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Bed Bug Prevention When Traveling

Bed Bug Prevention When Traveling If you stay in a hotel or motel, keep these bed bug travel tips in mind. it is important that you take some precautions to ensure that your room is bed-bug free before you settle in. In a recent survey by NPMA, 75% of pest control professionals indicated that they

Canadian mom using Pakistani pesticide to rid her apartment of bedbugs accidentally kills her baby and leaves four other children critically poisoned

Mom used pellets of phospine, an agricultural pesticide A gas is produced on contact with the air which can be lethal even in small quantities in enclosed spaces Despite the children vomiting they were not taken to hospital for several hours Police say the death appears to be accidental By AFP REPORTER PUBLISHED: 21:51 EST,

Not All Exterminator Dogs Are Perfect in Sniffing Out Bedbugs

Not All Exterminator Dogs Are Perfect in Sniffing Out Bedbugs January 9, 2015 By MICHAEL MENDELSOHN and ALEXA VALIENTE via 20/20 It might be a bedbug’s favorite time of year. With the holiday travel season now in our rearview mirror, it’s possible that bedbugs took advantage of your vacation by hitchhiking their way back to

Bedbugs found at Chicago firehouse

A Chicago firehouse has been treated for a bedbug problem. Bedbugs were found last week in the bunk house in the 1700 block of Polaski in the city’s Hermosa’s neighborhood. Thirty-six firefighters and medics share the space each day. The department believes the bedbugs came from a box spring brought into the house since the

Chicago SRO legal battle infested with bedbugs

With the Milshire Hotel closing, does the door shut on bedbugs? By Megan Crepeau, @crepeau RedEye 11:24 p.m. CDT, August 26, 2014 At one point in the legal battle between residents of a Logan Square single-room occupancy building and the landlord who wanted them out, residents actually used bedbugs as a weapon in their argument to stay put.

Bed bugs reportedly found on 16th floor of Willis Tower

POSTED 10:14 PM, JULY 28, 2014, BY LOURDES DUARTE Watch Video Chicago’s most recognizable building has a tiny problem it is trying to shake.  Bed bugs were found on the 16th floor of the Willis Tower which is home to United Airlines. Employees are complaining that they’ve been told very little about the infestation which is believed

Compare Bed Bug Treatments

Compare Bed Bug Treatments Method Pros Cons Traditional (Chemical) Lowest Cost Treatment Chemical left behind has some effect for a few weeks Discreet Service Some bed bugs have high resistance Too much clutter will hamper effectiveness Some belongings may need to be discarded Some companies may require a lot of preparation Heat Treatment (Whole House)

Bedbug population booming across U.S.

By Gary Stoller USA TODAY Frequent business traveler Neil Kelley says bedbug bites were “all over my legs,” and he was awakened in the middle of the night by a cockroach that crawled across his face at a resort two years ago. “I itched like crazy,” recalls Kelley, who was attending a food industry conference and volunteers

The Health Risks Of Bedbugs, Beyond Bumps In The Night

About 40 used bedbug bombs greeted Mike Deutsch when he entered a small home in Hempstead, N.Y., last year. “The first thing I thought was, ‘Is everyone okay?’” recalled Deutsch, an entomologist with Arrow Exterminating. Fortunately, no one in the Hempstead house had been sickened by the chemicals enlisted in the family’s do-it-yourself eradication attempt

Bedbug lawsuit may produce $2.45 million settlement

by: Christopher Pratt, [email protected] Preliminary approval has been given for a $2.45 million settlement in a four-year-old class-action lawsuit brought by elderly and disabled bedbug-bitten residents of two downtown Des Moines apartment buildings. Payments to the estimated 300 current and former residents of Elsie Mason Manor and Ligutti Tower could range from $200 to $6,000, said

Deadline for Condo Association Bed Bug Plans Has Passed

City will be calling upon condominium associations to inspect their bed bug management plans. What condo owners need to know. Posted by Lorraine Swanson (Editor) , March 24, 2014 at 01:02 PM   Not only is Chicago the dog-friendliest city in America, it’s also number one for bed bugs. As of Monday, in accordance with Chicago’s bed bug ordinance,condominium and

City of Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance

City of Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance. Passed on June 5, 2013 an it will go into effect in December 2013. Here are some highlights of the ordinance. You can view the full text here  Bed bugs have been declared to be a public nuisance. Landlord Responsibility: In any rental unit where an infestation of bed bugs is

Woman Awarded $800K Over Bed Bug Infestation

ANNAPOLIS — A woman who lived for more than eight months in a bedbug-infested apartment in Annapolis has been awarded $800,000 because her landlord allegedly failed to correct the problem. An Anne Arundel County jury deliberated 45 minutes on Wednesday before making the award to Faika Shaaban. She rented an apartment in a house owned

Bug-bomb Foggers Are No Match for Bed Bugs

Bug-bomb Foggers Are No Match for Bed Bugs Lanham, MD; June 3, 2012 — Consumer products known as “bug bombs” or “foggers” have been sold for decades for use against many common household insects. However, recent research published in the Journal of Economic Entomology (JEE) shows these products to be ineffective against bed bugs. In “Ineffectiveness of Over-the-Counter

Bedbugs invade hospitals

Bedbugs invade hospitals Why more patients share rooms with the blood-sucking pests By Jen Wieczner As if adapting to health-care reform and curbing the “nightmare bacteria” weren’t challenge enough, hospitals are increasingly plagued by another problem: bedbugs. More than a third of pest-management companies treated bedbug infestations in hospitals in 2012, 6% more than the year

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