UPDATE! Lou Sorkin, one of the world’s most popular bed bug experts reports that subdued lighting DOES NOT work!
A visitor, Charles Fowler, claimed that subdued lighting should be used as part of the treatment program for eliminating bed bugs. He offered no credentials or evidence to back his claims.
Bed bugs are attracted to carbon dioxide which we exhale and are not known to find subdued lighting, or any lighting for that matter, appealing.
Lou Sorkin reported that:
Charles Fowler’s system doesn’t work at all but he’s very good at posting the exact same information on many sites. He doesn’t understand bed bug behavior and doesn’t want to understand anything that anyone explains to him about bed bugs.
He posts his information (i.e., cuts and pastes) on this subject on many sites and from what I’ve heard charges people via Craig’s List if people want to talk to him about his system. He should reimburse all who have paid him any monies. I have worked on bed bugs for over 15 years.
BTW, Bed bugs are attracted to carbon monoxide is incorrect; it is carbon dioxide.
We confirmed that Charles’ idea has been posted all over the internet. We have removed Mr. Fowler’s very long subdued lighting message previously posted here. If you are being asked to pay for information on bed bug treatment such as subdued lighting, then think twice!
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