I said the sex lives of bed bugs were interesting but none of our business here, didn’t I?
Bed bugs are problem 1D? From the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), an action plan for 2009-2013, National Program 104 – Veterinary, Medical, and Urban Entomology (2009-2013) (PDF):
The paper: Johnson, C. G. 1941. The ecology of the bed-bug, Cimex lectularius L., in Britain. Journal of Hygiene 41: 345–461
I am completely under so much pressure to get so many things done before the hearing (hopefully it will all be worth it and good things shall ensue, and by the way, you are preparing your testimony too, right? right?), … Continue reading
When we last mentioned Johnson’s Ecology of the Bed Bug, I said we would go back and talk a bit more about his experiments. And we should.
Alvaro Romero is a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky. His most recent paper is in the January issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology.
At the 2008 International Conference on Urban Pests in Budapest, researchers from the Danish Pest Infestation Laboratory (DPIL) presented a historical view of the bed bug inquiries received at the laboratory. The laboratory keeps annual data since 1953 and monthly … Continue reading
In searching for bed bug incidence studies (yes, that tiny handful of them), I came across a study from Finland, published in 1970, that used a novel inquiry method. In addition to surveying boards of health and local authorities, the … Continue reading
Indeed, who can help? Clearly, entomologists and PMPs. And some public health departments—but obviously not ours (okay, remembering to be positive, not yet).
A recent article in the Journal of Medical Entomology finds deltamethrin resistance in a New York City bed bug population: