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bed bug (Cimex lectularius)

bed bug (Cimex lectularius)

A new study digs into the pros and cons of two different methods for testing potential bed bug repellents: a harborage test and a barrier test. Repellency results can differ when bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are searching for shelter versus when they are searching for a bloodmeal. (Photo by Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org)

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