Efficacy of bed bug control products in lab bioassays: do they make it past the starting gate?

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The question of the effectiveness of products registered by EPA for the control of bed bugs is relevant, given the increasing prevalence of this pest and the difficulty in controlling them. Samples of most such products were tested against a laboratory strain of bed bugs at Insect Control & Research (ICR, near Baltimore, MD) under nearly optimal conditions. The samples were either purchased by ICR or donated by pesticide companies.

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  • Robin G. Todd

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