Infested Author Brooke Borel
ISBN-10 9780226042091
Year 2015-04-08
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press

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.

Immigration and the Constitution Shark infested waters procedural due process in constitutional immigration law

Immigration and the Constitution  Shark infested waters   procedural due process in constitutional immigration law Author Gabriel Jackson Chin
ISBN-10 0815340613
Year 2001-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

The Infested Mind

The Infested Mind Author Jeffrey Lockwood
ISBN-10 9780199930197
Year 2013-12
Pages 203
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

Explores the history and psychology of the fear of insects.

Post harvest Tobacco Infestation Control

Post harvest Tobacco Infestation Control Author L. Ryan
ISBN-10 041263130X
Year 1995-02-28
Pages 155
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

This book reviews all aspects of insect pests of tobacco and the subsequent control methods from the harvesting through to the production and storage of finished tobacco products. Control procedures to eliminate outbreaks of infestation are reviewed and a number of case histories are described to demonstrate integration of the methodologies.

Remedial Treatment of Lodgepole Pine Infested with Mountain Pine Beetle

Remedial Treatment of Lodgepole Pine Infested with Mountain Pine Beetle Author Paul E. Tilden
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D02964670J
Year 1985
Pages 3
Language en

Lindane is registered for remedial control of bark beetles; however, forestry uses are controversial and alternative chemicals are needed. Chlorpyrifos (Dursban 4E), carbaryl (Sevimol 4), and fenitrothion (Sumithion 8E) at 1, 2, and 4 pct active ingredient, and lindane at the registered dosage of 0.6 pct were sprayed on lodgepole pine (Pinus contorts Dougl. var. latvolia Engelm.) bolts infested with mountain pine beetles (Dendroclonus ponderosae Hopkins) in Colorado. Mean survival ratios (n=10) of the proportions of beetles emerging from treated bolts to the proportion emerging from control bolts indicated that chlorpyrifos and fenitrotkion at 2 and 4 pct were about as effective as lindane in reducing emergence.


Infestation Author Timothy J. Bradley
ISBN-10 9780545520768
Year 2013-04-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.

A contemporary take on the classic creature-feature genre. INFESTATION is a thrilling, fast-paced story that will leave your skin crawling. When Andy Greenwood is sent to the Reclamation School for Boys he expects the lousy food, mean drill sergeant instructors, and brutal bullies. What he doesn't expect is an infestation of weirdly large and aggressive ants, or the itching welts all over the staff and students. Even odder, Andy learns that kids never leave the school when they're supposed to. They just seem to get stuck there indefinitely. Following a ground-splitting earthquake, however, things quickly go from bad to horrifying. The school is overrun by monstrous bugs, and Andy himself comes face to face with mutant ants the size of humans, equipped with pinchers that can cut steel. Trapped in a cinderblock institutional building in the New Mexico desert, miles from civilization, Andy must figure out a way to save himself and the surviving boys from this nightmare.