Monday, February 14, 2022

Arthro-Pod EP 106: Talking Bed Bugs and German Cockroaches with Morgan Wilson


Howdy bug lovers! On today's episode of Arthro-Pod, our guest is Morgan Wilson, a research technician and PhD graduate student at Dodson Urban Pest Management Laboratory at Virginia Tech. She is involved in some very exciting and applied field and laboratory research with German cockroaches and bed bugs with the goal of finding solutions for these troublesome pests in public housing. Find out the answers to questions like: Do bed bugs and cockroaches live together? Can you ever get rid of a heavy cockroach infestation in an apartment building? How to heat treatments for bed bugs work? What is fumigation and how can it be used against bed bugs? And finally, are bed bugs cute? We can all sleep better knowing that researchers like Morgan are seeking answers to our problems with these troublesome urban pests.   

A mess of German cockroaches Gary Alpert, Harvard University,

Show notes

Bed Bug Egg Development Time Lapse as explained by Morgan in the podcast:

Where you can find Morgan and the work being done at the Virginia Tech Bed Bug and Urban Pest Information Center: 

Instagram: vtbedbug 

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