Integrated Bed Bug Management Strategies and Tactics for Hoteliers

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Integrated bed bug management strategies and tactics for hoteliers

This presentation will focus on the central tenets of integrated pest management (IPM) as applied to management of bed bug infestations in lodging units characterized by a high turnover rate. Each of these seven central tenets of IPM (education, prevention, monitoring, thresholds, multiple tactics, integration, and evaluation) will be explained and discussed as they apply to bed bug management. 

Emphasis will be placed on monitoring techniques, with an in-depth discussion of canine detection and with new data presented regarding bed bug monitor efficacy. Presentation will cover: 

• bed bug biology and ecology 
• bed bug myths and misconceptions 
• monitoring strategies and techniques 
• insecticides used for bed bug management 
• alternative control tactics 
• the future of bed bugs as nuisance pests in the United States

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Speaker Bio:

Andrew Sutherland is the Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor for the San Francisco Bay Area, serving Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. As a member of the University of California’s Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM), he serves as a conduit for IPM-related information and resources. Mr. Sutherland holds a B.S. in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida, and an M.S. in Horticulture and Agronomy, and a Ph.D in Entomology from University of California, Davis.