Latest Research and Regulations Unveiled at National Bed Bug Summit – Sept. 6-7

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BedBug Central’s 3rd Annual Summit Addresses New Research Findings & Bed Bug Consumer Product Guidelines.

Bed Bug University: North American Summit 2012

Creating forums such as the BedBug University: North American Summit enables industries struggling with bed bugs to gain knowledge and share information critical for the effective management of this pest in the future.

Convening at the third-annual North American Bed Bug Summit, representatives from government agencies, the housing sector, consumer industries, academia and more will hear new research findings and consumer protection regulations related to controlling the spread of bed bugs. The event will be hosted by BedBug Central, a leading resource for bed bug information.

This two-day Summit titled, “BedBug University: North American Summit 2012” will be held Sept. 6 -7 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV. The Summit will provide an educational blue-print for all affected industries in the battle against bed bugs.

According to Jeffrey White, Technical Director for BedBug Central, assembling a variety of affected industries under one roof is important to long-term bed bug control nation-wide.

“Reports of bed bug infestations increase even though it’s been several years after this insect began its resurgence,” said White. “Creating forums such as the BedBug University: North American Summit enables industries struggling with bed bugs to gain knowledge and share information critical for the effective management of this pest in the future.”    

Joining the regular line up of speakers this year are representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who will discuss the development of a standardized process for testing insecticide efficacy will also provide progress updates on regulating EPA exempt bed bug products.

Spokespeople from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will also be present to discuss truth-in-advertising laws and how this might affect the claims bed bug product manufactures assert about their products.

In addition the Summit is an unparalleled opportunity to learn from leading entomologists and bed bug experts from around the world. The most pressing and recent research topics this year include: the health risks associated with bed bugs, better treatments methods in low-income housing, genetics, population movements, new detection methods and much more.

The educational content of the Summit will be supplemented by, EXPOcentral, an exhibition hall of more than 50 of the latest bed bug related product vendors, services, control technologies and detection devices.

Limited registration is still available at 595.00 per person. More information about the BedBug University North American Summit 2012 and registration instructions can be found here: http://www.bedbugcentral.com/summit/.

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AboutBed Bug Central
BedBug Central serves as the nation’s most authoritative information resource and website available to the public for information concerning bed bugs and bed bug related issues concerning health, prevention, and treatment methods. More information can be obtained at http://www.bedbugcentral.com.

About BedBug University
BedBug University is an intensive four day course that covers bed bug biology and behavior, treatment protocols and explores the unique legal challenges and business opportunities of bed bugs. BedBug University is now being expanded to include other learning opportunities such as the annual North Ameican Summit and serves as the educational arm of BedBug Central. The program was developed by BedBug Central entomologists Jeff White and Richard Cooper. More information on BedBug University can be found at http://www.bedbugcentral.com

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