Researchers combat resurgence of bed bug in behavioral studies and monitor trials
Vernard R. Lewis, UCCE, UC Berkeley
Sara Moore, UC Richmond Field Station
Robin L. Tabuchi, UC Richmond Field Station
Andrew M. Sutherland, UCCE and UC IPM, Alameda County
Dong-Hwan Choe, UCCE, UC Riverside
Neil D. Tsutsui, UC Berkeley
California Agriculture 67(3):172-178. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v067n03p172.
V.R. Lewis is UC Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley; S.E. Moore is Lab Technician for V.R. Lewis at UC Richmond Field Station; R.L. Tabuchi is Lab Manager for V.R. Lewis at UC Richmond Field Station; A.M. Sutherland is San Francisco Bay Area IPM Advisor with UCCE and UC IPM, Alameda County; D.-H. Choe is Assistant Professor and Assistant UCCE Specialist, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside; N.D. Tsutsui is Professor and Agricultural Experiment Station Scientist, Department of Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management, and Faculty Curator, Essig Museum of Entomology, UC Berkeley.
The authors acknowledge Susan McKnight (ClimbUp Insect Interceptor), Robert Stockards (Atlantic Paste and Glue Co.), Ed Seitz (American Exterminators), Stephen Racioppe (MidMos Solutions Ltd.), Aaron J. Sundholm (BioTrap Science) and David James (Packtite) for providing monitors used for testing. We also thank Gail Getty (Domus Institute) and Sylvia Kenmuir (Target Specialty Products) for technical assistance provided for our monitor research. We are also very appreciative of the contributions of Dr. James Baldwin (USDA Forest Service, Albany, California) for statistical consulting, Dr. Michael Haverty for editorial assistance with earlier manuscript drafts, and David Huynh for laboratory assistance. Two UC bed bug studies mentioned in this article were funded by the California Structural Pest Control Board and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (www.pestboard.ca.gov).