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Photos of 1st, 2nd, 3rd instar bed bug nymphs along with waste and exuviae

August 14, 2011

American Museum of Natural History Entomologist Lou Sorkin has shared the following photos with us, to better illustrate the relative sizes of bed bugs, waste and exuviae (cast skins). The descriptions below come from Lou himself. Image 1- Now 2nd and 3rd instar bed bug nymphs Front face of 1/4 inch square graph paper (not […]

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Man on #2 train with bed bugs: bed bug hysteria? Or fact?

March 23, 2009

Paolo Mastrangelo of NYC the Blog reported yesterday that his roommate Aaron had a close encounter of the bed bug kind on the #2 train in New York City: It seems the bedbug epidemic that has been building in nyc over the last few years has reached an apex. My roommate Aaron Howell explained he […]

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Lou Sorkin, “The man who lets the bed bugs bite”

February 21, 2009

The New York Times had a slightly more personal story on our friend Dr. Louis Sorkin yesterday, “The man who lets the bed bugs bite.” In it, Lou talks about how people have always brought bugs to him at the American Museum of Natural History, asking for identifications. And ten years ago, they started bringing […]

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Photos of bed bugs in a wooden bed frame, head board, and box spring

February 21, 2009

The following photos come from Lou Sorkin — pictures of bed bugs and eggs harboring in a bed (headboard, frame, mattress, etc.). All photos and descriptions above courtesy of Louis Sorkin, All Rights Reserved. Many thanks to Lou, for sharing these with us! (All descriptions follow the photo they describe.) Bed frame, headboard & box […]

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Bed bugs at college: SUNY Potsdam

September 21, 2008

The Racquette, the student newspaper at SUNY Potsdam, reports a bed bug infestation in the college was believed to have affected only one dorm room on the fifth floor of Bowman South. Eric Duchscherer, Director of Residence Life, sent an e-mail to residential students the evening of the discovery, Tuesday September 9. “We have quickly […]

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Back to school: news media focuses on bed bugs in college dorms

August 22, 2008

This USA Today article from Wednesday gives a rundown on recent bed bug battles in a number of US colleges and universities, such as Ohio State, and the University of Florida. This is an issue that administrators are increasingly thinking about in advance of a crisis arising (as evidenced by recent sessions on bed bugs […]

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