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Bed Bugs

Bed bug research publications by Rutgers University scientists.


  1. Wang, C., N. Singh, R. Cooper. 2014. What causes bed bug control failure - the resident factor. Pest Control Technology 42(8): 86-95.
  2. Phillips, T. W., M. J. Aikins, E. Thomas, J. Demark, and C. Wang. 2014. Fumigation of bed bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae): effective application rates for sulfuryl fluoride. Journal of Economic Entomology 107(4): 1582-1589. 
  3. Wang, C., K. Saltzman, A. Gondhalekar, T. Gibb, G. Bennett. 2014. Building-wide bed bug management. Pest Control Technology 42(3): 70-74.


  1. Wang, C., L. Lü, and A. Zhang. 2013. Efficacy of selected repellents against bed bugs. Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 2522-2529.
  2. Olson, J., M. Eaton, S. A. Kells, V. Morin, C. Wang. 2013. Cold tolerance of bed bugs and practical recommendations for control. Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 2433-2441.
  3. Singh, N., C. Wang, and R. Cooper. 2013. Effectiveness of a reduced-risk insecticide based bed bug management program in low-income housing. Insects 4: 731-742.
  4. Singh, N., C. Wang, and R. Cooper. 2013. Effect of trap design, chemical lure, carbon dioxide release rate, and source of carbon dioxide on efficacy of bed bug monitors. Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 1802-1811.
  5. Singh, N., C. Wang, R. Cooper. 2013. Natural pesticides for bed bug control: Do they work? Pest Control Technology 41(3): 28, 30, 32.
  6. Wang, C., N. Singh, R. Cooper, C. Liu, and G. Buckowski. 2013. Evaluation of an insecticide dust band treatment method for controlling bed bugs. Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 347-352.


  1. Wang, C., L. Lu, and M. Xu. 2012. Carbon dioxide fumigation for control of bed bugs. Journal of Medical Entomology 49: 1076-1083.
  2. Booth, W., V. Saenz, R. G. Santangelo, C. Wang, C. Schal, and E. L. Vargo. 2012. Molecular markers reveal infestation dynamics of the bed bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) within apartment buildings. Journal of Medical Entomology 49: 535-546.
  3. Wang, C., R. Cooper. 2012. The future of bed bug monitoring (PDF). Pestworld 2012 (Janurary/February): 1-6.
  4. Singh, N., C. Wang, R. Cooper, and C. Liu. 2012. Interactions among carbon dioxide, heat and chemical lures in attracting the bed bug, Cimex lectularis L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Psyche. doi:10.1155/2012/273613.
  5. Wang, C., K. Saltzmann, T. Gibb, G. Bennett. 2012. Comparison of three bed bug management strategies in a low-income apartment building. Insects. 2012 (3): 402-409.


  1. Wang, C., R. Cooper. 2011. Detection tools and technologies. Pest Control Technology 39(8): 72, 74, 76, 78-79, 112.
  2. Wang, C., and R. Cooper. 2011. Environmentally sound bed bug management solutions. In P. Dhang (ed.), Urban Pest Management: An Environmental Perspective. CABI International.  pp. 44-63.
  3. Wang, C., Wen X. 2011. Bed bug infestations and control practices in China: implications for fighting the global bed bug resurgence.(PDF) Insects. 2: 83-95.
  4. Wang, C., W. Tsai, R. Cooper, and J. White. 2011. Effectiveness of bed bug monitors for detecting and trapping bed bugs in apartments. (PDF) Journal of Economic Entomology 104: 274-278.


  1. Wang, C., K. Saltzmann, E. Chin, G. W. Bennett, T. Gibb. 2010. Characteristics of Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) infestation and dispersal in a high-rise apartment building (PDF). Journal of Economic Entomology 103: 172-177.
  2. Wang, C., K. Saltzmann, E. Chin, G. W. Bennett, and T. Gibb. 2010. Understanding bed bug infestations and dispersal patterns. Pest Control Technology, 38(3): 94-96.


  1. Wang, C., T. Gibb, G. W. Bennett, and S. McKnight. 2009. Bed bug attraction to pitfall traps baited with carbon dioxide, heat, and chemical lure (PDF). Journal of Economic Entomology 102: 1580-1585.
  2. Wang, C., T. Gibb, and G. W. Bennett. 2009. Evaluation of two least toxic integrated pest management programs for managing bed bugs (Heteroptera: Cimicidae) with discussion of a bed bug intercepting device (PDF). Journal of Medical Entomology. 46: 566-571.
  3. Wang, C., T. J. Gibb., and G. W. Bennett. 2009. Interceptors assist in bed bug monitoring. Pest Control Technology 37(4): 112, 114.


  1. Wang, C., M.  M. Abou El-Nour, G. W. Bennett. 2007. Controlling bed bugs in apartments – A case study. Pest Control Technology 35(11): 64, 66, 68, 70.

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