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At Bug Off Pest Control Center’s 2010 New York Pest Expo Dr. Ballard reviewed the advances in bed bug controls from thermal techniques to insecticides, to detection tools. In part 4 of our series we will provide a detailed approach to controlling bed bugs.

Control

The control of bed bugs is a challenge even for the most experienced and talented pest control professional.  It requires thorough inspections and meticulous applications and even so, retreats are common.  Treatment options are not as wide as those for roaches or ants and the need for customer cooperation is greater.  The major reason for bed bug retreats is poor customer preparation.  The client must assist in allowing access to all areas, removing clutter, laundering bedding and clothing and in some cases, disposing of contaminated items.


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If you’ve been following this series of posts about bed bugs you now know a little bit about their history and description. Following up on  Dr. Ballard’s presentation at the NY Pest Expo 2010Advances In Bed Bug Control Protocols we will now help you understand how an infestation can happen.

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We hope you enjoy Bug Off Pest Control Center’s latest post. This is the second part of a series of posts to follow up Dr. Ballard’s presentation at the NY Pest Expo 2010Advances In Bed Bug Control Protocols. Please feel free to leave your comments.

A Description

Adult bed bugs are about 1/8-inch long and reddish-brown with oval, flattened bodies.  Four-segmented antennae are attached to the head between the prominent compound eyes. The proboscis is located beneath the head and passes back between the front legs.

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We’ve all heard tons of news about bed bugs this past year. So, of course, they made it in our industry for the most talked about insect of 2010. But did you know each year 2 new bugs invade the US? According to the Manilla Bulletin Publishing Corporation each year, about two exotic, forest-dwelling insect species take hold in the United States.

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Dr. Bobby Corrigan joined us this year at the New York Pest Expo 2010.  He discussed Rodent Control in 2010. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bobby’s background, he is the Director of RMC Pest Management Consulting, Richmond, IN. He has published over 150 technical publications in pest control and is a regular contributor and columnist for Pest Control Technology and Pest Management Professional. Dr. Corrigan is the author of Rodent Pest Management: A Practical Guide for Pest Management Professionals; the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control on rodents; and co-author of The Scientific Guide to Pest Control Operations. In 2008, Bobby was inducted into the Pest Management Hall of Fame.

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