The following is a summary of the 2012 State of the Industry Report from Pest Management Professional (PMP) Magazine which was sponsored by Bell Laboratories and given out at the PMP Booth at the 2011 NPMA Pest World Convention & Expo in New Orleans, LA. PMP’s NOT Slowing Down: Economy stalls in neutral, but industry confident traveling… Continue reading 2012 State of the Industry Report – Pest Management Professional Magazine
Category: Bed Bug Research Studies
CDC Study: One Death, 100+ Illnesses linked to Bed Bug Targeting Insecticides
Thinking about tackling that bed bug problem in your building by yourself? You might want to think again or at least get a second opinion before you pull the pin on that “bug bomb” in your hand. According to a recent report by the CDC and EPA, from 2003-2010 nearly 111 cases of illness and… Continue reading CDC Study: One Death, 100+ Illnesses linked to Bed Bug Targeting Insecticides
Bedbugs in Hotels: New Data behind the Growing Epidemic
SEATTLE, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Thousands of US travelers hoped that the bedbugs wouldn’t bite this summer but reports show that they did, at an outstanding rate. In the wake of the 2010 Bedbug Epidemic the number of bedbug reports for 2011 (January 1–September 1) shattered 2010 totals by more than 660%.… Continue reading Bedbugs in Hotels: New Data behind the Growing Epidemic
NPMA: 2011 Bugs Without Borders Survey – Executive Summary
Recently, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released an Executive Summary of the 2011 Bugs Without Borders Survey. Completed this summer, the NPMA and the University of Kentucky surveyed a nationwide sample of pest management professionals. We are pleased to share an executive summary, featuring the latest findings about the growing bed bug resurgence and… Continue reading NPMA: 2011 Bugs Without Borders Survey – Executive Summary
UNNATURAL Selection: Bed Bugs now HARDER to kill!
Lab researchers have shown that today’s generation of bed bugs can survive 1000x higher the lethal dose of chemicals of only a decade ago. Recently, the Ohio State University released the first genetic study of bed bugs, which showed that bed bugs are developing a variety ways to resist the chemicals being used to control… Continue reading UNNATURAL Selection: Bed Bugs now HARDER to kill!