Tag: bed bugs

Bed bugs, the CDC, and insecticides

The CDC released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report a couple of weeks ago of interest: Acute Illnesses Associated With Insecticides Used to Control Bed Bugs — Seven States, 2003–2010 Since not everyone is the […]

Bedbugs and Pesticide Resistance

I discovered that bed bug evolution–specifically resistance to pesticides–was also the subject of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center‘s podcast this month.  A FASCINATING interview with one of the grand old men of evolutionary genetics, James […]

An Interview with Bug Girl

The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe interviewed me about bedbugs and their treatment/prevention last week; you can listen here.  (My interview starts at minute 41.) Aside from a brain fart where I said “spermatheca” rather […]

New research on bedbug insecticide resistance

Since I mentioned bedbugs recently, I thought I would also cover this paper: Kyong Sup Yoon, Deok Ho Kwon, Joseph P. Strycharz, Craig S. Hollingsworth, Si Hyeock Lee, J. Marshall Clark (2008). Biochemical and Molecular […]

Time to feed the Bed Bugs

Remember a few weeks back when I posted about an invention to feed lice automatically? Bedbugger alerted me to this video where Lou Sorkin demonstrates how he feeds his colony the old-fashioned way. Apparently this […]

How to inspect your hotel room for bed bugs

Here’s how a professional Entomologist searches her hotel room.