Rapid increase of Cimex Lecturalius

Recently there has been a report about the rapid breeding of Cimex Lecturalius also widely known as bedbugs in South Korea. Why and where did it come from?

Before 1970, many countries around the world were struggling with Cimex Lectrulius. However, they developed a potent chemical pesticide that can kill Cimex Lecturalius. Until recently, the belief about the disappearance of the Cimex Lecturalius has broken. 

After 1970, people issued strong chemical pesticides that harmed the environment. Since they have killed most of the Cimex Lecturalius, the government decided to stop the use of pesticides and replace them with weak pesticides. Because of this, the remaining Cimex Lecturalius developed an immune system against pesticides, resulting in current problems. They remained strong against the pesticide and slowly started to increase their number.

Cimex Lecturalius are very small and cannot be felt when they bite people – right after they bite, they inject a chemical that contains anesthesia so that people cannot feel it. They detect the body heat of human and suck their blood for breeding and food. They can exist everywhere, including beds, sofas, subways, and chairs. Therefore, it is hard to get rid of them all once they increase in numbers. Their bites cause allergic reactions in the bite sites and itchings. Though they are not harmful and don’t deliver any diseases, their frequent appearance causes huge annoyance to people. 

Recently, the government has again tried to get rid of Cimex Lecturalius. In subways, the government sprayed strong chemical pesticides and, on indoor furniture like chairs or beds, they recommend washing them in high temperatures to ensure the elimination of all Cimex Lecturalius.

Works Cited 

“Watchtower Online Library.” Don’t Get Bitten by Cimex Lectrslius, wol.jw.org/ko. Accessed 9 Nov. 2023.

By. Hyunsu Park