Bed bugs on the news: a warning!

by nobugsonme on August 25, 2008 · 4 comments

in bed bugs, bed bugs in the media, canada, entomologists

We’ve all become accustomed to the sight of a news personality interviewing an entomologist who studies bed bugs. Richard Cooper, Lou Sorkin, Michael Potter, and many more bed bug experts have been featured in this way, again and again, in all the major news media.

Often, they bring a vial of bed bugs, and someone (the entomologist, the reporter, a downtrodden grad student) “feeds” a hungry bed bug. Most of us have wondered what might happen if those bed bugs got out of their trusty vial.

Read this story from the Peterborough Examiner in Canada,
about how one such program went terribly wrong.

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1 Doug Summers MS August 25, 2008 at 9:58 pm

This news story is freaking hilarious.

Any possibility of finding a copy of the tape.

I would love to provide a copy to my students as an example of what not to do while giving an interview to the media.

2 nobugsonme August 26, 2008 at 1:33 am

Hi Doug!

You might get in touch with the author, whose email was provided at the article’s end, to see if he can send you to the source.

3 James Buggles August 26, 2008 at 7:55 pm

Why a glass jar? Plastic next time.

4 nobugsonme August 26, 2008 at 9:55 pm

LOL!

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