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Friday, October 29, 2010

Its official, bed bugs are now one of the tourist industry’s biggest pests.


Almost every day, there’s another headline in the news such as “Bedbugs scaring off NYC tourists,” “UN not letting the bed bugs bite,” and reports of the pest in cinemas, stores, luxury apartment buildings and ‘even the office of U.S. radio show host Howard Stern of Sirius XM Radio.’*

Beg bugs have became an increasing public health concern in the United States and around the world. In order to assist formulators and registrants to develop new and emerging products and techniques, Eurofins Agroscience Services offers product testing and screening on both susceptible and resistant bed bugs.  We maintain a large colony of insecticide-susceptible Harlan-strain bed bugs and have access to field strains with multi-levels of pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs.

Our bed bug research services include:

• New A.I. screening
• Product testing in the lab and semi-field
• Bed bug sales

Testing includes GLP or GEP studies on monitoring devices, insecticide knockdown, residual or repellent efficacy and topical applications to determine the relative potency of active ingredients.

For more information, please contact Jing Zhai - our expert in Specialty Products.