Whether you live in Michigan or not, The Michigan Department of Community Health publishes www.michigan.gov/bedbugs, an outstanding resource on bed bugs. If you are not a pest control professional, have a look at the flow chart which is especially is very well done. It is a nice way of presenting how you should handle a bed bug problem.
FAQs July 6th, 2010
Yes, in fact bed bugs have very hard shells. This is part of what makes them hard to kill. They don’t absorb chemicals such as insecticides as easily as other insects. Their hard shell makes them more rugged. However, they must shed their exoskeleton (known as molting) as they grow through the different stages of the bed bug life cycle. After they have shed their exoskeleton, it takes a little time for their newly developing exoskeleton to harden.
Announcements May 17th, 2010
Bed bug dogs have been popping up in the news a lot lately. Most of us know that dogs are used to detect things like bombs, drugs and firearms. But did you also know that dogs are used to find lost bodies, detect mold and even detect certain diseases? Read the rest of this entry »
Announcements May 17th, 2010
One of the harder parts of dealing with bed bugs can be reliable bed bug detection. You need to be able to find a live bug to prove an infestation. There are a few different devices on the market that trap bed bugs. There are also some more do-it-yourself approaches. What is the right choice for your situation?
The answer, as usual: it depends. Bed Bug Traps Compared shows you the various methods and compares compares pricing and features to help you decide.
Announcements May 11th, 2010
I spent the last week pulling together all the research I could find on the topic of bed bug repellants and documenting my findings for you. (Yes I know “repellant” should be “repellent” but most people search for “bed bug repellant” and I want to make sure they find the article.) Read the rest of this entry »
Miscellaneous May 6th, 2010
BedBug.com has generously offered BedBugInfo.com readers 20% off products purchased between now and June 30th. Just use the bedbug.com coupon code dhang112 for your discount. Also be sure to check out the BedBug.com blog — a great source of bed bug information.
FAQs April 28th, 2010
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FAQs April 24th, 2010
Bed bug feces are not big. They are pretty much just bits of dried blood that are extruded from a bed bug’s anus. Keep in mind that bed bugs are small. Their feces are likewise very small droplets that dry a darkish red or brown. You can see what they look like on 5 Signs of Bed Bugs.
FAQs April 22nd, 2010
FAQs April 20th, 2010
Yes, bed bug dogs can give false positives. Dogs used for bed bug detection are accurate about 90% of the time. The dog’s accuracy depends on the skill and experience of the handler and how well trained the dog is.
The way detection dogs are ideally used is to point out places that should be more thoroughly inspected. When a dog comes across an area and has a hit, that area should be further examined for bed bugs.