Posts Tagged ‘hotel industry’

Exterminators, scientists see strides in finding, killing bed bugs

As bed bugs increase their presence, exterminators and pesticide researchers are escalating efforts to hunt down and kill the wingless red insect. State entomologist Dr. Jeffrey Brown says although the bugs are hitting Mississippi hard, especially its lodging sector, he sees the nation as a whole making strides in search-and-destroy efforts. His assessment is joined […] [...]

New research shows bed bugs are not disease spreaders

The research of two Mississippi medical professionals — Dr. Richard deShazo and Dr. Jerome Goddard — brought the nation some welcome news in 2009: Bed bugs leave nasty bites that are hard to treat but no evidence exists to indicate they spread disease. Their article appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association and […] [...]

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