integrated pest management

CDC-EPA Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States

August 7, 2010

A new development: the Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). I was happy to see the new CDC-EPA joint statement stressing that “Bed bugs cause a variety of negative physical health, mental health and […]

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Bed bugs cheer: Ohio’s propoxur exemption request denied

June 11, 2010

Darnit. The Environmental Protection Agency has unfortunately denied the State of Ohio’s emergency Section 18 label exemption request for propoxur. According to the EPA’s Notice of the request, the exemption would have allowed for three products containing propoxur to . . . be applied as a crack and crevice or spot treatment to indoor residential […]

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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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EPA’s new Controlling Bed Bugs page

May 17, 2010

The US Environmental Protection Agency has a brand new Controlling Bed Bugs page, with information on bed bug biology, prevention and identification and various forms of bed bug treatment (and Integrated Pest Management), choosing a pest management professional, as well as wonderful photos of bed bugs, cast skins, eggs, and other signs of bed bugs. […]

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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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Bed bug education event on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Tuesday focused on prevention and IPM

March 4, 2009

WLOX.com reports that a bed bug education session was held in Gulfport, Mississippi yesterday: GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – Don’t let the bed bugs bite! That’s what local pest control employees, state health officials, and people in the tourism industry learned Tuesday. About 70 people took part in a training session in Gulfport to learn more […]

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Interview with Sam Bryks on Integrated Pest Management; also, we learn about the origins of Bug n’ Scrub

January 28, 2009

Here’s an excellent discussion between Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs and Sam Bryks, a pest management expert from Toronto (and one of the advisors of the Toronto Bed Bug Project. There’s so much that is wonderful here, including a thorough exploration of what Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is, and isn’t. I particularly enjoyed […]

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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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New Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Bed Bugs in Shelters and Group Living Facilities

September 10, 2008

Today, I am pleased to point you towards the new Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Bed Bugs in Shelters and Group Living Facilities, which was produced by J.L. Gangloff-Kaufmann and C. Pichler of the New York State IPM Program at Cornell University. It is an excellent guide which you can download in four PDFs […]

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The War on Bed Bugs on caulking

February 22, 2007

Frank at the War on Bed Bugs is not a PCO, but he’s an amateur with a very determined IPM approach to beating bed bugs.  His recent post on caulking is good advice.

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