Special Issue "Bed Bugs: An Emerging Pandemic"

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A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Susan C. Jones
Department of Entomology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1065, USA
E-Mail: jones.1800@osu.edu
Phone: +1 614 292 2752
Fax: +1 614 292 9783
Interests: biology and management of bed bugs and termites, termite baits, urban entomology, mating systems, insect ecology, integrated pest management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bed bugs (Cimex spp. [Heteroptera: Cimicidae]) recently have re-emerged worldwide as important pests of humans.  These ectoparasitic insects, which preferentially feed on human blood, have become a virtual epidemic in many towns and cities. Bed bug infestations result in occupants experiencing diminished quality of life, economic hardships, and potential physical and mental health problems. The articles contained in this special issue of Insects will focus on the extent of the bed bug problem, health implications, and policy issues.  Articles will address a range of topics, from biology and habits of bed bugs to prevention and management strategies. This special issue will help bring to light the societal impacts caused by bed bugs.

Prof. Dr. Susan C. Jones
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • bed bug
  • Cimex
  • humans
  • blood meal
  • health
  • insect epidemic
  • infestation
  • insect control
  • insecticide resistance
  • economic impact

Published Papers (10 papers)

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Insects 2011, 2(1), 22-35; doi:10.3390/insects2010022
Received: 16 December 2010; in revised form: 15 February 2011 / Accepted: 3 March 2011 / Published: 7 March 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(1), 36-48; doi:10.3390/insects2010036
Received: 11 February 2011; in revised form: 10 March 2011 / Accepted: 16 March 2011 / Published: 18 March 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(2), 83-95; doi:10.3390/insects2020083
Received: 29 January 2011; in revised form: 20 March 2011 / Accepted: 1 April 2011 / Published: 11 April 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(2), 96-111; doi:10.3390/insects2020096
Received: 15 March 2011; in revised form: 8 April 2011 / Accepted: 12 April 2011 / Published: 15 April 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(2), 151-172; doi:10.3390/insects2020151
Received: 28 February 2011; in revised form: 26 March 2011 / Accepted: 20 April 2011 / Published: 29 April 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(2), 173-185; doi:10.3390/insects2020173
Received: 16 February 2011; in revised form: 18 March 2011 / Accepted: 20 April 2011 / Published: 29 April 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(2), 186-194; doi:10.3390/insects2020186
Received: 22 February 2011; in revised form: 1 April 2011 / Accepted: 29 April 2011 / Published: 4 May 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(2), 210-217; doi:10.3390/insects2020210
Received: 11 February 2011; in revised form: 14 April 2011 / Accepted: 3 May 2011 / Published: 5 May 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(2), 232-242; doi:10.3390/insects2020232
Received: 9 February 2011; in revised form: 20 April 2011 / Accepted: 9 May 2011 / Published: 11 May 2011
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Insects 2011, 2(3), 326-335; doi:10.3390/insects2030326
Received: 21 May 2011; in revised form: 21 June 2011 / Accepted: 24 June 2011 / Published: 5 July 2011
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