Bed bugs, evolution and pesticide resistance

October 5, 2010

Bug Girl helpfully points us to some excellent new resources on bed bugs and pesticide resistance. Dr. James Crow, Professor Emeritus of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, was a pioneer in the research of pesticide resistance in the late 1940s, and was a founder of the fields of population genetics and molecular […]

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Bed bug B.S. in the media, part I – Ohio’s secondhand stores

September 30, 2010

Though the media frenzy around bed bugs is conveying lots of good information, the bed bug B.S. is not any less prevalent than it used to be. First, let’s consider this NBC 4i report that explores the issue of bed bugs and secondhand merchandise in Ohio. (If embedded video does not play, click here to […]

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NYC Department of Education advertises for bed bug killer

November 17, 2009

The New York City DOE is hiring someone to identify and kill bed bugs in NYC schools: From today’s New York Post: The Department of Education is advertising for a killer — soliciting bids for the “identification and extermination of bedbugs within the schools citywide.” A listing in yesterday’s City Record said a contract with […]

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Mark Sheperdigian on what consumers should know about bed bugs; also, neonicotinoids, and why bed bugs came back

January 6, 2009

Pest Management Professional’s articles are often so good, but in the past, you had to know to look for them. (Thank goodness they added an RSS feed so we can subscribe.) Mark Sheperdigian brings the bed bug information in three “new to us” articles: the first is on what consumers need to know about bed […]

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PCTOnline on its bed bug seminar last week

August 14, 2007

PCTOnline has an interesting article on the bed bug seminar it held in NYC last week. We previously posted about Sarah Ferguson’s take. But this article gives you the PCO’s angle, and more detail. For example, the warning from Dr. Michael Potter resounds even louder (and scarier) with more detail: “If there is a classic […]

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