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Bed Bug Bite

Posted 4/14/2011 12:04 AM by Frank Krell | Comments

Bed Bugs are surging in the United States. Denver is one of the cities most affected by recent outbreaks of these blood-sucking insects. DMNS has produced a short video about the problem, the first Science Bite this year. Some more information about the problem can be found in the June/July number of the Museum magazine Catalyst.

Further reading

Cranshaw, W.S., Camper, M. & Peairs, F. 2011. Bat Bugs, Bed Bugs and Relatives. Colorado State University Extension, Home & Garden Insect Series no. 5.574. 6 pp. [helps to identify bed bugs, if you have a microscope]

Krell, F.T. 2011. Bedbugs bite. Catalyst, Denver Museum of Nature & Science Magazine June/July 2011: 12.

Maestre, R.H. 2011. The Bed Bug Book. The Complete Guide to Prevention and Extermination. New York: Skyhorse Publishing. 181 pp.

Potter, M.F. 2011. The history of bed bug management - with lessons from the past. American Entomologist 57: 14-25.

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