Increasing bedbug, Cimex lectularius, infestations in Kuwait.

Increasing bedbug, Cimex lectularius, infestations in Kuwait., El-Azazy, Osama M. E., Al-Behbehani Bahja, and Abdou Nadra-Elwgoud M. I. , Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology, 2013 Aug, Volume 43, Issue 2, p.415-8, (2013)


Bedbug, Cimex lectularius, human infestations were reported in the State of Kuwait in the last 2 years. Eleven separate infestations from different localities were received at the Veterinary Laboratories indicating that bedbug is widespread in the State of Kuwait. There was circumstantial evidence to suggest the transfer of bugs with recent immigrants or used furniture. The spread of infestation can be attributed to the increase in migrant labor and their mobility inside the country. The increase in reported cases appears also consistent with a worldwide increase in bedbug infestations.