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Integrated Pest Management

Bed bugs are parasites that seek out sleeping people or animals for a blood meal. After feeding, they hide. It is challenging, but not impossible, to prevent, detect and control bed bugs due to their small size and ability to squeeze into cracks and crevices, where they are often unnoticed. Pesticides alone generally will not eliminate bed

Pesticide Misuse and Poisonings

People creeped-out by rising rates of bed bug infestations may be taking eradication too far, according to federal health officials alarmed by growing reports of pesticide misuse and poisonings. Between 2006 and 2010, there were 129 reports of people who suffered mild to serious health harms when outdoor pesticides were

What does it feel like to be bitten by bed bugs?

You will not feel the bite because they inject a numbing agent into your body, along with an anticoagulant to keep your blood flowing as they suck. The first sign of bed bugs may be itchy, red bites on the skin, usually on the arms or shoulders.Bedbugs tend to leave straight rows

Bed Bug Prevention Tips During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and is the busiest travel season of the year. By following a few simple steps, you can reduce the risk of encountering bed bugs. Prevention Tips for Holiday Parties If you are having a party and are worried about bed bugs, here are some simple

How to Inspect for Bed Bugs

When you suspect there is a bed bug infestation present,  a thorough inspection should be done in all areas where people sleep or rest. Check all possible hiding spots and be mindful that bed bugs can fit into tiny cracks and crevices. Any nook or cranny that a credit card

Why Are Bed Bugs Back??

History of Bed Bugs: At one time bed bugs were nearly wiped out in the civilized world. This was due to stronger chemical treatments that were commonly used. These days concerns over the effect of those chemicals have caused them to fall into disuse. Newer chemical treatments have not proven to

Not sure if you have bed bugs?

  Not sure if you have bed bugs? Frequent traveler and paranoid? Here’s a quick tip!  Use WHITE sheets. Blood stains are easier to spot!  

What NOT to do if you have bed bugs!

DO NOT: panic. You can control bed bugs with careful inspection and by using proper control methods. try to kill bed bugs by using agricultural or garden pesticides. Using outdoor pesticides to control bed bugs can make you or your family very sick. use products that appear to be “homemade”