Another day, another PR piece that is actually worth reading. Yahoo posted a pretty good PR article recently by Bell Environmental Services about how to protect your home from bed bugs your kids might pick up at school. In New York City, bed bug incidents in public schools rose to 3,590 last year, more than […]
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Although just a PR piece from The Healthy Back Store, this article on SFGate.com has some solid information on protecting yourself against bed bugs before, during and after you travel. Since hotels are the number one source of bed bug infestation, research before choosing where to stay on your next vacation or business trip. Specifically, […]
British sisters awarded more than $2,500 for hotel bedbug bites — Two sisters staying at a 2 star hotel in London recently won $2500 in an out of court settlement after suffering from bed bug bites. How bad was it? One sister was bitten 86 times. The other, 52 times. It took them about four […]
Okay, so I wouldn’t say this is exactly a new threat but there are a few ways you can get bed bugs and this article covers something in particular that people don’t often think about it: How Do You Get Bed Bugs? A New Threat.
Ever wondered how big an impact bed bugs could have on your love life? 45 percent of singles polled said they would cancel a date if someone admitted to a bedbug infestation. Also: I consider bedbugs to be in the same category as murderers or drug addicts Wow. Guess you really, really want to make […]
I posted a new article on the products page today: PackTite: The Ruthlessly Efficient Bed Bug Killing Machine. The headline might seem a bit strong but the product really is a devastating tool to have in the fight against bed bugs. Why? Because heat is a very effective bed bug killer — it can kill […]
I travel every couple of months for business. Although I take precautions to avoid bed bugs, you just never know when a few might manage to sneak a ride into your home on your luggage or belongings. I bought the Bedbug Beacon Bed Bug Monitor to use as an early detection system. I just got […]
It’s possible to use double-sided tape to trap bed bugs. Essentially, you find a way to cover the bed legs in double-sided tape (you can also use vaseline). When bed bugs try to enter the bed by climbing up the bed legs, they likely will get stuck. It’s not foolproof but it’s a start. To […]
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 […]
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? Dogs’ ability to recognize scents is […]