New Developments in Bed Bug Research
Bed bugs have been a popular topic in the environmental health world lately. In the last several years, the United States has seen a steady increase in these small insects and, unfortunately, Alaska has not been an exception. While bed bugs don’t cause disease, they are gross and can take a serious financial and emotional toll. More importantly, concerns about the misuse of toxic pesticides have many agencies scrambling to issue informational guidelines to an anxious public.
If there is a silver lining to the upsurge in bed bug infestations, it may be the renewed interest in bed bug research. We know more about bed bugs than ever before, and new papers are being published regularly. I’d like to take a moment to summarize two recent research papers published in the Journal of Economic Entomology (I guess “Economic Entomology” is a thing.)
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