Talk:Bed bug/Archive 2

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Another ref Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 02:10, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Bernardeschi, C (2013 Jan 22). "Bed bug infestation". BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 346: f138. PMID 23341545.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)

Looks like there are now enough refs for a GA push. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 09:34, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Bean leaf

Are than any secondary medical sources that discuss it? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 20:48, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Sources to add to the article

Don't have time right now. Should do later.


Temp/humidity survival

  • Yee-Fatt How, Chow-Yang Lee (2010). "Effects of temperature and humidity on the survival and water loss of Cimex hemipterus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)". Journal of Medical Entomology. 47 (6): 987–995. doi:10.1603/ME10018.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  • C. G. Johnson (1940). "The longevity of the fasting bed-bug (C. lectularius L.) under experimental conditions and particularly in relation to the saturation deficiency law of water-loss". Parasitology. 32 (03): 239 – 270. doi:10.1017/S0031182000015742.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

-- Wesha (talk) 20:17, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Behavior Section

I added a behavior section as part of Behavioral Ecology at Washington University in St. Louis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaijones5245 (talkcontribs) 02:58, 10 October 2013 (UTC) Kaijones5245 (talk) 03:02, 10 October 2013 (UTC)kaijones5245

I edited this page minorly, with a couple word changes. I also have a suggestion in that I think you should provide more references throughout the Sperm Protection, egg Production and Alarm Pheromones sections. ~~Jeremy Davis~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by JSDavis2 (talkcontribs) 20:43, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Edit suggestions Sept 2013

I think it would be beneficial to add that the spermalege is a product of coadaptive evolution. It also might be beneficial to explain that bed bug females have fully functional genitals and birthing canal. Info about the evolution of traumatic insemination should be added explaining how it was a behavior meant to decrease sperm competition. The reproduction subsection of behavior should be consolidated with the reproduction subsection of physical description. Sperm and seminal fluid allocation and egg production subsections should be consolidated with the reproduction section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dudas 91 (talkcontribs) 23:57, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Peer Review

Peer Review, Round 2

I think the information in the behavior section is detailed and concise, but it would be nice if the subtitles within the section were available in the contents at the top of the page. I noticed only "Reproduction" was visible there but I think the smaller headings should be added as well. I am not sure if you have come across a discussion of the evolution of these behaviors in the literature, but if you have it would be good to add a little bit about that.

Amruthapk (talk) 02:18, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

I went through and added more links. There were also a few minor spelling errors I fixed. All and all, though, I think that this article is good and is potentially ready to be nominated for a good article. Rosemaryshanley (talk) 22:59, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

GA Review

This review is transcluded from Talk:Bed bug/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: FunkMonk (talk · contribs) 06:58, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Too many missing citations, please fix this before renominating. FunkMonk (talk) 06:58, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
Yes agree, still a fair bit of work to do. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 22:09, 11 November 2013 (UTC)


Reproduction is two separate bullet things??? Why? (talk) 01:10, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Fixed EvergreenFir (talk) 06:22, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Possible refs

The EL section is not a place for possible refs. Thus moving

  • Stephen Doggett. Bed Bugs: Clinical Relevance and Control Options. Clinical Microbiological Reviews, 25(1):164–192.
  • Stephen Doggett. A Bed Bug Management Policy for Accommodation Providers. First ed, ICPMR, Sydney Australia, Sep 2011.

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 13:29, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

This article has a pessimistic view of treatments

There's no mention of permethrin and many other insecticides which can be used.

The article gives the impression it's pointless trying to eradicate the things. It isn't.Fletcherbrian (talk) 03:38, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

I've been meaning to go over the treatments section and give it a revamp, so I'll keep outlook in mind. The problem is that pessimism isn't entirely unfounded. Do-it-yourself type treatments practically never work, and those of us entomologist who work in extension pretty much always recommend getting a professional to do it. Then think about how if you're dealing with an apartment or hotel, it's extremely hard to eradicate the bugs from the building and keep them out. It's not an easy task, so the content will reflect that to some degree. Kingofaces43 (talk) 05:41, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Point taken. But the difficulty with eradication lies in part at least with the bugs hiding themselves so well which non-professionals can't handle.Fletcherbrian (talk) 12:45, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Hunger bubbles

A picture caption says "A bed bug with hunger bubbles visible in its gut". There is no Wikipedia article hunger bubble and a Google search for "hunger bubbles" (with quotes) suggests that the term is not widely used and few if any of the existing Internet uses of the term relate to bubbles in the stomachs of any insect, or even any arthropod, or even any animal. I suggest that the caption be modified to avoid using this nonstandard term. —Anomalocaris (talk) 21:12, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

I've never seen the term used either in entomology before, although it looks like there are a few very old sources that may have used the term a bit. I almost would have guessed it was vandalism/some kid making the term up. Either way it appears it would be undue weight on a relatively unused term, and WP:JARGON to boot. That being said, do we even need the picture? It's not the greatest quality, and it's not really showing much we can comment on anyways it seems. Maybe just delete the image all together? Kingofaces43 (talk) 21:25, 13 November 2014 (UTC)