Below is a great video about Tim McCoy, who runs the Dodson Urban Pest Management Lab at Virginia Tech. He believes that bedbugs are an epidemic that will get worse before it gets better. McCoy’s lab is at the forefront of research on pesticide resistance and finding new control methods for bedbugs, like Diatomaceous earth.
The spreading bed bug issue brings to light a long-overdue debate about pest management practices and the overuse of pesticides. [...]
The porous property of Diatomaceous Earth makes it perfect for many industrial applications. DE is ideal for preventing pests in stored grain. [...]
Decades after the widespread spraying of DDT was banned, bedbugs have made a big comeback. In the USA, at least five states have called on the Department of Defense pleading for money to address the bedbug issue. The state of Ohio is so desperate that it petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to allow in-home use [...]
An experimental poison synthesized from the bedbugs themselves plus diatomaceous earth found to aid in the bug’s extermination. [...]