Cimicid Remains Found in Oregon Caves are Oldest Ever Found

Cimex latipennis

A cave in southern Oregon that is the site of some the oldest preserved evidence of human activity in North America was also once home to not-too-distant cousins of the common bed bug. In research published this week in the Journal of Medical Entomology, a pair of archaeologists describe remains found in caves near Paisley, […]

Bed Bugs Grow Faster in Groups

Researchers have previously observed that certain insects — especially crickets, cockroaches, and grasshoppers — tend to grow faster when they live in groups. However, no research has ever been done on group living among bed bugs until now. A new study published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology called “Group […]