Entomologist Dr. Changlu Wang will be speaking at an educational session on bed bugs in Philadelphia next week:
Bed bugs are becoming an emerging public health issue after years of relative invisibility. . . To help address this growing problem, the Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership will be hosting an educational session on bed bugs Wednesday 10/21/09 from 2 – 3 p.m. at the School District of Philadelphia at 440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia with bed bug expert Changlu Wang, Rutgers University.
. . . Dr. Changlu Wang, assistant extension specialist and urban entomologist at Rutgers University, will discuss recent research findings on bed bugs, resident surveys, effectiveness of various monitoring methods, and a step-by-step approach of conducting a successful bed bug integrated pest management IPM program. An IPM approach involves tactics that are safe and environmentally compatible, including preventive measures, sanitation, and chemicals applied to targeted sites.
. . . Dr. Wang’s education session will follow the Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership’s sixth annual meeting taking place 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to update partners on the progress of the group’s various projects, discuss pest control and pesticide issues, and brainstorm future needed activities and funding sources. To RSVP to the meeting, education session, or both, contact Michelle Niedermeier, PSCIP coordinator, at the Philadelphia IPM office, 215 471-2200, ext. 109, or e-mail email@example.com.
. . . The Pennsylvania IPM program is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania State University and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture aimed at promoting integrated pest management in both agricultural and urban settings. For more information, contact the program at 814 865-2839, [or check out their web site].
The rest of the announcement from the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments.