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Obtaining reliable and impartial information on Bed Bugs and their control is a real challenge; many of the texts are old and out of print.

Well not anymore!

The most comprehensive review on Bed Bugs over the last forty years was recently produced by the Department of Medical Entomology, with a total of 69 pages of information, images and references. Section headings include:

  • Identification

  • Natural History (life cycle, ecology, blood feeding behaviour)

  • Bed Bugs as Pests (clinical association, financial impacts)

  • Bed Bugs through History (the past & the current resurgence)

  • Why Bed Bugs are Coming Back

  • How Bed Bugs are Spread

  • Bed Bug Control (non-chemical, chemical control)

  • Bed Bug Treatment Schedule

  • Bed Bug Prevention

  • The Future for Bed Bugs

  • References (130 are listed)

Plus there are 42 images relating to Bed Bugs.

This Bed Bug paper was included in the synopsis of the symposium “Pests of Disease & Unease”, which was held at Westmead Hospital in April 2005. The symposium was a joint venture between the Department of Medical Entomology (Westmead Hospital) and the Centre for Entomological Research and Insecticide Technology – CERIT (University of New South Wales).

podu_cover.jpg (113269 bytes)The Synopsis is some 163 pages in length and also includes articles on ticks, bird mites, mosquitoes, mosquito borne disease and the dreaded 'mysterious bites'. All up there are 70 full colour images, which include photographs of many common biting insect pests.

Authors are all leading experts in their field and include the internationally renown Medical Entomologist – Assoc. Prof. Richard Russell, Mr Bed Bug himself – Stephen Doggett, Dr Cameron Webb – an Australian leader in mosquito control, Merilyn Geary – Australia’s foremost expert in the identification of medically important insects, plus more.

Thus the Synopsis a must have for every who deals with or is affected by bed bugs, ticks, bird mites, mosquitoes or things that bite.

The cost is $50.00, which includes GST & postage to anywhere in Australia. To obtain your copy, download and complete the order form below and either fax it or post it to our Department. If you wish to order a copy from outside Australia, please email Stephen Doggett (stephend@icpmr.wsahs.nsw.gov.au) for postage costs.

Click here to download the order form.

Postal address:
Department of Medical Entomology,

Fax: 02 9893 8659

Numbers are limited so obtain your copy before they run out!