I found these background notes (PDF) on the website of the Property Management Association of West Michigan (PMAM); they describe the efforts of a workgroup on bed bugs brought together by the Michigan Department of Community Health. The first meeting … Continue reading
I have been wanting to write about this for a while but the most credible public proponent of the idea that the great bed bug debacle of the 21st century is all EPA’s fault was Rich Kozlovich who has written … Continue reading
Two articles out this week from CUNY journalists Kate Nocera and Zachary Gelnaw-Rubin capture the unnerving story of bed bugs in our city with uncommonly good reporting.
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
A new article in the Journal of Medical Entomology describes the increased effectiveness of silica aerogel (a synthetic desiccant dust) when combined with a blend of bed bug alarm pheromones.
Caveman Forecaster analyzed google search volume trends for “bed bugs” and found that searches rise in summer months.
Update August 2010: a new chlorfenapyr efficacy research study.
I missed this article in the April edition: PCTOnline.com – Who You Gonna Call?
Somehow I missed Clive Boase’s paper at the International Conference of Urban Pests (ICUP) Budapest: Bed Bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae): An Evidence-based Analysis of the Current Situation (PDF).
We don’t get very many good descriptions or sustained discussion, much less diagrams, of the spread of bed bugs within buildings. Here are two discussions and, in one of the papers, a diagram, a diagram you could make a flip … Continue reading