We look forward to hearing more about what happened in Arlington, Virginia these last two days, at the EPA National Bed Bug Summit.
This video from the Associated Press has some nice snippets from Dini Miller, Harold Harlan, and others, speaking at the conference.
Pete Grasso of the PMP blog liveblogged the bed bug summit.
Here are some tidbits from Grasso’s blog:
Tom Neltner, from the National Center for Healthy Housing said (4th update, 10 am):
“People who are the least able to afford extermination are at the highest risk for poor health outcomes as a result,” Neltner said. “This is a good time for Federal agencies to take a leadership role on this issue.”
Of Michael Potter, University of Kentucky entomologist (6th update, 10:37 am), Grasso says:
He questioned why bed bugs are not considered a public health concern, because they once were.
You know a few years back, I started the first unofficial Dr. Michael Potter fan club, don’t you?
I know you’ll want to read the rest of Pete Grasso’s account, which begins here. He also talks about the breakout brainstorming sessions here. Perhaps most exciting, the list of recommendations the brainstorming produced, which is in part three, here.
Many thanks to Pete Grasso of PMP for blogging the summit!
The popular media was going crazy the last few days, but most articles were just reprints of one from the Associated Press. Here’s the Today Show, which showed footage of Connor’s Pest in Virginia doing a thermal treatment and searching with a bed bug sniffing dog.
I am so glad this event happened, and I so wish I could have been there. (My job kept me away.)
Were you there? Tell us all about it, please!