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How to Avoid Bringing Infestations to Your Car, Home and Office

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South College Parkside Campus - Auditorium

400 Goody's Lane

Knoxville, TN 37922

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About the Workshop:

Are you concerned about bringing bed bugs from your clients' infested homes to your car, office and home? In this session, attendees will learn to recognize all the stages of the bed bug, their shed skins and fecal specking. Bed bug biology, bite response and inability to transmit human pathogens will be discussed. Bed bugs are managed through proper identification, education, inspections and monitoring, nonchemical (heat, cold, vacuuming and other mechanical removal such as lint rolling, and encasing mattresses and box springs) and chemical control and follow up evaluations. Attendees will understand how to implement these strategies to prevent bringing bed bugs home.


About the Speaker:

Karen Vail has been diagnosing and working with bed bugs for a decade and a half. She has conducted research on early detection of bed bugs in low-income high rises for the elderly and disabled since 2013. In 2018, she gave 23 bed bug face-to-face or webinar presentations to more than 1524 housing managers, service providers, residents, public health professionals, entomologists, graduate students, camp personnel and pest management professionals to share their research results, to help assuage concerns about bed bugs and to inform them of their pest management role.


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From I-40, take Exit (374) the Interstate at Lovell Rd. Head west on Lovell Rd toward Parkside Dr. (From I-40 W this will be a left hand turn; from I-40 E this will be a right hand turn). Turn left onto Parkside Dr. Turn left onto Goody’s Lane (See the large sign at the entrance which lists South College). Proceed up the long, magnolia lined driveway to the circle in front of the building. For the Auditorium, enter the building at the top of the circle and take an immediate left and go through doors at the bottom of stairwell. Parking is available either in the circle on in a designated parking lot. Parking is free and you do not need a parking pass. You may park starting in row 3 except rows 1 and 2 or in labeled spots.

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