Romero, Alvaro, Michael F Potter, and Kenneth F Haynes. 2010. Circadian rhythm of spontaneous locomotor activity in the bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. Journal of Insect Physiology 56: 1516-1522. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.04.025.
Remember BASF’s bed bug prevention pitch?
CIN-1 is a strain of bed bugs maintained at the University of Kentucky—one imagines for the purposes of inquiry into the supernatural limits of its invincibility.
Tempo Dust killed all bed bugs within 24 hours, Drione in 72 hours and MotherEarth D (diatomaceous earth) in 10 days. The authors were surprised by the efficacy of the pyrethroid dusts. Continue reading
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.