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Louis N. Sorkin, BCE

Chief Entomologist, Louis N. Sorkin, BCE, shown with one of his jars of bed bugs, is greatly respected in the bed bug industry and is often contacted by printed and digital media, newspapers, magazines, publishers plus radio, television, and online digital content...

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[Bed Bug Supplement] Battling Resistance

BED BUG SUPPLEMENT One manufacturer recommends chlorfenapyr as an effective tool for PMPs to use when working to control bed bug populations. JASON MEYERS | August 31, 2012 Pyrethroids have long been the go-to chemistry for quickly knocking down bed bug populations....

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Shedding Light on IGRs and Bed Bugs

BED BUG SUPPLEMENT Insect growth regulators are one of the most oft-used insecticides for bed bugs. Here’s what we found when we systematically put them to the test... MARK H. GOODMAN, MICHAEL F. POTTER AND KENNETH F. HAYNES | August 31, 2012 Portions of this article...

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Harmful Effects of Bed Bug Infestations and Humans

University of Florida Study Examines Potentially Harmful Effects a Bed Bug Infestation Can Have on Humans Thursday, 18 October 2012 A University of Florida study released in the Journal of Medical Entomology suggests that uncontrolled populations of bed bugs can reach...

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Required disclosure of bed-bug infestations?

Legislation would require disclosure of bed-bug infestations By: Joshua Sabatini | 10/18/12 8:49 PMSF Examiner Staff Writer The full Board of Supervisors is expected to approve legislation that would require pest control companies to provide monthly reports of...

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Bedbugs can cause harmful blood loss in humans

UF/IFAS research: Typical populations of bedbugs can cause harmful blood loss in humans  Tuesday, October 30, 2012.  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, bedbugs have been turning up in sometimes odd and random places, such as subways, movie theaters, dressing rooms and...

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How Reliable Are Sniffing Dogs?

A recent article about lie detectors brought up a related topic; drug/bomb sniffing dogs or the more general use of police service dogs.  Let me begin by acknowledging a bias; I love dogs.  There seems little doubt regarding the utility of these animals in search and...

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Bed Bug Disease Transmission: A Primer for Litigators

Contrary to conventional wisdom, scientific literature has identified a viable mechanism by which bed bugs may transmit disease, according to medical authorities, and infestations that are allowed to thrive unabated present health and liability issues that dwarf the...

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Proper Wrapping and Discarding of Bed Bug Infested Items

Have you ever heard the expression, “Someone’s trash is another’s treasure”. Many infested items have so many places where bed bugs can hide unseen by the naked eye. More common than not, one can find a perfectly good, non-stained or ripped mattress, box spring and...

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