Tag: bedbugs

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 […]

Bedbugs and Condoms

I’ve covered how ectoparasitic insects are cultured (and fed) before here at the Bug Blog. It gets discussed in this interesting article from NYT: “The classic bedbug strain that all newly caught bugs are compared […]

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 […]

Election Bedbug Update

Man. I couldn’t have even made this one from Kentucky up: “People voting at the Ballard-Griffith Towers Apartments in Lexington should not be concerned about the bedbugs that have infested more than 300 units at […]

How to inspect your hotel room for bed bugs

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

Caught in the Bug Net: 3.21.08

Links for this week: A really interesting interview with a BedBug Genetics researcher UglyOverload covers the facial markings of wasps and aggression Social networking for bug nerds:  InsectGeeks.com  And, just in time for [insert religious […]

Most. Awesome. Missed. Connection. Ad. Ever.

Wow. Via Bedbugger, which is a blog where people tell their tales of woe: this Craig’s list add (see a screenshot here): I had bedbugs, you had herpes Reply to: pers-xxxxxxxxx@craigslist.org Date: 2007-11-29, 7:27PM EST […]