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don't let the bedbugs bite

cliché Sleep soundly and well. Part of the sing-song rhyme "good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite," usually said to a child. I'll see you in the morning, love. Don't let the bedbugs bite!
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(as) crazy as a bedbug

Insane. Often used jocularly. Primarily heard in US. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a bedbug!
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crazy as a bedbug

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If you describe someone as crazy as a bedbug, you mean that their behaviour is very strange or silly. By now she'd concluded that Peters was crazy as a bedbug. Note: Bedbugs are small wingless insects that live in beds and bedding. They feed by biting people and sucking their blood.
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This protective feature of bedbugs, such as the secretion of a sharp unpleasant odor resembling the smell of burnt rubber or cilantro, protects the pest from birds and predatory insects, but can cause allergic reactions in humans.
I am now paranoid about bedbugs and this holiday has left me mentally scarred for life.
The authority also ranked 20th when it came to bedbug call-outs with a total of 205 at a rate of 0.
Michigan Manual for the Prevention and Control of Bedbugs http://www.
Once thought to be nearly eradicated, bedbugs have made a comeback due to pesticide resistance and the banning of pesticides like DDT.
If a traveler wants to prevent bedbugs from joining on the return trip home, cover a suitcase in a plastic lawn bag before placing it in the car.
Another oilman added: "There are about 120 people working out here and the last thing you want is an outbreak of bedbugs.
Christine adds: "Now when we go away we do a forensic check of the bedding for bedbugs before we even unpack.
Her doctors suggested it was bedbug bites and gave her a cream.
The entomologist, from Glasgow, said: "You don't want to be overrun with rats or bedbugs but they are fascinating animals.
Although bedbugs don't transmit disease, Borel writes, these vampiric pests aren't harmless: Proteins in their saliva can cause rashes and other allergic reactions, and the filth they leave behind can trigger asthma.
Dubai -- Reports on bedbugs and cockroach infestations across the UAE have driven up demand for pest control products.
She knew nothing about bedbugs and had to read up on them.
To the relief of Eugene Public Library patrons and employees, a pair of bug-sniffing beagles found no new live bedbugs in the library during a search on Saturday evening, library spokeswoman LaVena Nohrenberg said Sunday.
FOREIGN tourists and more Britons holidaying abroad have been blamed for a leap in the number of bedbugs.