Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Arthro-Pod EP 54 Bed bugs, holiday travel, and you!

Hello, hello bug lovers! Today's episode of Arthro-Pod features Mike, Jody, and Jonathan discussing the impacts of bed bugs on our lives. Just thinking about the little blood suckers can cause you to start itching and just mentioning them strikes fear in the hearts of many.

The Arthro-Pod gang breaks down just where bed bugs came from (evolutionarily speaking), what they do to our bodies, and where we encounter them. 

Since it is the holiday season for many listeners, there is also some discussion on how to keep yourself from picking up bed bugs while traveling to see friends or family. 

Show Notes

 Bed Bug Information

Let’s Beat the Bug – University of Minnesota
New York State Integrated Pest Management
University of Kentucky
Virginia Tech
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Articles Mentioned in Podcast:

Sensitivity Spectrum: Human Reactions to Bed Bug Bites from PCT:

Book: Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs (2018) Edited by Stephen Doggett, Dini Miller and Chow-Yang Lee, Wiley Blackwell

Bed Bugs: Souvenirs to Avoid When Traveling
What to Do If Your Airplane Has Bed Bugs   
How to Spot Bed Bugs in Your Airplane Seat

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Beginning/ending theme: "There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0