publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Host-seeking behavior in the bed bug (Cimex lectularius) and applications in integrated pest management. A review

Legrand, Pauline; Verheggen, François; Haubruge, Eric; Francis, Frédéric;
Open Access French
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: BASE
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Host-seeking behavior in the bed bug (Cimex lectularius) and applications in integrated pest management. A reviewDescription of the subject. This study analyzes host-seeking behavior in the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, paying particular attention to human stimuli involved in this orientation process. The potential applications in integrated pest management are discussed.Literature. The common bed bug is an obligate hematophagous that has been associated with humans for millennia. When searching for food, this insect relies for orientation on signals produced by its hosts. Carbon dioxide emitted by human respiration is more attractive to bugs than body heat...
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free text keywords: Cimex, kairomones, lutte anti-insecte, orientation, relation hôte parasite, stimulus, substance sémiochimique, host parasite relations, insect control, semiochemicals, stimuli, Biotechnology, TP248.13-248.65, Environmental sciences, GE1-350, Relation hôte, : Entomology & pest control [Life sciences], : Entomologie & lutte antiravageur [Sciences du vivant]
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