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Comparison of multiple steam treatment durations for control of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius L.)

Puckett RT, McDonald DL, Gold RE.

Source: Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77845, USA. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CONCLUSIONS: The treatment equipment used in these trials is portable and relatively inexpensive and represents a non-chemical means of killing all life stages of bed bugs. While this method would likely be seen as an inefficient means of remediating a mature bed bug infestation within a structure, it does represent a practical component of integrated management of this pest insect.


Bed bugs and public health: new approaches for an old scourge

Shum M, Comack E, Stuart T, Ayre R, Perron S, Beaudet SA, Kosatsky T.

Source: National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, Vancouver, BC. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CONCLUSION: Various public health agencies in Canadian cities have played key roles in the fight against bed bugs through new initiatives, education, and encouragement and support for others. By working with the public, owners, tenants, the health sector and other stakeholders, public health practitioners can begin to curb the resurgence of bed bugs and the social strains associated with them.

Tags: Bed Bugs, Steam

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