- Author: Karey Windbiel-Rojas
Basketball fans may have heard that last Saturday, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was bitten by bed bugs in a recent hotel stay in Oklahoma.
Bed bug encounters are on the rise throughout the United States and no hotel is completely immune to potential infestations. Unfortunately, Mr. Irving didn't know about checking for bed bugs in his hotel room before settling in.
Don't let this happen to you! Watch UC IPM's short video on how to inspect your hotel room for bed bugs.
I'll bet Kyrie checks all his hotel rooms for signs of
- Author: Andrew Mason Sutherland
[From the December 2015 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin]
Survey of professional bed bug management in multi-unit housing
Bed bug management is especially challenging in multi-unit housing (MUH) situations such as public and low-income apartment buildings. In these environments, high resident turnover, lack of resources, ease of bed bug dispersal, and communication barriers may all contribute to chronic infestations.
Researchers and policymakers recognize the need to address this challenging.../h2>/span>
- Author: Karey Windbiel-Rojas
You heard right: bed bugs have there own "awareness week" too.
California and other states have seen a recent resurgence in bed bugs in more than just crowded housing units and hotels. Bed bugs can be found anywhere where humans, their primarily food source, frequent. It's important that we are all aware of bed bugs and how we can prevent or control infestations of these very unwelcome insects.
Read about bed bug biology, preventive measures, how to detect bed bugs in the home or hotel, and how to management them.
- UC IPM Bed Bug Quick Tip (short answer)
- UC IPM
- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
To successfully eliminate bed bugs, pest management professionals (PMPs) say they need the cooperation of people living the pests, according to a survey conducted by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists.
California's pest management pros are divided over whether they believe that some of the state's bed bug populations are resistant to insecticides, but they agree that the bugs may survive treatments by finding safe harbor in excessive clutter and personal items that tenants didn't want treated or thrown away. In addition, some settings – such as hotels, motels, college dorms and homeless shelters – may be continually reinfested.
Bed bugs are among the most...
[From the December 2012 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News]
After decades of relative obscurity, bed bugs (Figure 1) are exhibiting a global resurgence. In the United States, the Northeast and Midwest regions have been considered bed bug hot spots, with the highest reported incidence, but California has recently experienced a multitude of bed bug reports, with Sacramento experiencing the largest increase in requests for bed bug management services in the country in 2013. Causes for this resurgence may include increased global traffic and commerce, insecticide.../span>