3 months

Today is June 18, three months exactly since the Mayor signed the bed bug advisory board bill. (At least one generation.)

Use the Force

Sorry, silly mood. A new bacterium in bed bugs has been found. It’s related to an endosymbiotic bacterium already identified in ticks, Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii. Yes, named after the bacteria that communicate with the Force. Pretty neat, that prerogative of … Continue reading

An excited condition

We have a one-track mind here, no doubt, and so I’ve been looking for articles that discuss how bed bugs find their human hosts. Recently I read about the phases of host-seeking behaviors in blood-sucking insects—hungry searching, activation by stimuli … Continue reading

No good in an ambush

This made me laugh even though it’s not funny. (?) In the 1960s the US Army considered several arthropod species for use in a portable insect ambush detector or a stationary intrusion detector device.

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