Saturday, January 29, 2011

EPA Bed Bug Summit 2011

Next Tuesday is the second Bed Bug Summit being offered by the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC. I plan to be there, pending snow and ice predicted for my area those days. I attended the last summit in 2009 and found it to be extremely interesting, and as the months and years went by and the ideas that were born at this summit grew, productive. The last Summit was about ideas, a national brainstorming if you will, but this one I hope is a Summit about solutions. We have protocol and procedure in place. We know about the chemical resistance and crazy genes these bugs have. We know about the research and we know about the turmoil these bugs are bringing to cities across the country. Now it is time for action. The government needs to understand we need solutions. We need a relaxing of the rules if you will to introduce effective chemicals to the market. We need research dollars. We need answers.
We shall see....we shall see.

6 comments:

pest control said...

The potato beetles where I am growing potatoes would just laugh at Ladybugs and it is very hard to get a large population of mantis going. I have seen these beetles strip pigweed down to its thorns in an afternoon. We have a large population of ladybugs and I am sure they are doing their job on the aphids but we still get enough to do a bit of damage.

Paul Feely said...

Great post.

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Pest Control Toronto said...

What was the update on the EPA Bed Bug Summit 2011.

andrew fields said...

Cool! Nice activity. Best Luck! :)
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