Evaluation of an insecticide dust band treatment method for controlling bed bugs.

@article{Wang2013EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of an insecticide dust band treatment method for controlling bed bugs.},
  author={Changlu Wang and Narinderpal Singh and Richard Cooper and Chaofeng Liu and Grzegorz A. Buczkowski},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2013},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={347-52}
}
Current bed bug, Cimex lectularius L., control usually involves insecticide applications that pose a high risk of insecticide exposure to residents and applicators. To minimize these risks and the amount of insecticides used, we designed and evaluated a dust band treatment technique. The laboratory assay showed that 1% cyfluthrin dust treated bands are highly effective in killing bed bugs. We further evaluated this technique in bed bug infested apartments. The "dust band" treatment consisted of… CONTINUE READING
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