Anatomy of bed bug

Bedbugs can be an enormous problem for homeowners and hotels. (WJAC) UNIVERSITY PARK - Bedbugs can be an enormous problem for homeowners and hotels, because when there's an infestation present, it's not always easy to see. They're good at hiding and even if someone's sleeping with hundreds of them at night, it's possible to have no idea. Nina Jenkins, a senior research associate for the Penn State entomology department, is the head of the bedbug research team. "it's everyone's worst nightmare to know

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A new biopesticide developed by Penn State scientists has the potential to turn the bedbug control market on its ear, thanks to a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem taking root at Penn State thats helping to push crucial discoveries out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. After decades out of sight and mind, bedbugs have crawled back into our homes, checked in as unwanted guests in our hotels, and infested our psyches, gaining a nightmarish foothold in a modern world that many thought wa

wtkr.comBed bugs found in two Norfolk classrooms | WTKR.comwtkr.comClassrooms at two Norfolk schools are being treated by pest control specialists after bed bugs were spotted Thursday.Bed bugs found at two Norfolk schools | 13NEWSNOW.com13newsnow.comTwo bed bugs found at Norfolk schools | WAVY-TVWAVY-TVall 3 news articles » More: Bed bugs found in two Norfolk classrooms | WTKR.com - wtkr.com

A Dyer man who used illegal pesticides to quell a bed bug problem at two Indiana hotels he operated has been spared jail time. Dipen Patel, 34, who pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge of violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), was sentenced to a year of probation, with 60 days of that served under location monitoring or home detention, according to court records. Between February 2014 and January 2015, Patel supplied his housekeeping staff at the Knights Inn in Michigan C

Science DailyBiopesticide could defeat insecticide resistance in bedbugsScience Daily"Bed bugs were all but eradicated from the United States and other industrialized nations after World War II, likely due to the use of DDT and other broad-spectrum insecticides," said study co-author Nina Jenkins, senior research associate in ...and more » See more here: Biopesticide could defeat insecticide resistance in bedbugs - Science Daily

fox6now.comDon't bring bed bugs home from vacation | FOX6Now.comfox6now.comThe sight of bed bugs is enough to put a damper on your vacation but the bites can cause a variety of symptoms from secondary skin infections like impetigo and ...and more » Original post: Don't bring bed bugs home from vacation | FOX6Now.com - fox6now.com

A new biopesticide developed by Penn State scientists has the potential to turn the bedbug control market on its ear, thanks to a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem taking root at Penn State thats helping to push crucial discoveries out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. After decades out of sight and mind, bedbugs have crawled back into our homes, checked in as unwanted guests in our hotels, and infested our psyches, gaining a nightmarish foothold in a modern world that many thought was free and clear from

CONSUMER REPORTS - The sight of bed bugs is enough to put a damper on your vacation but the bites can cause a variety of symptoms from secondary skin infections like impetigo and ecthyma to allergic reactions and in rare cases anaphylaxis which can impair breathing and require a trip to the ER. With spring break coming up, the experts at Consumer Reports share some tips to keep the bed bugs away during your next hotel stay. Some simple steps when you check in can help avoid hassles and expenses when you check out.

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File photo. Bed bugs(Photo: Tim McCoy, Associated Press) OAK CREEK - Bed bug complaints are on the rise in Oak Creek, leading the city's health department to look at drafting an ordinance to help with who is responsible for their removal. "I've identified it as a public health issue," said Elizabeth Ruder, a registered environmental health specialist for the city. Right now, Ruder said it can be confusing who should take care of bed bugs.The ordinance, once drafted,would establish roles

DENVER -- Upon stepping into Elizabeth Trujillosapartment in Columbine Towers, it doesn't take long to notice an infestation. They're bed bugs, and they're crawling everywhere. Trujillo said the problem wasn't always so visible. Its so bad, said Trujillo. The infestation is so bad, the bugs were crawling on Trujillo during Denver7 interview. She says she's been living in the apartment complex for two years, but the bed bugs issue began about a year and half ago. I'm tired of living with bed bugs. If the

March 16 Some bedbugs are better climbers than others, and the bloodsuckers climbing prowess has practical implications. To detect and monitor bedbugs, people use an array of strategies including do-it-yourself setups and dogs. Pitfall traps, which rely on smooth inner walls to keep the critters from escaping, are highly effective for detecting and monitoring an infestation. The traps are sold around the world, but they have been tested only with common bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) the most common species in t

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 soon to be published in the Entomological Society of America's Journal of Economic Entomology, a research team led by Dae-Yun Kim at Universiti Sains Malaysia, has shown that the tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus, can readily climb out of smooth-walled pitfall traps. The researchers tested four leading traps, all designed in

BOCA RATON, Fla. Roberto Pereira, an urban entomologist in Florida, recently urged citizens to not panic over the reemergence of tropical bedbugs after his office received a sample that contained the once-prevalent bug. His office has asked for more samples but has not received any, leading him to believe that the reemergence is not very extensive. Im not sure that this is of any greater threat than any other bedbug, Pereira told the Florida Record. The tropical bedbug was once found throu