Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann

CDC on “Acute illnesses associated with insecticides used to control bed bugs,” and why bed bugs are more than a nuisance

September 23, 2011

A new article  appeared today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), cautioning against the dangers associated with using pesticides to treat bed bugs.  A preview of “Acute Illnesses Associated With Insecticides Used to Control Bed Bugs — Seven States, 2003–2010” is on the CDC website. The article describes how the Sentinel Event […]

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Bed bug bites may make hospital patients more vulnerable to MRSA

November 8, 2010

[This post refers to a Crain’s New York story which we now know contains inaccurate quotes. Please see corrections in the Update below.] This is scary not quite as scary as the article implies: Cornell entomologist Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann believes that there’s notes there may be a link between patients experiencing bed bug bites in […]

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Bed bugs on CBS, Fox: news media getting smarter

September 14, 2010

The news media seems to be doing a better job overall of getting the bed bug story right. Today, there was a nice spot on Fox NY. It featured Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann (of Cornell University, the New York State Integrated Pest Management program, and the NYC Bed Bug Advisory Board), and Dr. Louis Sorkin (of […]

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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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Rachael Ray Show not bad, but not quite right on bed bugs

October 23, 2009

It was not the worst segment we’ve seen, not by a long shot. It was great to see that Rachael Ray spent the first fourteen minutes of her show on this important topic. It is crucial that everyone learns about bed bugs, and I am glad to see the focus on them here. No doubt […]

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New York City’s Bed Bug Advisory Board finally ready to roll

September 14, 2009

We are so glad to hear New York’s Bed Bug Advisory Board has finally been filled with appointees, and they will be meeting this week. The Mayor’s Appointees are: Gil M. Bloom, Vice President, Standard Pest Management Company; Richard A. Cooper, Technical Director, Cooper Pest Solutions; Jody L. Gangloff-Kaufmann, Ph.D., Community IPM Extension Area Educator, […]

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New York Mayor Bloomberg signs Bed Bug Advisory Board legislation

March 19, 2009

Excellent news! This is the New York City Council’s press release containing Mayor Bloomberg’s remarks on Int. 57a, which he signed yesterday: MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH A BED BUG ADVISORY BOARD Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws “The third bill before me is Introductory Number 57-A, sponsored by […]

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Tuesday’s New York City Council hearing on three bed bug bills

February 25, 2009

The press is starting to appear about the hearing yesterday. Frank Lombardi in the Daily News said, Prodded by rising complaints and pressure from some elected officials, activists and the media, the Bloomberg administration gave limited support Tuesday to launching a war on bedbugs. Testifying at a City Council hearing, representatives of the health, housing […]

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Interview with Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann over at New York vs. Bed bugs

September 15, 2008

I want to direct you to this excellent interview over at New York vs. Bed Bugs, a discussion between Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs and Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann of The New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program at Cornell University. In the interview, Jody talks about the wonderful new Guidelines for Prevention […]

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