Bed Bug Book Available Now

Monograph of Cimicidae - The definitive book on bed bugsLanham, MD; August 23, 2010 – 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.

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 301-731-4535 ext. 3017; send email to; or download a form and order the bed bug book online (book code is TS7). 

Founded in 1889, ESA is a non-profit organization committed to serving the scientific and professional needs of more than 5,700 entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. ESA's membership includes representatives from educational institutions, government, health agencies, and private industry.

For more information, write to or call 410-263-3622.