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Bed bugs on Dr. Oz this Friday

November 18, 2009

Bed bugs will feature on the Dr. Oz show this Friday. The promo below suggests a sensational tone. (Those audience reactions — do they seem a bit rehearsed to you?) On the other hand, we hear Drs. Dini Miller, Richard Cooper, and Lou Sorkin will be featured, and that is a good thing. (You 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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Bed bugs in the media: Animal Planet’s “Monsters Inside Me”

July 16, 2009

The Animal Planet show “Monsters Inside Me” recently featured an episode on bed bugs. Though the series title is misleading (since bed bugs do not live inside people), it is a show about human parasites. I strongly caution you that the images linked below can be quite disturbing to someone who is experiencing, has experienced, […]

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New bed bug photo from Lou Sorkin

April 28, 2009

Amazing new image from Lou Sorkin of the American Museum of Natural History: Photo credit: Dr. Louis Sorkin, All Rights Reserved Lou writes, in the photo description: After feeding hundreds of bed bugs for around 10 minutes and watching many plump nymphs and adults crawl away from the top of the jar along the cardboard […]

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Lou Sorkin and Bill Schutt: feeding Lou’s bed bug colony

February 1, 2009

An excellent youtube video from Bill Schutt (the author of Dark Banquet) featuring Lou Sorkin feeding his “pets.” We’re big fans of Lou Sorkin, and we can’t thank him (and all the other entomologists who do this) enough for enduring bed bug bites in the sake of research. As Lou quips, “Without me, what are […]

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Article on Lou Sorkin’s work in forensic entomology

November 5, 2008

This article in the News Transcript details a recent visit of our friend Lou Sorkin, of the American Museum of Natural History, to the Manalapan Englishtown Middle School, where he spoke to eighth graders about his work in forensic entomology: … Sorkin discussed how he is called upon by medical examiners in New York and […]

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New bed bug video from Lou Sorkin’s colony

June 28, 2008

New video of Lou Sorkin’s bed bug colony: Thanks to Lou, for his research, and his generous support of people with bed bugs.

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Recent bites from bed bugs (photo)

April 8, 2008

recent bites from bed bugs Originally uploaded by louento.pix Another bed bug bite photo from entomologist Lou Sorkin, who feeds his “pet” bed bug colony regularly. As odd as this seems to someone going through bed bugs, researchers like Lou go through all this just to learn more about our enemy, Mr. Cimex Lectularius. And […]

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Lou Sorkin: bitten on the hand by 30 bed bug nymphs and 2 adult bed bugs

March 30, 2008

Left hand, mm rule, 6 hours after Cimex feeding Originally uploaded by louento.pix Lou Sorkin says, of this bed bug bite photo: 6 hours after feeding 2 adults and 30 bed bug nymphs. Initially bite sites were raised bumps and somewhat itchy. Within 30 minutes swelling subsides, itching stops, but small red dots left where […]

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bed bug harborage inside a recessed screw hole

March 11, 2008

bed bug harborage site Originally uploaded by louento.pix Lou Sorkin took this photo in a seriously infested home. He describes it: “Bed bug harborage site in recessed screw hole on side of textured, molded plastic desk chair. Opposite side of chair had no bed bugs in the screw hole.” This is a helpful reminder to […]

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bed bugs with german cockroach

March 10, 2008

bed bugs with german cockroach Originally uploaded by louento.pix Lou Sorkin describes this photo he took at a site of severe infestation: “On a wooden CD shelf, bed bug nymphs and german cockroach nymph cohabitate. Droppings are from both roach and bug.” We have heard cockroaches will eat bed bugs. Here, they’re actually living and […]

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New Yorkers: Lou Sorkin on the radio Tuesday at 10:40 am

November 12, 2007

Tune into WBAI 99.5 in New York City tomorrow morning at 10:40 to hear longtime Bedbugger contributor Lou Sorkin (entomologist from the American Museum of Natural History) talk about bed bugs (and other bugs). I am not sure what proportion of the program will discuss bed bugs, but we can hope it will be a […]

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