bed bug education

Learn about bed bugs at Gelf event featuring Lou Sorkin

May 10, 2010

Gelf, an online magazine, is to host an event featuring Lou Sorkin, who will speak about bed bugs, on May 20th in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. According to Gelf, On Thursday, May 20th, we’ll be hosting our grossest Geeking Out yet in DUMBO. The night will feature Gene Kaplan, author of the parasite-riddled new book, What’s […]

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Bed Bug PSA from D.C. Department of Health

May 2, 2010

Educating people about bed bugs is the first step to curbing their spread. We heard over a year ago that the Washington D.C. Department of Health had filmed a bed bug Public Service Announcement, but we hadn’t seen it.  The recent Michigan radio PSAs prompted me to google the DC ad spots, and lo and […]

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Bed bugs are back: Michigan radio PSAs

April 28, 2010

PCT Online alerts us to the fact that Michigan has two radio PSAs about the bed bugs, sponsored by the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Pest Management Association. A female announcer tells audiences they don’t cause disease, but do cause stress and anxiety and can’t be eliminated using bug bombs. A male […]

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Safer Pest Control Project bed bug training in Chicago and Milwaukee

April 25, 2010

Two bed bug educational events are coming up this week in Chicago and Milwaukee, run by the Safer Pest Control Project. I am reproducing the content of their flyers here, but you can see the originals and register via the SPCC site. Who is this workshop for? • Hotel owners, operators or managers • Landlords […]

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Pennsylvania education professionals getting schooled about bed bugs

April 20, 2010

The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and the Pennsylvania IPM Program are sponsoring a webinar on 4/27 (9:30 – 11:00 am) on bed bugs and lice in schools. The presentation is entitled Don’t Let the Bugs Bite: Bedbugs and Lice Go to School, and focuses on how facilities managers, nurses and principals can […]

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NYC Department of Health revamps its bed bug information

February 9, 2010

The big news this week is that New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has now produced a new guide Preventing and Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Safely (PDF in English, Spanish, and Chinese). While not perfect, it is miles better than previous literature available from the city, and is presented much more […]

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Invitation to NYENTSOC public meeting about bed bugs 1/20/2010

January 13, 2010

Lou Sorkin invites everyone in New York City to a public meeting about bed bugs next Wednesday (1/20): It’s the January 2010 meeting of The New York Entomological Society, Inc., incorporating the Brooklyn Entomological Society. Speaker: Louis N. Sorkin, B.C.E., Entomologist, Arachnologist, American Museum of Natural History Other invited speakers to be announced Presentation: “What […]

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Bed bug educational event in the Boston area

November 3, 2009

Parakeets helpfully recommends this upcoming bed bug educational event being run by Mass Housing on 11/17 in the Boston area. She tells us it costs $40, and directs you to the full information (and registration details) in this PDF. Bed Bugs: A Team Response An infestation of bed bugs can be very costly in terms […]

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Bed bugs at Drew University, New Jersey

October 25, 2009

Drew University recently alerted its students that bed bugs were found in a student’s room.  The student was moved temporarily while the room was treated and furniture and mattresses were replaced. According to the student paper, The Acorn, A campus-wide e-mail was sent out on Oct. 15 letting students know that two bed bugs had […]

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Philadelphia School and Community IPM educational session on bed bugs (10/21/09)

October 14, 2009

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 […]

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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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Room for Debate on bed bugs: a must-read!

August 24, 2009

Today’s Room for Debate, entitled Bedbugs (Itch, Itch, Scratch, Scratch)! (hosted by the New York Times) has an excellent virtual roundtable, including posts by fabulous entomologists Lou Sorkin, Michael Potter, and Susan C. Jones. Although Bonnie Friedman’s contribution waxes nostalgically for DDT (which isn’t going to happen, for all kinds of good reasons), we did […]

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