Dini Miller

Have you heard the Berlin Wall Theory about bed bugs?

April 24, 2014

This is a short video news segment about Dr. Dini Miller’s lab at Virginia Tech and her grad students who work on bed bug research. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player What struck me most was this soundbite from Dini Miller about DNA testing of bed bug populations:

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Can alcohol keep bed bugs from biting?

June 1, 2012

No, I don’t mean using rubbing alcohol as a contact kill spray. The question is: will getting a bit tipsy will have any effect on the bed bugs which are biting you? Ralph Narain, a PhD student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, presented his research on the “Effects of various blood alcohol concentrations on bed […]

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Article in LA Times: bed bug press is good press, with a few reservations

January 29, 2007

A new bed bugs article in the LA Times today: nothing we haven’t seen before. It’s a fairly decent article with everything you expect: interviews with sufferers that convey the difficulty of dealing with this problem, quotes from entomologists about the scope and spread of bed bugs (I’m glad Dini Miller used the term “plague”!), […]

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