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  • Prevention Tips

    Prevention Tips

    Bed Bugs – Reduce Clutter, Vacuum and Use Mattress Covers There are a number of things you can do to make it more difficult for bed bugs to infest your bed. Vacuum your bedroom often, particularly the area around the bed and the bed itself. Reduce clutter. Don’t keep piles of clothes, boxes, toys, shoes, ... Read more
  • “How Did These Bed Bugs Get Into My Home?”

    “How Did These Bed Bugs Get Into My Home?”

    Bed bugs are mysterious insects. They live in the dark in tight cracks, crevices, and holes near sleeping areas. New bed bug infestations are usually centered on the mattress and bed frame. In severe infestations, bugs move out to occupy hiding places further from the bed as well. Bed bugs can hide in beds, furniture, ... Read more
  • Why Are Bed Bugs So Difficult to Control?

    Why Are Bed Bugs So Difficult to Control?

    Bed bugs are becoming a challenge to maintain, and that’s putting it leniently. The reasons are numerous: Bed Bugs – Unusual biology and habits Bed bugs feed for the most part during the night, and hide during the day. They are not only existent in beds, but also in furniture, cracks and crevices, wall voids, ... Read more
  • Bed Bug Solutions

    Bed Bug Solutions

    Bed Bugs – Insecticides are the Primary Control Tool against Bed Bugs Years ago bed bugs were effectively contained and eradicated by the use of wholesale insecticide spraying of beds, floors, wall, and furniture by DDT.  Because of resistance to DDT and other insecticides, and possible health risks in using them as well, much has ... Read more
  • Early History of Bed Bugs in America

    Early History of Bed Bugs in America

    Early American colonists in their writings told how they first encountered bed bug problems.  Eighteenth century documents explained their terrible bed bug problems in the English colonies and in Canada.  At the time they had no insecticides to use and so infestations were usually ongoing. Sailing ships of the time were especially infested with bed ... Read more
  • Why Have Bed Bugs Made a Comeback?

    Why Have Bed Bugs Made a Comeback?

    Entomologists and pest control professionals have some reasonable theories on why bed bug problems have rose. Here are some likely reasons: Bed Bugs – Increased worldwide travel People regularly travel to and from all parts of the world, including areas where bed bugs are everyday pests. Business and leisure travelers frequently travel between all the ... Read more
  • How to Find Bed Bugs in Your Home

    How to Find Bed Bugs in Your Home

    Inexperienced people dealing with bed bugs are often unaware of just how intense an inspection is needed to accurately determine the total number of pockets in a bed bug infestation.  The initial bed bug inspection must always be thorough, and it’s always recommended that a full post-treatment re-inspection be done to make sure no bed ... Read more
  • Can You Get AIDS From Bed Bugs?

    Can You Get AIDS From Bed Bugs?

    Can you get aids from bed bugs? You’ll notice that when organizations talk about the transmission of disease from bed bugs, they are talking about the feeding process, specifically when the bed bug inserts its tubes into your skin to deliver anesthetic and drink your blood. A statement might go something like this: Tests conducted ... Read more