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Cornell University entomologist Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, an internationally known bed bug expert, has spent the past decade helping families and municipalities combat the rise of this suddenly resurgent parasite. As a member of New York City's specially created Bed Bug Advisory Board, she helped craft the Spring 2010 report that calls for a coordinated education and control campaign, and urges the creation of a "Bed Bug Task Force" to oversee the effort.

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Cornell's ILR Conference Center on East 34th Street, Gangloff-Kaufmann met with members of the media at this month's Inside Cornell session for an on-the-record conversation about bed bugs, government battle plans, and what we can all do to keep the once merely mythical parasites from biting.