Bed bugs at Berkeley will be treated with… say what?

by nobugsonme on April 30, 2008 · 3 comments

in bed bug treatment, bed bugs, bed bugs and students, bed bugs in colleges, dorms

Bed bugs in student housing in Berkeley, at the University of California, the Daily Californian reports.

Three apartment units at the Smyth-Fernwald Complex near Clark Kerr Campus could have been infested with bedbugs as early as March, according to Jeff Urdahl, campus director for housing operations, maintenance and environment.

Yadda, yadda… it happens, and is probably happening on every campus now to some degree. But wait, you know there’s more to this story:

Urdahl said a combination of manure pesticides and heat and cold treatments will be used in the infested apartment units.

Hot and cold, I get.

But manure pesticides?!?

Perhaps above I should instead have said @#it happens.

Pest Control Professionals, please tell us more.

1 nobugsonme May 1, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Can I really be the only one concerned that PCOs may be spraying mammalian waste? 🙂

2 Marty Takimoto May 1, 2008 at 2:29 pm

“Manure” was a misquote by the reporter. The word was never used by Jeff in the interview with the Daily Cal.

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting to see “Cow Pie Pesticides” come onto the market. Or perhaps I would. Hold my breath that is.

3 nobugsonme May 1, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Thanks, Marty!

I was sure there was a logical explanation, and I’m glad we don’t have to warn people about pesticides with worse-than-usual smells.

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