It made a luxurious bed, and quite free from vermin; for a bedbug will never approach a bearskin.
He has found the parasite in all stages of development in the bedbug.
In Kansas, the bedbug is improperly called the chintz-bug, and is believed to dwell under the bark of the cotton-wood tree.
Two years ago I had occasion to visit 21— Armour Avenue, a “50-cent house” in the infamous “bedbug row district.”
Well, I should eat a bedbug, if you can surpass it in this old town for dazzle.
The bedbug has not been seen in a year in Porto Rico, though there is no reason why it should not be here.
But on the subject of the Terran Federation, he's crazy as a bedbug.
The physiology and activity of the bedbug (Cimex lectularius L.) in a natural infestation.
The spread of the bedbug is mainly due to its being carried from place to place in furniture and clothing.
The bedbug is more of a tradition than a fact, and many of those who shudder at mention of him have never seen one of his kind.
[The bed bug] is supposed to have been first introduced to this country in the fir timber that was brought over to rebuild London after it had suffered by the great fire; for it is generally said that Bugs were not known in England before that time, and many of them were found almost immediately afterwards in the new-built houses. [the Rev. W. Bingley, "Animal Biography; or Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and Economy of the Animal Creation," London, 1803]
bedbug bed·bug (běd'bŭg')
A wingless, odorous insect with a flat, reddish body that infests dwellings and bedding and feeds on human blood.