Aak, A., B. a. Rukke, A. Soleng, and M. K. Rosnes. 2014. Questing activity in bed bug populations: male and female responses to host signals. Physiological Entomology doi: 10.1111/phen.12062.

Sex differences in bed bug behavioral responses to a stimulus (human host or carbon dioxide gas) were observed. Compared to males, female bed bugs responded more strongly to the human host signal, were more active while acclimating to a new environment, had quicker responses after feeding, and were exposed for longer periods of time during the day.

Geographic Distribution

Goddard, J. 2011. Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius L.) in Mississippi: survey of the scope, extent, and control of the problem. Midsouth Entomologist 4: 57–62.

A survey was conducted of entomologists at the Mississippi Department of Health as well as licensed pest control personnel throughout Mississippi requesting information on the number of bed bug infestations, location of infestations, and control methods used during a 6-month period (1 September 2010 through 28 February 2011). A total of 179 bed bug infestations were reported, but the cases were not evenly distributed in Mississippi. Pesticides, primarily pyrethroids, were the main products used for bed bug control.