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Bed Bugs: Getting Reacquainted with an Old Antagonist

Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Featured Speaker: Richard Houseman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Entomology, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri – Columbia

Bed bugs have been associated with humans since the beginning of civilization but many people born in the U.S. after 1960 had never seen a living bed bug until recently. There is a new resurgence of bed bug activity in the U.S. due to recent shifts in pesticide use, widespread travel, and urbanization. Urban entomologist, Dr. Richard M. Houseman, discusses the historical interactions and current challenges associated with this pesky, blood-sucking insect; examines issues surrounding the new epidemic; and covers the fascinating details of bed bug biology, feeding, and reproduction. You’ll learn how to prevent bringing bed bugs home and what to do if you find this unwanted guest living in your bed.

To be held at:
OASIS at the Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105

FREE to the first 10 registrants, $9 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited.

To register call 314-533-8586 or e-mail rsvp@academyofsciencestl.org

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Date:
Friday, March 11, 2011
Time:
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
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