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  1. NoBB

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Jun 3 2011 3:36:53
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    Note -- I'm not looking to buy books WITH bed bugs. Just want to read books ABOUT bed bugs.

    I plan on buying the David Caine one, and maybe a few others. Which books have accurate info not found on this forum?

    Thx -- recommendations appreciated! : )

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    Fri Jun 3 2011 10:20:19
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    Hi,

    OK I am more than a little biased but here goes.

    My book sets things out in a very logical way and is not intended to make you a BB expert, its designed and written to put things into a logical context. Much of the info you will see in the FAQ's but its the way it is set out that makes it a value to read. The images are also very clear and all instructions as simple as I could make them. I am however likely to try and find the time towards the end of 2011 to bring the book up to date with new treatment options and technologies but that is some time off yet.

    With regards other books there are a few out there and a lot of eBooks. To make life simple I am yet to see an eBook which is worth what they charged (even the ones at $2.50). I have read the others and they are either week to the point of embarrassing or riddled with errors. The exception to this is Usinger's Monograph which although a heavy tome is probably the most detailed thesis on bedbugs to date but was published in the 1960's.

    Usinger's although great for pest professionals and entomologists is I feel too much information for the public and covers biology and genetics rather than control and prevention.

    I did give one pest "professionals" book a strong slating on Amazon having bought it but that was simply because it was one of the worst books I have ever read and the ideas on bedbugs was so out of date.

    I would suggest that a trip to the bookstore to try and check copies before you buy is a good move, not that they are expensively prohibitive as books but more to do with the fact that many don't contain the basics and the step by step info that can actually help you.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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  3. NoBB

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jun 5 2011 4:31:21
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    Hi David,

    It's great to hear that you're updating your awesome book. I'll definitely get the updated edition when it comes out.

    I am hoping that you would consider putting it on Kindle (the Amazon book reader/app). This way the rest of us international folks won't have to pay an arm and a leg for international shipping.

    In fact, it would be just fabulous if you can put the current edition of "Bed Bug Beware" on kindle or some other e-book reader. I'm sure you understand how bed bug sufferers are weary of physical books and would love to pay for an electronic copy instead.

    -NoBB

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    Sun Jun 5 2011 4:46:05
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    Hi NoBB,

    It will be a while before the new version is even finalised but I will have a chat with the editor and other author about doing a kindle version and getting it online.

    The US amazon version does ship from the US so shipping should not be so bad. I will also consider doing a version that comes with it's own ziplock baggie.

    David

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jun 5 2011 6:03:23
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    NoBB: also be sure to check out the fabulous bedbugger.com list of resources assembled and maintained by host nobugsonme...

    http://bedbugger.com/links

    ...which is dated at the top April 20, 2008 but does link to materials more recent than that, such as the 3rd Edition of Stephen L. Doggett's superb Code of Practice For the Control of Bed Bug Infestations in Australia which is May 2010.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jun 5 2011 7:44:28
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    Click on the Resource tab for reliable sources of information on this site. The comprehensive manuals are free and more up to date than other publications... Check out NoBug's archived articles from the blog page too.

    I highly recommend David's book... Bed Bugs Beware... concise with high quality photographs.

    Also take a look at the Resource page and the archived articles on the New York vs Bed Bugs.org site. Renee has written high quality articles on subjects that you won't see anywhere else.

    The Armed Forces Pest Management electronic library is a free resource that provides access to scientific articles... A link is provided on the resource page.

    PCT magazine is available online with articles written for PCOs... Pest Control Technology or PCT is published by NPMA.

    Don't waste your money on the Bed Bug Handbook or any of the ebooks available on Bed Bug Central... Stephen Doggett's Code of Practice and other publications available for free will be more useful.

    YouTube has some instructive videos... but you have to sift through a huge library to find the reliable ones.

    Copasan has some useful pay per view materials that are produced for professional training.

    The Bed Bug Resource.com is a good place to get professional advice or ask technical questions.

    Obviously, you have already found this forum... which is the best consumer support site on the web.

    Good luck

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jun 5 2011 11:35:58
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    Wow. Thx for the detailed response, and I shall carefully plow through all this! : )

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    Hi,

    I have submitted a kindle version of the book but the images are greyscale rather than full colour. Personally I would go for the full colour version because lets face it the devil is in the detail and its so much easier to compare a full colour high resolution image.

    I may look at doing a laminated special edition for those uber worries about bedbugs though.

    David

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    Hi David,

    *Happy dance*

    Thx for putting your book on Kindle (it'll appear on Amazon in a couple of days/weeks?). I'll get the book version plus the Kindle version then

    Though I suspect that the book version will be much slower to arrive as I live in Asia. I'll write to the public library system in my city to suggest them to procure a few copies, too.

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    In addition to some already mentioned. Bed Bug Handbook / Pinto Associates written by Rick Cooper, Larry Pinto and Sandy Kraft.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Jun 9 2011 12:47:15
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    Cooper's Bed Bug Handbook is very informative

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Congratz on being a parent again

    Thank you so much David!


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