Category Archives: Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Vision

Bed bugs are known to have color vision.  The best evidence is a study by a group of scientists* who studied orientation to shapes and colors   Bed bugs orient to black or red objects in preference to white or other colored objects. … Continue reading

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Know Your Bed Bug

The human genome sequencing project was an ambitious goal, that gained traction with advances in molecular biology in the 1980s. In 1990, Congress (in a more progressive era) funded the project uncertain whether it could be completed on time as … Continue reading

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Strange Political Bedfellows

In the down and dirty of American politics, if you don’t like a politician, you can sue them. Our media promote such stories to generate ad revenue by getting clicks from readers who are bored by policy. Hillary Clinton is being … Continue reading

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Bed Bug Home Remedy

Bed bugs can be difficult to eliminate even for pest control professionals. Homeowners can have a more difficult time and can become desperate for relief. Some turn to home remedies that can be dangerous. The Detroit Free Press describes what … Continue reading

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It Takes a Community

Bed bug infestations in multiunit buildings have proved to be the most difficult to manage. The actions of all the building residents, the management and pest control professions all affect the bed bug problem. Failure of one person may doom … Continue reading

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Learning From Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs have emerged as a problem in all US cities over the past decade and are a source of landlord-tenant disputes.  Who is responsible for the costs of eliminating bed bugs?  Some landlords now require tenants to agree to … Continue reading

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Living With Bed Bug Attractants

A group of scientists* have reported the discovery of a mix of chemicals that lure bed bugs into a trap. This discovery opens the possibility of detecting bed bug populations in the early stages of an infestation by strategic trap … Continue reading

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