bedbug bedbug  /ˈbɛd bəɡ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood

Usage(s):

  1. The first thing you should do in a new room: peel back the bedding and check the seams of the mattress for traces of bedbugs bloodstains or actual bugs.
  2. Many people who had hitherto ignored the bedbug acquired an academic curiosity about him, wondered just what he was.
  3. They are normally only a parasite of man and the bedbug.

News

  1. Bedbugs invade Mishawaka apartments

    MISHAWAKA – No one wants bedbugs.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: 22 WSBT South Bend

  2. Lawrence officials take aim at bedbug problem

    Lawrence officials are taking aim at a bedbug problem that's emerging at apartment complexes with new rules allowing the city to tell people how and when to exterminate the critters.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KMBC-TV Kansas City

  3. Bedbugs are popping back up in Rock County

    Bedbugs are interfering with the lives of some residents in the area. Unless they are licensed by the health department, most places aren't required to report a bedbug outbreak. Rock County’s environmental health officials say two cases have been found in the last 60 days. "It's nerve-racking trying to live out of a suitcase not knowing where you're going to clean up,” said Michael Baker, who ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison

Quotes

  1. "We brought the bedbug dog in," Seinfeld said, "and it's all clean."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Jerry Seinfeld Source: New York Times

  2. "My wife told me it would never happen. 'You think you get Medal of Honor, you crazy as a bedbug,'" Rubin said. "But then it happened. I tell everybody, three years ago, I was a schmuck. Now, generals salute me, the president walk out behind...
    on May 3, 2008 By: Tibor Rubin Source: Prescott Daily Courier

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