Classic Bed Bug Book Now Available in Paperback

Lanham, MD; April 2, 2007 – Monograph of Cimicidae, the definitive resource on bed bugs, has been reprinted by the Entomological Society of America (ESA). As bed bug problems have grown in the United States and abroad, so has interest in this hard-to-find book, which sells for hundreds of dollars in online auctions. The newly published paperback version is now available to ESA members for $59.00 and to non-members for $74.00, including shipping within the continental U.S.

First published in 1966, this classic text by Robert L. Usinger covers the feeding habits, ecology, disease transmission, control, morphology, anatomy, physiology, embryology, cytology, systematics, and taxonomy of the insect family Cimicidae, which includes human bed bugs. The 585-page book is divided into 14 chapters, and it features photographs and illustrations of both adult and immature Cimicids, treating 74 species arranged in 22 genera and 6 subfamilies. Monograph of Cimicidae (ISBN 0-9776209-2-1) is a valuable resource for entomologists, epidemiologists, ecologists and pest-control professionals.

To order, call 410-263-3622; send email to; or download an order form at (Item # TS7). 

Only 250 copies were issued for this reprinting.

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