A critical component of effective bed bug control is understanding how these ubiquitous pests move through structures, particularly in multi-family housing. In this enlightening educational session, Dr. Richard Cooper, Senior Director of Service at Terminix, will share his insights about bed bug movement in structures, information he has acquired following years of painstaking research at Rutgers University, where he earned a Ph.D. in Entomology. Cooper, a frequent speaker at industry trade shows and scientific meetings, says nobody knows why bed bugs are so mobile, but it is likely an evolutionary phenomenon that has contributed to their survival. “It’s possible that they developed a strategy over time that by moving throughout an apartment they can find other areas where hosts sleep or rest,” he observes. “That way they can establish aggregations within multiple locations in an apartment or building where they can get food.” You won’t want to miss this eye-opening session presented by one of the country’s leading bed bug experts.