Pinto & Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of pest control information. They publish the TechLetter.com website and TechLetter, a biweekly training publication for pest control professionals.
They also publish the Bed Bug Handbook, which many consider the most comprehensive resource on the topic of bed bugs. It is probably the most important source of information I draw on for this website alongside government and university publications.
— Wayne Walker, Talking Stick, Association of College and University Housing Officers International. July/August 2008
The Bed Bug Handbook is aimed at pest control professionals and covers every aspect of bed bugs. Where the Dead Bed Bug Survival Guide is the stripped down field manual for getting rid of bed bugs, the Bed Bug Handbook is the full blown study of bed bugs. It dives into all the gory details.
Despite the topic and the deep level of detail, the book is well-written and doesn’t come across as dry or boring. And it doesn’t get bogged down or disorganized. The attention to careful organization is certainly a great strength, providing the proper skeleton on which to hang all the details.
While the book is aimed at professionals, it could be a great resource for somebody that wants to know more about bed bugs. It would also be a good supplement for somebody that bought the Dead Bed Bug Survival Guide but wants to understand more details before they start their extermination effort.