Are Dusts the Bed Bug Bullet?

Romero, Alvaro; Potter, Michael F.; Haynes, Kenneth F.
May 2009
Pest Management Professional;May2009, Vol. 77 Issue 5, p22
Trade Publication
The article presents a study regarding the effectiveness and importance of dusts in pest management. To test the efficacy of each dust product, bed bugs were exposed to the dusts continuously and mortality was recorded on the daily basis. Result reveals that there was a high level of mortality using some dusts on the market. The finding also suggests that the survival strategy of the bedbugs can be overcome by exposing them to desiccants.


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