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Bed Bug Articles from Paul Bello, Lou Sorkin, Lynn Frank

August 12, 2012

Atlanta bed bug professional Paul Bello has become a valued member of our forums, joining other bed bug experts like Lou Sorkin, David Cain (of Bed Bugs Ltd.), John Furman (Killer Queen), Winston O’Buggy (not his real name) and Sean Rollo (of the Bed Bug Resource), just to mention a few of the usual suspects. […]

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Bed bug event tomorrow night (1/18) at the Museum of the City of New York

January 17, 2011

There’s a bed bug event at the Museum of the City of New York tomorrow night. I am unable to attend as I won’t be in town, but it looks like it will be very worthwhile. January 18 Plague!: Bed Bug Myths and Realities How big a problem are bed bugs, really? What is the […]

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Christmas Dinner Chez Lou

December 25, 2010

Lou shared some unusual photos today of his bed bug colony feeding — the bugs are in an atypical feeding posture, lying down on their backs. With his characteristic humor, Lou wrote, “Not sure if they ate too much or are basically just lazy after dining out.” Merry Christmas, everyone, and may all your bed […]

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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

October 24, 2010

Lou Sorkin gave that title to his latest photo, featuring bed bugs dining on his hand alongside body lice. Yes, body lice. Lou does things like this to educate us, and I am very grateful. Plus, he’s got a hilarious sense of humor! Lou describes his photo as follows: Bed bug, Cimex lectularius, and also […]

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Lou Sorkin in AMNH video, more bed bug bite photos

October 18, 2010

The American Museum of Natural History produced this wonderful short video of Louis Sorkin talking about bed bugs, and feeding bed bugs on his hand: Click here to view on YouTube if the embedded video above does not work for you. I know you’ll also want to read Lou Sorkin: On the Front Line 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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New photos of bed bug nymphs feeding

August 21, 2010

Lou Sorkin has some interesting new close-up photos of first instar bed bug nymphs feeding on his hand. If you look closely, you can see one of the bed bugs before and after it feeds. Before Lou’s description of this photo: First instar nymphs feeding. Some bugs are almost full and ready to leave. On […]

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Lou Sorkin in Gelf; how do you spell “bed bugs”?

May 18, 2010

Gelf Magazine has a new interview with Dr. Louis Sorkin, who they’ve dubbed “The Bedbug King of New York.”  (We would hardly disagree, though we lean toward the more common spelling “bed bug,” which entomologists tell us has a scientific basis.  More on that below.) Here’s a snippet of the new Gelf piece, to whet […]

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Report on the recent New York Entomological Society meeting on bed bugs

January 24, 2010

There’s a report by Renee Corea here on the recent New York Entomological Society meeting on bed bugs, which Lou invited all of us to a few weeks ago. It’s a nice run-down on the event, which featured host Lou Sorkin and some experts on issues around tenants and bed bugs. Renee provides photos of […]

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Invitation to NYENTSOC public meeting about bed bugs 1/20/2010

January 13, 2010

Lou Sorkin invites everyone in New York City to a public meeting about bed bugs next Wednesday (1/20): It’s the January 2010 meeting of The New York Entomological Society, Inc., incorporating the Brooklyn Entomological Society. Speaker: Louis N. Sorkin, B.C.E., Entomologist, Arachnologist, American Museum of Natural History Other invited speakers to be announced Presentation: “What […]

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The happy couple, again: Lou’s male and female bed bugs revisited

December 16, 2009

Lou Sorkin shared a follow-up to Monday’s Photo of newly mated male and female bed bugs.  He writes, Female [has] now deposited dark “typical” fecal matter that many people call undigested blood, but it has been digested and voided. If it were undigested blood, how would the bugs be obtaining any nourishment from their blood […]

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Photo of newly mated male and female bed bugs

December 14, 2009

Lou Sorkin (of the American Museum of Natural History) has generously shared the following new image with us. He describes it as, . . . 2 bugs in a small box, 1/4 inch graph paper. Male & female just fed and mated 48 hours prior to picture. Sometimes both are together, sometimes apart. Here (in […]

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