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  1. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Mar 17 2011 12:32:21
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    Michael Potter's latest article on bed bug history has been published in the Spring 2011 issue of American Entomologist.

    Wonderful work from Dr. Potter, as always!

    Review & download links here.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Mar 17 2011 13:09:36
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    Have severe intellectual pash for Dr P. OK, he's beaten me to exactly what I've been trying to write but I forgive him - his stuff carries so much more weight than what one former BB-sufferer could achieve.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Mar 17 2011 15:15:22
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    Hi Koebner,

    Next time I see him i will ask him about an entomologists and bedbug specialist calander, he is a nice bloke and works so amazingly hard. I have a feeling he may lurk the forum once in a while so you secret may be out already.

    Its a great article and I cant wait to see how long it takes for people to learn from the past and for some of the obscure references I have tracked down to become more common text or ideally brought up to date in the true sense without added "wiffle baggery".

    My only slight pang of disappointment in the article was that I did not get a mention for reviving the lost art of bedbug specialists.

    Copies printed for my team as bedtime reading.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Mar 17 2011 15:23:09
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    David, I always think of you as Mr Tiffin's Second Coming.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Mar 17 2011 15:37:17
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    Koebner - 2 hours ago  » 
    Have severe intellectual pash for Dr P.

    Yes. I am the founder of the unofficial Michael Potter fan club.

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    Thu Mar 17 2011 15:44:47
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    Nobugsonme - 5 minutes ago  » 

    Koebner - 2 hours ago  » 
    Have severe intellectual pash for Dr P.

    Yes. I am the founder of the unofficial Michael Potter fan club.

    Judging from the twinkle in his eye I would say he may have a significant following. Maybe its why he has so many YouTube hits?

    David

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Mar 17 2011 20:57:43
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    Link brings up an error message.

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    Thu Mar 17 2011 22:50:05
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    Very cool, not just for the history, but whether we like it or not, it let's us know where this problem is headed.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Mar 18 2011 0:18:48
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    Hi Doug,

    You may not have noticed, but there was a Green Sticky about this -- the main end of bedbugger.com was down for about three hours tonight, but is fine now. That's why the link did not work when you clicked it.

    Review and download links here.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    djames1921 - 6 hours ago  » 
    Very cool, not just for the history, but whether we like it or not, it let's us know where this problem is headed.

    I am sure there is a apt mistake about failing to learn the lessons of the past means we are doomed to repeat them.

    I do however feel that modern consumerism has blinded the world to the real message .... education, education, EDUCATION.

    Regards of if we like the fact or not the number 1 reason for the spread of bedbugs in the world at present is people. Yes I have a very simplistic view but that is the reality.

    David

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Mar 18 2011 18:57:29
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    Thanks, I missed the sticky.

    Dr Potter has pulled together some great material.

    His live presentation includes some amazing photographs and labels... Always standing room only.

    After performing some research I suspect that the region around Safety Harbor, Florida may be the original location in North America where bed bugs were first introduced by Spanish Explorers.

    In April of 1528 Panfilo de Navaez landed near Tampa Bay with about three hundred men... The ship's logbooks that survived reportedly contain references to the presence of bed bugs on the ships... The explorers are also believed to have traded blankets with the native populations that they encountered in Florida.


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