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The Resource Infested : how the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world, Brooke Borel

Infested : how the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world, Brooke Borel

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Infested : how the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world
Title
Infested
Title remainder
how the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world
Statement of responsibility
Brooke Borel
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bed bugs. Few words strike such fear in the minds of travelers. In cities around the world, lurking beneath the plush blankets of otherwise pristine-looking hotel beds are tiny bloodthirsty beasts just waiting for weary wanderers to surrender to a vulnerable slumber. Though bed bugs today have infested the globe, the common bed bug is not a new pest at all. Indeed, as Brooke Borel reveals in this unusual history, this most-reviled species may date back over 250,000 years, wreaking havoc on our collective psyche while even inspiring art, literature, and music - in addition to vexatious red welts. In Infested, Borel introduces readers to the biological and cultural histories of these amazingly adaptive insects, and the myriad ways in which humans have responded to them. She travels to meet with scientists who are rearing bed bug colonies - even by feeding them with their own blood (ouch!) - and to the stages of musicals performed in honor of the pests. She explores the history of bed bugs and their apparent disappearance in the 1950s after the introduction of DDT, charting how current infestations have flourished in direct response to human chemical use as well as the ease of global travel. She also introduces us to the economics of bed bug infestations, from hotels to homes to office buildings, and the expansive industry that has arisen to combat them. Hiding during the day in the nooks and seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, dresser tables, wallpaper, or any clutter around a bed, bed bugs are thriving and eager for their next victim. By providing fascinating details on bed bug science and behavior as well as a captivating look into the lives of those devoted to researching or eradicating them, Infested is sure to inspire at least a nibble of respect for these tenacious creatures - while also ensuring that you will peek beneath the sheets with prickly apprehension
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Borel, Brooke
Dewey number
595.7/54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL523.C6
LC item number
B67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bedbugs
  • Bedbugs
  • Bedbugs
Label
Infested : how the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world, Brooke Borel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mysterious rash: the psychological toll of travel
  • The origin of a species: the bed bug's beginning
  • Epilogue:
  • Horror, curiosity, and joy
  • Appendix 1.
  • Brooke's bed bug guide
  • Appendix 2.
  • Bed bug songs
  • Appendix 3.
  • Bed bug limericks
  • Prologue: Mysterious bites
  • Cryptic insect: meet the bed bug
  • The fall: DDT and the slaying of the beast
  • The forgotten era: out of sight, out of mind
  • The return: a pyrethroid paradox
  • Annihilation: by any means necessary
  • Fear: when things go bite in the night
  • Money: the Wild West of the bed bug economy
Control code
ocn887849406
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780226041933
Lccn
2014035967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024749715
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226041933
  • (OCoLC)887849406
Label
Infested : how the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world, Brooke Borel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mysterious rash: the psychological toll of travel
  • The origin of a species: the bed bug's beginning
  • Epilogue:
  • Horror, curiosity, and joy
  • Appendix 1.
  • Brooke's bed bug guide
  • Appendix 2.
  • Bed bug songs
  • Appendix 3.
  • Bed bug limericks
  • Prologue: Mysterious bites
  • Cryptic insect: meet the bed bug
  • The fall: DDT and the slaying of the beast
  • The forgotten era: out of sight, out of mind
  • The return: a pyrethroid paradox
  • Annihilation: by any means necessary
  • Fear: when things go bite in the night
  • Money: the Wild West of the bed bug economy
Control code
ocn887849406
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780226041933
Lccn
2014035967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024749715
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226041933
  • (OCoLC)887849406

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