bed bug conferences

Mike Merchant’s reports from bed bug sessions at the ESA 2011 meeting in Reno

November 25, 2011

Entomologist Michael Merchant of the Texas AgriLife Extension has recently compiled a really interesting two-part series of blog posts on his Insects in the City blog, covering some of the interesting bed bug-related presentations at the 2011 Entomological Society of America conference in Reno. The Bed Bug Chronicles Part I describes the following: Changlu Wang’s research on the use […]

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Post-mortem on 2011 North American Bed Bug Summit

October 6, 2011

Those who attended the 2011 North American Bed Bug Summit hosted by Bed Bug Central in Chicago  last week have been sharing their impressions in this Forum thread entitled “Chicago 2011”. A forum user going by the name of “Patrick,” Sean Rollo, and Jeff White are among those sharing their helpful impressions and details of […]

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Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland calls bed bugs a ‘major public health issue’

March 6, 2011

The BBC News reports that Health experts have warned a rise in bedbug infestations in Scotland is becoming a ‘major public health issue’. The claim by the Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland (REHIS) comes as US experts said the world was on the verge of a ‘global pandemic’. According to the same article, the concerns […]

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A different kind of bed bug summit to be held in Toronto this week

September 26, 2010

There’s going to be a different kind of bed bug summit on Wednesday, in Toronto, according to this article in yesterday’s Star: The brainchild of Liberal MPP Mike Colle, the summit will be held not at a hotel but at a government room in the Hepburn Block of Queen’s Park. The summit, which was open […]

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Bed bugs’ public health importance “as serious as sin,” says Dr. Susan Jones

September 3, 2010

The Toledo, Ohio Blade reported that Dr. Susan Jones, Ohio State University entomologist, gave a public talk about bed bugs Thursday, during which she told a crowd of around 100 people at the Toledo Botanical Garden that: “This is a pest of public health importance. Every public health department ought to be taking this as […]

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Bed Bugs spread in Ohio County, West Virginia; Bed Bug Symposium to be held 8/4

July 28, 2010

WTRF reports that bed bugs are becoming a big problem in Wheeling and elsewhere in Ohio County, West Virginia. WTRF notes, In Ohio County, around 13 facilities are being investigated by the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department for a bed bug problem. One such facility is Windsor Manor apartments located on Main Street in Wheeling, which […]

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Seattle NPMA Bed Bug Symposium, consumer bed bug dog awareness

August 28, 2009

A brief report from KOMO in Seattle on Thursday’s NPMA Bed Bug Symposium. It was interesting that the reporter noted that attendees who run hotels and buildings do not want to be filmed. They feared people would think their buildings have bed bugs, and they’d lose customers. Since bed bugs can infest any multi-unit building, […]

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Newark and Seattle Bed Bug Symposiums this week

August 27, 2009

There’s a nice recap of Tuesday’s National Pest Management Association 2009 Bed Bug Symposium in Newark, NJ on the M&M Buzz, PCO M&M Environmental’s blog. Another NPMA Bed Bug Symposium today (8/27) in Seattle.  Anyone attending? We welcome your comments on the Newark or Seattle NPMA Bed Bug Symposiums below! The bed bug war?  It’s […]

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EPA makes available National Bed Bug Summit recommendations

April 21, 2009

Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs helpfully directs us to the materials which came out of the workgroups at the EPA National Bed Bug Summit: The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs has posted the summary workgroup results and recommendations from the National Bed Bug Summit. [Click to download] the available materials so […]

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Soundbites from the EPA National Bed Bug Summit

April 16, 2009

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. […]

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WNYC on the EPA National Bed Bug Summit, which starts tomorrow

April 13, 2009

WNYC reports on the EPA National Bed Bug Summit which is happening tomorrow and Wednesday in Arlington, Va. WNYC’s Fred Mogul interviewed New York City Assistant Health Commissioner Dan Kass: KASS: There are folks who have done a tremendous amount of study, about the kinds of products and practices that work well, there are other […]

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More on the National Bed Bug Summit

April 4, 2009

Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs has more details on the upcoming EPA National Bed Bug Summit (April 14-15) in Arlington, VA): Sharon Heath of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will speak at EPA’s National Bed Bug Summit on April 14. It’s a portion of the session titled “How […]

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