2018, 472 pages, b/w illustrations. This is the first academic book on bed bugs published in over 50 years, since the seminal publication of Usinger’s The Monograph of the Cimicidae, #9328, in 1966. All the historical information as well as the contemporary publications on bed bugs have been reviewed and distilled into the one comprehensive text, incorporating extensive data from a wide range of basic and applied research. The book is divided into eight main topics:
- The history of bed bugs
- The global resurgence of both the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius L., and the tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus (F.), with sections covering North America, Latin America, Europe & Russia, Asia, and Australia
- Bed bug impacts
- Control in specific situations
- The law
- The future
Sixty internationally recognized specialists on bed bugs have contributed to this work. They include Michael Potter, Rick Cooper, Changlu Wang, Stephen Kells, Alvaro Romero, Roberto Pereira, Michael Siva-Jothy, Karen Vail, Coby Schal, Ed Vargo, Warren Booth, Joshua Benoit, Mark Feldlaufer, Jim Fredericks, and Jeff Lipman, in addition to the editors. Here is an essential reference for both professionals and students – anyone who is impacted by bed bugs, is engaged in managing or controlling bed bugs, or is employed in the public health sector. Hardcover; 8-1/2 x 10-1/2″.