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Seasonal Bed Bug Infestation Trends: What to Expect

As the temperatures rise and summer sets in, many people look forward to vacations, outdoor activities, and long, sunny days. However, summer is also a peak time for bed bug infestations. Understanding the seasonal trends of bed bugs can help you take proactive steps to prevent these unwanted guests from invading your home. In this

Tips for Maintaining a Bed Bug-Free Environment Post-Extermination

After the relief of a successful bed bug extermination, the last thing anyone wants is a recurrence. Bed bugs are persistent pests that can cause discomfort, disrupt sleep, and affect the reputation of businesses, especially those in the hospitality industry. Furthermore, maintaining a bed bug-free environment requires diligence and a proactive approach to prevention. In

Understanding the Bed Bug Lifecycle for Effective Extermination

Bed bugs are notorious for their resilience and ability to spread quickly from one place to another. These tiny pests can cause significant discomfort and stress, making effective extermination a priority for homeowners and pest control professionals alike. Understanding the bed bug lifecycle is crucial in devising strategies that are not just temporary fixes but

Understanding Bed Bugs: Facts and Myths

Mystery and misinformation often shroud bed bugs, leading to unnecessary panic and ineffective control measures. In this comprehensive guide, we aim to debunk the myths and provide factual information, crucial for understanding bed bugs effective bed bug control. Common Misconceptions Myth 1: Bed Bugs Only Live in Dirty Environments  A common misconception is that

Bed Bug Control in City vs Suburbs: Contrast the Challenges and Solutions

Pest control, particularly when it comes to bed bugs, presents unique challenges that vary significantly between urban and suburban environments. In the Chicago area, known for its diverse cityscape and sprawling suburbs, these differences are even more pronounced. Understanding these contrasts is crucial for effective pest control strategies. Our focus keyphrase, “Bed Bug Pest Control

Heat vs. Cold Treatment for Bed Bugs: Finding the Most Effective Solution

When it comes to bed bug infestations, homeowners and pest control professionals alike seek the most effective and efficient methods to eradicate these pesky invaders. Among the various strategies, heat and cold treatments stand out as popular choices. But which one is truly better? In this detailed exploration, we’ll delve into the pros and cons

The Welcome Decline in Bed Bug Infestations: Causes and Implications

In the past couple of decades, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) have posed a significant threat in both urban and suburban environments across the globe. Known for their elusive nature, hardy constitution, and tendency to infest homes, these blood-sucking parasites have been a perennial headache for homeowners, pest control professionals, and public health officials. However, recent

Video shows bed bug infestation in Philadelphia bus seat

By John Rawlins Saturday, September 08, 2018 07:42PM PHILADELPHIA — A video showing a bed bug infestation on a SEPTA bus is going viral, and now the transit agency is addressing the problem. Crystal Lopez was the person who shot the video, showing the bugs scampering along the upholstered seatback. Minutes before she had stretched

Woman Died Due Due To Extreme Heat From Bedbug Heat Treatment

Woman Died Due To Extreme Heat From Bedbug Treatment, Negligence Lawsuit Claims An 82-year-old woman’s family who claims a bedbug extermination treatment killed her is suing the pest control company as well as the owners of the Houston apartment complex in which the woman resided. Bedbugs are typically killed with a combination of aerosol spray and heat treatment.

Bedbugs are getting harder to kill

Bedbugs are joining the resistance. The critters have started to develop a resistance against two common chemicals used to kill them, according to a new study from researchers at Purdue University. And it might start taking a lot more than a bug bomb to destroy infestations. To see if every city dweller’s worst nightmare was

NY OKs law forcing landlords to reveal if their buildings have bedbugs

When bedbugs bite, tenants will know about it under a bill passed by the City Council Tuesday. The legislation, which passed by a vote of 44-5, will require landlords to disclose bedbug infestations in their buildings, through postings in the building or notices given to tenants with their leases. They’ll also have to report discovering

Bedbugs kill woman, caretaker faces charges

Bedbugs kill woman, caretaker faces charges USA TODAY NETWORKGordon Rago, York (Pa.) Daily Record3:40 p.m. ET Feb. 25, 2017 A Pennsylvania woman died last year from bedbug bite complications. The insects had invaded the care facility where she was housed. Now, the woman’s 72-year-old caretaker Deborah Butler faces felony charges including involuntary manslaughter and neglect of

Bed bugs repulsed by certain colours

By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Bed bugs appear to have a strong preference for particular colours – a quirk that could be used against the troublesome pests, say scientists. According to the work in the Journal of Medical Entomology, the blood-sucking insects love black and red but hate yellow and green. This

Bed Bugs Bite: Budget Apartments Loaded, Study Finds

by MAGGIE FOX People living in budget apartment buildings across northern New Jersey are likely to have bed bugs and not even know about it, a new study finds. A team from Rutgers University found that one in eight low-income apartments had bedbugs, and half the time the residents didn’t even know it. But the

Bed bug reports increased by 44 percent in New York City

Other than “flight delay” or “LaGuardia Airport,” there might not be a two words that make travelers more uncomfortable than “bed bugs.” So prepare to be creeped out, because reports of bed bugs in New York City’s hotels have increased more than 44% since this time last year — even at some of the city’s

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