Below are all the academic, pest control professional, governmental, and otherwise fantastic resources consulted in the writing of this website’s content.
They’re great resources on their own; my goal with Debedbug was to compile the most useful and actionable information from all of these sources in one place to provide a clearly structured, functional, and research-based resource for you.
Feel free to peruse and thanks for visiting. Hope the site has been helpful!
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