Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Bedbug Summit

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Bedbug Summit 2010

Bedbug Summit 2010

We live-tweeted the Bedbug Summit:

  • Bedbug summit in Chicago! 10:47 AM Sep 21st via mobile web
  • todayshow Interesting fact TODAY: North America’s first ever #BedBugs Summit is being held in Chicago 8:19 AM Sep 21st via web by AMintheAM Retweeted by you and 34 others
  • Hashtag #bedbugsummit is the one to follow, folks. #bedbugs #bedbug 10:51 AM Sep 21st via mobile web

  • Pyrethroids to blame, discusses Dr Cobi Schall at #bedbugsummit 10:53 AM Sep 21st via mobile web

  • RentCompass Bedbug bill would force inspections on landlords http://bit.ly/dprFGq 10:44 AM Sep 21st via web Retweeted by you
  • MedicineJournal Video: Chicago hosts first bedbug summit http://bit.ly/cJHYL1 10:33 AM Sep 21st via twitterfeed Retweeted by you
  • retailwire Should NYC retailers be “completely open” about their bedbug situations? 68% in poll say yes. http://bit.ly/cCtpXh 10:32 AM Sep 21st via bitly Retweeted by you
  • ABC Don’t Bug Me: Scientists, Exterminators Meet at Bedbug Summit http://bit.ly/9sp7No 10:04 AM Sep 21st via twitterfeed Retweeted by you and 7 others
  • Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

  • @Michael_Gilman follow #bedbugsummit to attend the bed bug summit virtually 10:58 AM Sep 21st via mobile web in reply to Michael_Gilman

  • Early intervention CRITICAL says Dr. Cobi Schall at #bedbugsummit 11:00 AM Sep 21st via mobile web

  • Dr. Kenneth Haynes’ 1st slide feature swarming #bedbugs in a bucket #bedbugsummit 11:03 AM Sep 21st via mobile web

  • Bedbug nymphs sometimes wear yarmulkes for a while. Seriously, the hatch from the egg sticks 2 their head. #bedbugsummit 11:07 AM Sep 21st via mobile web

  • Dr. Kenneth Haynes gets laughs reversing time-lapse #bedbugs hatching video – ‘Can’t put Genie back in bottle’ #bedbugsummit 11:10 AM Sep 21st via mobile web

  • Dr. Kenneth Haynes shows ‘disappointed’ #bedbug moving toward heat source in lab environment #bedbugsummit 11:13 AM Sep 21st via mobile web

  • Michael_Gilman My day now officially shot. RT @bedbugadvice: @Michael_Gilman follow #bedbugsummit to attend the bed bug summit virtually 11:14 AM Sep 21st via HootSuite Retweeted by you
  • Video shows bedbug feeding on blue dye just because of heat, no nutrative value #bedbugsummit 11:17 AM Sep 21st via mobile web

  • Anti-mating pheremones keep male bedbugs from piercing each other like they do to females to mate -Dr. Kenneth Haynes #bedbugsummit 11:27 AM Sep 21st via mobile web

  • Dr. Joshua Benoit’s love for insects led him to study bedbugs #bedbugsummit about 24 hours ago via mobile web

  • Bedbugs have very low metabolic rate and high resistance to dehydration – Dr Joshua Benoit #bedbugsummit about 24 hours ago via mobile web

  • You can never wait out bedbugs; they’ll be there when you get back – Dr. Joshua Benoit #bedbugsummit about 24 hours ago via mobile web

  • Dr. Joshua Benoit discusses experiments with desiccants to alter dehydration tolerance – #bedbugsummit about 24 hours ago via mobile web

  • InsectInferno.com tells of fellow who plans to set up mobile unit outside airports to debug baggage. Awesome idea #bedbugsummit about 23 hours ago via mobile web

  • 113 degrees used to be temp they thought killed all bedbugs; its actually 118 for adults and 122 for eggs -Dr. Stephen Kells #bedbugsummit about 23 hours ago via mobile web

  • Bedbug eggs die immediately at 122, 49 minutes at 118 and 7 hours at 113 – Dr. Stephen Kells #bedbugsummit about 23 hours ago via mobile web

  • rwkozlowski Aha. I misunderstood. I thought the Bedbug Summit was a bunch of bedbugs all meeting together in a hotel. It’s not. about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by you and 1 other
  • Vidalia I promise not to look at any more #bedbugs hashtags today. …and I promise not to retweet them either. about 22 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by you
  • bedbugresource Live from Chicago Bed Bug Summit – Potter says recent study of 110 bed bug populations from around world 90% were resistant to pyrethroids about 22 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by you
  • BedBugSpot @crazyhtlworkers it seems there is little a hotel can do to prevent bedbugs. control is the main issue. about 23 hours ago via web in reply to crazyhtlworkers Retweeted by you
  • sobermoode Man, the bedbugs are dumb. They are holding a summit and they’re all there right now! Just send the exterminators over there and get em!!! about 23 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by you
  • Live-tweeting the #bedbugsummit in Chicago. Solutions and precaution to fight back against #bedbugs – many thanks to @bedbugcentral! about 21 hours ago via mobile web

  • @Protect_A_Bed follow live at #bedbugsummit about 21 hours ago via mobile web in reply to Protect_A_Bed

  • Todd Leyse says they were nervous investing in heat treatment equip. as magic bullet could come along – it hasn’t –#bedbugsummit #bedbugs about 21 hours ago via mobile web

  • Heat treatments to kill #bedbugs part science part art says Todd Leyse at #bedbugsummit about 21 hours ago via mobile web

  • bedbugresource Live from BB Summit – Dini Miller says unit by unit treatments of apartment buildings FAIL. The building as a whole needs to be looked at. about 20 hours ago via web Retweeted by you
  • bedbugresource Live update from Chicago BB Summit – Dr. Schal shows why New York is NOT the epicenter for bed bugs in the US about 24 hours ago via web Retweeted by you
  • Ancillary service & tools, niche products current session at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • Dr. Michael Potter, u of Kentucky prof of entomology speaking about global resurgence of bedbugs #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • Comparing bedbugs and roaches; BBs sticky! Says Dr. Michael Potter at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • Crowd votes on if vacuuming by bedbug customers waste of time: 80/20 – hazard and excessive prep says Dr. Michael Potter at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • Many companies have put steamers in storage since so tedious says Dr. Michael Potter at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • Your client’s best friend is clothes drier. They slay #bedbugs in 15 minutes says Dr. Michael Potter to attendees at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • Five minutes in clothes drier 0% eggs hatch. People throwing out too much. Says Dr. Michael Potter at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • We have to stop telling people to go to dry cleaners, they will ALL get infested says Dr. Michael Potter at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • Dry clean association says most dry clean only can do fine dry up to 160 degrees in home dryer says Dr. Michael Potter at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • 60-75% of bugs in the mattress so encasements valuable, especially for poor who will replace from curb-Dr. Michael Potter at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • Mattress encasements: all bite proof, none tear-proof. Dr. Michael Potter at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • Mattress companies terrified of bedbugs since perception is that infestation originates at bed says Dr. Michael Potter at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • Bags for luggage, even @Hefty getting in on it with bedbug bags says Dr. Michael Potter at #bedbugsummit about 19 hours ago via mobile web

  • For perspective, Dr. Michael Potter at #bedbugsummit tells of human debuggers paid 2 rupees a day to keep BBs sated #bedbugsummit #bedbugs about 18 hours ago via mobile web

  • Michael_Gilman “We want you for a statistic.” Sunday’s must-read: wrenching @nytimes story on the ethics of clinical trials >> http://j.mp/dbW1nQ 12:21 PM Sep 19th via bitly Retweeted by you
  • ColonelTribune A bedbug summit in Rosemont. [peers at group] Exterminators, mostly: http://trib.in/a20jMh about 18 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by you and 3 others
  • @JohnLendman #wearecoveringit about 18 hours ago via mobile web in reply to JohnLendman

  • Adam Greenberg talking about BugZip luggage case he invented #bedbugsummit about 18 hours ago via mobile web

  • U R telling me the bedbugs will keep living in my encased mattress? Yes, that’s what I’m telling u, no good answer-Danny White #bedbugsummit about 17 hours ago via mobile web

  • Going to be very interesting when first effective EPA-exempt enzyme hits the market; big Q is will they have residual effect #bedbugsummit about 17 hours ago via mobile web

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    1. […] You can throw the bag into the PackTite and just let is do its thing for four hours OR, you can put the thermometer cord that comes with it in the center of the luggage and wait until it hits the bug-killing temperature. Then they advise waiting an hour (but just between you and me, 20 minutes should be fine according to what was reported the Bedbug Summit). […]

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