In the following video, Ohio State University's Susan Jones discusses recent research findings relating to the use of 'bug bombs' to control bed bugs.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are alerting the public to an emerging national concern regarding misuse of pesticides to treat infestations of bed bugs and other insects indoors. Some pesticides are being applied indoors even though they are approved only for outdoor use.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – "And don't let the bedbugs bite" is no longer a harmless adage. In reality today, these bloodthirsty bugs infest thousands of homes. According to a team of Penn State entomologists, biopesticides -- naturally occurring microorganisms -- might provide an answer to this pest problem.
NEW YORK — The city that never sleeps? Tell that to New York's bedbugs. The tiny blood suckers specialize in feeding off sleeping bodies and this summer in the Big Apple they're enjoying the pickings of their lives, specialists say.
As bedbugs have made a comeback, aided by resistance to pesticides and spread by worldwide travel, scientists have found that panic over the blood-sucking pests may be more dangerous than their bite. Some people are misusing poisonous chemicals in a desperate bid to eradicate the pests, federal officials said Thursday.
Unfortunately, most of us know someone who’s lived through the hell of bed bugs. PhillyHealthInfo.org recently contacted a victim who filed the following report, “TALES FROM A BED BUG SURVIVOR.”
Our goal is to maintain a high quality living environment for you. It is important that we work together to prevent the infestation of bed bugs. While the presence of bed bugs is not always related to cleanliness or housekeeping, good housekeeping will help control the problem. This addendum contains important information for you and sets forth responsibilities for both of us.
CHASE MUTTLEY LEAPS OUT of his crate in an unmarked white van onto a snowy driveway near Swarthmore, ready for his busy workday. The two-year-old beagle is small for his breed, about 18 pounds, with lively brown eyes and handsome black, white and tan markings. He’s sniffing, wagging, and bounding toward the front door of a rambling Victorian mansion-turned-apartment building. His mission today? To sniff out a suspected case of bedbugs, the scourge of 2011.
Bed bugs are making a comeback in apartment buildings, dorm rooms, hotels, hospitals and homes across the country due to people traveling more frequently, resistance to pesticides and lack of public awareness.