bed bug eggs

Bed bug art: Lou Sorkin’s patchwork is beautiful & educational

October 22, 2013

Lou Sorkin’s latest bed bug art project is as colorful as it is educational: Of this photo, Lou writes, A patchwork quilt of plankton net, bed bug feces, metabolic waste and eggs for the fall. Plankton netting was the substrate upon which the bed bugs have harbored. Unfortunately, not all pictures have the same focus […]

6 comments Read the full article →

Bed bugs on CBS, Fox: news media getting smarter

September 14, 2010

The news media seems to be doing a better job overall of getting the bed bug story right. Today, there was a nice spot on Fox NY. It featured Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann (of Cornell University, the New York State Integrated Pest Management program, and the NYC Bed Bug Advisory Board), and Dr. Louis Sorkin (of […]

7 comments Read the full article →

The happy couple, again: Lou’s male and female bed bugs revisited

December 16, 2009

Lou Sorkin shared a follow-up to Monday’s Photo of newly mated male and female bed bugs.  He writes, Female [has] now deposited dark “typical” fecal matter that many people call undigested blood, but it has been digested and voided. If it were undigested blood, how would the bugs be obtaining any nourishment from their blood […]

4 comments Read the full article →

Ohio fighting to get Propoxur for residential bed bug applications

November 11, 2009

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an emergency exemption to allow the use of the pesticide Propoxur in residences; more than a dozen additional states are supporting this request, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The pesticide is currently in use for crops, on flea/tick collars, and in commercial applications.  […]

3 comments Read the full article →

Colleges react to bed bugs: Loyola (Chicago), Boston University, Brigham Young (Hawaii)

September 30, 2009

There are a lot of reports about bed bugs in colleges this week, in the wake of the recent high profile John Jay College bed bug infestation (and the less high profile Manhattan College bed bug troubles). The Loyola Phoenix reports that Loyola University in Chicago was treating bed bugs with steam and pesticides, encasing […]

8 comments Read the full article →

Screw head filled with bed bug eggs (photo)

September 15, 2009

We’re happy to share more of David P. James’s bed bug photos, with his permission. This one is captioned, “Bed bug eggs in a screwhead of a bed’s headboard, this deep harborage is why bedbugs are so difficult to control.” Flickr Photo: Screw head filled with bedbug eggs. All rights Reserved by David P. James

2 comments Read the full article →

Photos of bed bugs in a wooden bed frame, head board, and box spring

February 21, 2009

The following photos come from Lou Sorkin — pictures of bed bugs and eggs harboring in a bed (headboard, frame, mattress, etc.). All photos and descriptions above courtesy of Louis Sorkin, All Rights Reserved. Many thanks to Lou, for sharing these with us! (All descriptions follow the photo they describe.) Bed frame, headboard & box […]

32 comments Read the full article →

KRDO in Colorado Springs: some misleading advice regarding bed bugs

September 11, 2008

The KRDO article posted at this link is innocuous enough, but do click and watch the video. There is some misleading information there. First, Colorado Springs Code Enforcement Officer Ken Lewis tells KRDO viewers that “If you sleep in a bed that had bed bugs, you probably won’t see the bed bugs, or feel the […]

4 comments Read the full article →

Mark Sheperdigian: inspection is “single most crucial operation in bed bug treatments”

September 8, 2008

Mark Sheperdigian has published a new article in Pest Management Professional. It begins, It has been said that you cannot hit what you cannot see — and for bed bugs, that goes double. The single most crucial operation in bed bug treatments is the inspection. Inspection is, unfortunately, also the part of the process that […]

Read the full article →

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Housing Authority vs. Bed Bugs

August 4, 2008

Some public housing authorities don’t seem to be tackling bed bugs as aggressively as they should. Many public housing agencies (like other landlords) only treat units as residents report them infested, neglecting to inspect adjacent attached units. It’s not surprising that many infestations continue a year or more after the initial treatment. Other public housing […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Adult home shut down in Monticello, NY with multiple housing violations; 40 beds contained “bed bugs and bed bug eggs”

June 4, 2008

The Times Herald-Record, in Middletown, New York, reports that Monticello Manor adult home has been shut down by the State of New York’s Department of Health: According to the state’s order, health department inspectors found violations of law “which constitute an imminent danger to the health, safety and welfare of the facility’s residents.” The order […]

1 comment Read the full article →

bed bug nymphs, bed bug eggs, bed bug feces, on wood

March 10, 2008

Photos of bed bug nymphs, eggs, and feces on wood. bed bug nymphs, eggs, feces, on wood Originally uploaded by louento.pix Lou Sorkin describes this photo he took at a serious infestation: “CD shelf with some cases removed shows different sized bed bug nymphs, eggs and feces attached to wood. Some feces might be from […]

2 comments Read the full article →