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Master of Science Degree Project, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2023


Copyright 2023, Elizabeth Bedford


Bedbugs, Cimex lectularius, have become a severe issue in recent years due to human travel, immigration, and importation of products. Unfortunately, most people do not know bedbug biology and therefore do not manage these arthropods correctly. The information available to people online and from pest control professionals must be corrected. Education and proper treatment are necessary to eradicate pests and bedbugs in homes, commercial buildings, and other places. A1 Home Pest Control conducted a study to understand better bedbugs and how to help their clients with eradication and education in the safest manner possible. The study also aimed to see which approach gave the best and safest results with a post-IPM plan for the resident to follow.

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