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  1. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Mar 9 2015 6:54:11
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    Hi,

    A couple of articles landed on the office mat this morning which I thought were worth sharing:

    My 2015 Global summit report is here:

    http://www.pestmagazine.co.uk/_attachments/Resources/1053_S4.pdf

    No prizes for playing "where's Lou" as he does feature in the article.

    There is a great article about bedbugs and why some of the testing practices need to be looked at and addressed by Stephen Doggett here:

    http://www.pestmagazine.co.uk/_attachments/Resources/1055_S4.pdf

    The final bedbug article of this issue covers the "breakthrough in the arrest pheromone" and why its more of a PR trip than a huge leap of science.

    http://www.pestmagazine.co.uk/_attachments/Resources/1049_S4.pdf

    Happy to answer any questions about the bits I wrote.

    David Cain
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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Mar 9 2015 7:17:33
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    Yes, I have a question? Does the study on how bed bugs walk on rough surfaces mean that using Temprid on an upholstered sofa won't work? (As a residual especially?) thank you.

    I'm not an expert just a dumb struggling bed bugger like every body else.
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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Mar 9 2015 8:37:39
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    Hi,

    The study on the locomotion on rough surfaces indicates why NO CHEMICAL action product is working all that well. The secondary reason is covered by the Stephen Doggett article where he confirms many of the marketing claims are based on lab strain bedbugs which are far more susceptible than what we encounter in the field.

    In short there is little or no point in applying chemicals to anything other than smooth surfaces if you want them to kill bedbugs.

    David

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Mar 9 2015 12:48:14
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    Wow, that last sentence will stop the hearts of every bed bugger whose PCo treats solely with chemicals and only on carpet edges and furniture.

    Does this indicate more useage of dusts like Cimexa?

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Mar 9 2015 13:25:35
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    Hi,

    Its only science catching up with what some have said for some time. Now its out there and confirmed it will be interesting to see how long it takes the industry to adapt.

    We do not have Cimexa in the UK so I have not worked with it to be able to comment, it may also be that targeted application is needed over broadcast treatment as there will again be some areas where the bedbugs are more likley to come into contact with it than others.

    David

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    Interesting that some studies on chemical efficiency seem to indicate the useage of wooden blocks in their experiments which makes me wonder if that skewed the results . So anyway, what constitutes a"smooth surface"? Wood? Linoleum? Or even smoother like glass?


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