Dr. Changlu Wang

How did bed bugs get here? Did they never leave? Recent research on genetics and inbreeding

December 16, 2011

A new article by Katherine Harmon in Scientific American explores genetic research into bed bugs, which may be used to explain how they spread and thrive. North Carolina State Entomologist Dr. Coby Schal and other researchers (including Drs. Warren Booth and Ed Vargo of NCSU and Changlu Wang of Rutgers) have been collecting samples from […]

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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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Bed bug educational grant obtained by Changlu Wang & Richard Cooper

May 22, 2010

Changlu Wang of Rutgers University and Richard Cooper of Bed Bug Central have been awarded a $20,000 grant by the USDA to produce educational materials about bed bugs for the community in the form of videos and a website. The aim is to help the community learn more about bed bugs and how to eradicate […]

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Global War on Bed Bugs writer meets Dr. Changlu Wang

April 27, 2010

The ninth “Global War on Bedbugs” column has appeared in McSweeney’s; this one is good: author Alan Good goes to New Brunswick to meet Dr. Changlu Wang, of Rutgers. Of course, we love Changlu Wang. Who wouldn’t? He is doing wonderful, practical research on bed bugs, and he understands the problems in detecting and treating […]

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Effective, cheap DIY dry ice bed bug monitor

December 21, 2009

This is really exciting. Traditionally, active bed bug monitors like the Nightwatch have cost $400 or more. Now Wan-Tien Tsai and Changlu Wang, researchers at Rutgers, have created a simple, cheap, and proven effective active bed bug monitor. To lure the bugs out of hiding, Wan-Tien Tsai of Rutgers University in New Brunswick put dry […]

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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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