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Bed Bugs 
Good night. Sleep tight. And don't let the bed bugs bite. Once a harmless nursery rhyme, now it's anything but a laughing matter. Like much of the US, Tennessee has bed bugs.


 

Recent Publications

Traveling this Winter Break? Here’s Some Suggestions to Help Prevent Bringing Bed Bugs Home Vail, K. M.  2016.  Pests and Pesticides in Child-serving Facilities: An IPM Newsletter, 10(3):1-3.

PB 1763 Bed Bugs: Management and Prevention Vail, K. M., and P. Barnwell.  2016.  UT Extension.

Vacuuming Bed Bugs from Naturally and Artificially Infested Furniture.  Vail, K. M., J. Chandler, J. Glafenhein, and R. Harmon.  2016.  Proceedings of the International Conference of Entomology, Orlando, FL September 25 - 30, 2016.

SP 788 Detecting Low-level Bed Bug Infestations in Multifamily Housing: Bed Bugs Sucking the Budget Out of Your Buildings? Vail, K. M., P. Barnwell, and J. Chandler.  2016.  UT Extension.

Can we detect bed bugs in occupied multifamily housing apartments using four or fewer monitors?.  Chandler, J., and K. M. Vail.  2014.  Proceedings of the 2014 National Conference on Urban Entomology, San Antonio, TX.

Bed Bugs Found in Your School? Here’s What You Should Do! Vail, K. M.  2014.  Pests and Pesticides in Child-serving Facilities: An IPM Newsletter, 8(2):3.

Bed Bugs: What Schools Need to Know Vail, K. M.  2012.  Pests and Pesticides in Child-serving Facilities: An IPM Newsletter E & PP Info #778, August, Volume 6, issue 1.

Draft Protocol for Limiting the Spread of Bed Bugs in Tennessee’s Schools Discussed at School IPM Advisory Board Meeting Vail, K. M.  2012.  Pests and Pesticides in Child-serving Facilities: An IPM Newsletter. E&PP Info #778, February, Volume 5, issue 3.

PB 1807 Bed Bugs: What Schools Need to Know Vail, K. M., and P. Barnwell.  2012.  UT Extension.

Helpful hints to avoid bringing bed bugs home.  Vail, K. M.  2011.  TAPA Newsletter.

Data Lacking to Draw Conclusion that MRSA is Spread by Bed Bugs Vail, K. M.  2011.  UT Entomology and Plant Pathology Info # 60, What's Happening, Volume 27, Issue 7 May 13, 2011.

How to Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Home Vail, K. M.  2011.  UT Entomology and Plant Pathology Info # 60, What's Happening, Volume 27, Issue 7 May 13, 2011.