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Professor-Student Duo Plots New Methods of Exterminating the Bed Bug

Rutgers University Professor Changlu Wang and student research Vincenzo Averello were profiled on the university’s Web site recently.

| November 6, 2009

Rutgers University Professor Changlu Wang and student research Vincenzo Averello were profiled on the university’s Web site recently. The story titled “Professor-Student Duo Plots New Methods of Exterminating the Bed Bug” details some of the work being done at Rutgers at the urban entomology lab on the Cook Campus.
A sophomore double majoring in genetics and ecology and natural resources, Averello is working with some of the bug world’s most vexing members. He spent this past summer ensconced with Oriental cockroaches. He is back in the lab this fall assisting entomology researcher Changlu Wang in experiments on another urban scourge: the blood-sucking bedbug.

Those tiny predators that feed at night on their slumbering human hosts and then scurry to safety in mattress seams, wall cracks and baseboards, bed bugs have proved both difficult to find and exterminate.
Wang, an assistant extension specialist at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is studying their feeding habits and dispersing patterns, while he also devises new ways to capture and kill them.
 

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