Bed Bug Books


Doggett, S.L., D.M. Miller and C.-Y. Lee (eds.). 2018. Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley Blackwell, 472 pp.

Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs (ABMMBB) updates and expands much of Usinger’s (The Monograph of Cimicidae, 1966) information, with emphasis on the worldwide resurgence of both the Common bed bug, Cimex lectularius L., and the Tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus. ABMMBB incorporates extensive new information from a wide range of basic and applied research, as well as the recently observed medical, legal and regulatory impacts of bed bugs.  ABMMBB is the most comprehensive compilation yet produced about these bugs that includes historic, technical, and practical information. ABMMBB is be an essential reference for anyone who is engaged in managing bed bugs, be it in an academic, basic or applied scientific setting, or in a public outreach or pest management role.  It is a valuable text for those in the hospitality sector and accommodation managers, who are tasked with the job of minimizing the risk of bed bugs in their facility, or who organize the eradication of active infestations.  ABMMBB provides up‐to‐date information for the pest management professional on bed bug biology and management; ABMMBB has over 60 contributing authors, spanning some 14 nations. There are seven main parts within ABMMBB. These cover Bed Bugs in Society, the Global Resurgence, Bed Bug Impacts, Biology, Management, Control in Specific Situations, and Legal Issues. Finally, ABMMBB ends with a discussion on the future of bed bugs in society and research needs.


Usinger RL. 1966. Monograph of Cimicidae (Hemiptera–Heteroptera). College Park, MD, Entomological Society of America, 585 pp.

The Monograph of Cimicidae, is a thorough review of the Cimicidae family.  This was the first comprehensive publication on bed bugs that combined extensive information from historic, cultural, scientific, pest management, and general public resources.  Although there have been advances in the study of bed bugs, The Monograph of Cimicidae continues to be the key reference for the Cimicidae.