Gaseous Chlorine Dioxide as an Alternative for Bedbug Control

@article{Gibbs2012GaseousCD,
  title={Gaseous Chlorine Dioxide as an Alternative for Bedbug Control},
  author={S. Gibbs and J. Lowe and Philip Smith and Angela Hewlett},
  journal={Infection Control \&\#x0026; Hospital Epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={495 - 499}
}
Objective. This study evaluated the efficacy of gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO2) for extermination of bedbugs (Cimex lectularius and Citnex hemipterus). Background. Bedbugs have received attention because of recent outbreaks. Bedbug eradication is difficult and often requires a time-consuming multifaceted approach. Setting. Laboratory and hospital room. Methods. Bedbugs were exposed to concentrations of ClO2 of 362, 724, and 1,086 parts per million (ppm) in an exposure chamber. Bedbug mortality… Expand
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