Infestations of Cimex lectularius -- commonly referred to as bedbugs
-- have become such a big health issue that in 2008, Congress considered a bill
to fund increased inspection of hotel rooms for the creepy crawlers.
Though the bill didn't pass, knowing the facts can help protect you from
falling prey to the nocturnal, blood-feeding, reddish-brown wingless insects,
measuring 1/10 to 2/10 of an inch in size.
At the recent meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Miami Beach,