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, […]

Cimicid Remains Found in Oregon Caves are Oldest Ever Found

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A cave in southern Oregon that is the site of some the oldest preserved evidence of human activity in North America was also once home to not-too-distant cousins of the common bed bug. In research published this week in the Journal of Medical Entomology, a pair of archaeologists describe remains found in caves near Paisley, […]

Some Bed Bugs Are Better Climbers Than Others

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Not all bed bugs are created equal, and some of the leading bed bug traps used by pest management professionals are ineffective against species with better climbing abilities than others. In a study published today in the Journal of Economic Entomology, a research team led by Dae-Yun Kim at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, has shown […]