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 ====== Bed Bugs ====== ====== Bed Bugs ======
  
-Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius,​ the common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood. Other Cimex species specialize in other animals, e.g., bat bugs, such as Cimex pipistrelli (Europe), Cimex pilosellus (western US), and Cimex adjunctus (entire eastern US).[2]+{{ :​wiki:​signs-your-room-has-bed-bugs-main.jpg?​direct&​200|}}Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius,​ the common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood. Other Cimex species specialize in other animals, e.g., bat bugs, such as Cimex pipistrelli (Europe), Cimex pilosellus (western US), and Cimex adjunctus (entire eastern US).[2]
  
 The name bed bug derives from the preferred habitat of Cimex lectularius:​ warm houses and especially near or inside beds and bedding or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their hosts without being noticed.[3][4][5] The name bed bug derives from the preferred habitat of Cimex lectularius:​ warm houses and especially near or inside beds and bedding or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their hosts without being noticed.[3][4][5]
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 Society and culture[edit] "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite", is a saying some people recite before they go to sleep.[101] Society and culture[edit] "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite", is a saying some people recite before they go to sleep.[101]
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 Bed bug secretions can inhibit the growth of some bacteria and fungi; antibacterial components from the bed bug could be used against human pathogens, and be a source of pharmacologically active molecules as a resource for the discovery of new drugs.[102] Bed bug secretions can inhibit the growth of some bacteria and fungi; antibacterial components from the bed bug could be used against human pathogens, and be a source of pharmacologically active molecules as a resource for the discovery of new drugs.[102]
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