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Bed bugs hit CNN: emphasis on how city authorities need to take control

April 10, 2010

It’s nice to see that CNN did a story on bed bugs yesterday. In Bedbugs and other pests: The ugly side of city life, Catriona Davies emphasizes the spread of bed bugs and the difficulty of controlling or eliminating them. She quotes Maciej Ceglowski on the success of his Bed Bug Registry (where users warn […]

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Interview with Clive Boase: forget DDT, think better bed bug management

September 3, 2008

Renee has an excellent interview with UK entomologist and bed bug expert Clive Boase posted over at New York vs. Bed Bugs today. One of the strongest messages coming from the discussion is that, in the UK at least, bed bugs were declining in the 1930s — well before DDT was available — due to […]

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Bed bugs: “No one knows the true extent of the problem.”

January 9, 2008

by hopelessnomo The bedbug resurgence in the developed world. We know the story, don’t we? Virtually eradicated. DDT. International travel. Baseboards. Yadda, yadda. No. Not at all. Not yadda yadda. Let’s consider the bedbug resurgence in one developed country. In October of 1999 the BBC reported the “return of the bed bug” in the UK: […]

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