Survey: Bed Bugs Are the Last Thing Travelers Want to See in a Hotel Room, Even Though Most Can’t ID Them

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Most business and leisure travelers in the United States can’t identify a bed bug, and yet the tiny pest evokes a stronger response in hotel guests than any other potential room deficiency—putting the hospitality industry in a difficult spot. In a survey of U.S. travelers conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky, 60 percent […]

Bed Bugs: Proactive IPM Strategies Critical in Multi-Unit Housing

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Amid the persistent threat of bed bug infestations in multi-unit housing, the best advice for property owners, managers, and tenants looking to avoid the pests is the same advice that applies to many other afflictions: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So says an extensive review of existing research into management […]

A Model for Effective, Reduced-Cost Bed Bug Monitoring

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While the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) can target all varieties of human habitats, it is a significant concern in settings such as multi-unit, low-income housing, especially those for the elderly or disabled, where the pest can spread easily and resources for management of the pest are often limited. However, a new study published in […]

Secondary Kill a Non-Factor in Management of Bed Bugs

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By Kelly McKinne All across the world, bed bugs and other household pests have been making a noted resurgence. A preferred control method for these insects lately has been the application of baits. These baits have several advantages over the traditional sprays for household pests: Specifically, baits use smaller amounts of active ingredients, they typically […]

Bed Bugs Show Early Signs of Resistance to Chlorfenapyr and Bifenthrin

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Pest management professionals battling the ongoing resurgence of bed bugs are wise to employ a well-rounded set of measures that reduces reliance on chemical control, as new research shows the early signs of resistance developing among bed bugs to two commonly used insecticides. In a study published this week in the Journal of Economic Entomology, […]