DIY pest control

Insects in the City on bug bombs and bed bugs

May 22, 2009

Entomologist Mike Merchant of Texas AgriLife Extension wrote on his “Insects in the City” blog Thursday about bug bombs, and why they are not a good treatment for bed bugs. A highlighted quote in PMP magazine’s Buzz Online caught my eye today. Alex Barbarin is a graduate student at Penn State University studying bed bugs […]

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No, not that DDT debate. A different one, trust me. Read on.

October 17, 2007

[Deleted.] Sorry– the post is gone: removed at the request of the young person who wants to forget the whole thing ever happened. Traditional steps are being taken to eradicate bed bugs, and we wish this individual well. Sorry to delete your comments which were so well-conceived, but we were all young once– Nobugs too!

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ApartmentTherapy.com still does not quite get the bed bug thing

June 14, 2007

I love apartmenttherapy.com. I really do. But with all due respect, I think Maxwell is still misunderstanding some key points about bed bugs. Two months ago, as you may recall, loyal Bedbugger S. wrote to Maxwell to correct some misinformation in the Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Home Cure book, which suggested something to the […]

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Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida residents: do not use the DE from your pool

April 10, 2007

Oh dear, yesterday’s news round-up missed the Tampa Bay CBS news website’s article about bed bugs, which kindly directed many Tampa residents here. Well, I wish I’d seen it yesterday, so I could have warned more of the folks from Tampa. The CBS article isas originally posted, was wrong: do NOT use the diatomaceous earth […]

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