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New white paper answers questions about bed bugs

September 11, 2009
ATLANTA — With increasing national coverage of beg bug infestations, Orkin Inc. and the American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) have released a new white paper to answer questions about bed bugs and their implications for health care and long-term care providers, according to a press release.
In "Pulling Back the Sheets on the Bed Bug Controversy: Research, Prevention and Management in Hospital & Long-Term Care Facilities,” Orkin entomologists Ron Harrison, Ph.D. and Bill Lawrence, Ph.D. examine the current position of the medical and pest management communities on the bed bug issue, share Orkin technical and field research and offer tips on prevention, early detection and remediation, the release stated.
According to the release, the white paper will be distributed at the ASHES Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition in Reno, Nevada, September 21-22, after which it will be available for download at www.ashes.org.
ASHES and Orkin have partnered on educational materials in the past, including the ASHES Recommended Practice on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the health care industry, the release noted.
ASHES Executive Director Patti Costello said: "Concern about bed bugs has grown steadily over the past decade alongside the bed bugs resurgence. We asked Orkin to provide some insight to help our members better understand the practical issues and solutions surrounding these pests."
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