’s body. Temporary means that bed bugs don’t live […]

Bed Bugs Carrying up to 32 known Diseases

Bed Bugs Can Transmit Disease – Historically it was thought that bed bugs didn’t transmit disease. But researchers in Vancouver recently reported that they had found bed bugs with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. The scientists crushed and analyzed five bed bugs and found three samples with MRSA, the superbug that is resistant to most […]