You may think the best solution for bed bugs is insecticides. People, however, often overlook nonchemical methods of pest management, such as decluttering and bug traps. Prevention is critical in multi-unit housing where bed bugs are very difficult to eliminate.
With NIFA funding, Alvaro Romero, a scientist from the New Mexico State University is working with other researchers to educate the public about using an integrated pest management approach to detect and prevent bed bugs.
Read the Las Cruces Sun News story.
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