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Where do Bed Bugs Hide?

Bed bugs are nocturnal and usually come out to feed at night when you’re sleeping and therefore make it very difficult to spot them. They are attracted to the carbon dioxide you exhale while you’re sleeping which triggers an alert that it is a safe feeding time. Typically, once you

Characteristics of Bed Bug Bites

Bed bugs will bite anywhere on the body where there is skin. Typically, bites tend to occur on areas exposed during sleeping, such as: neck face hands shoulders arms legs Almost all bed bug bites will produce some degree of discomfort, typically itchiness and inflammation immediately after the bite to

The Truth About Bed Bug Sprays

You just found out that you have bed bugs. The first reaction for most people is to drop everything and run to the store to buy every imaginable bug spray to kill these invasive little pests. The truth of the matter is, bed bug spray may kill a bug on

Bed Bug Heat Treatment

Heat Treatment Preparation

Heat Treatment preparation is essential for a successful bed bug extermination service. Cleaning and organizing a home or location for bed bug extermination can be as much of a burden as moving. It is, however, an extremely important first step in the control of bed bugs, because bed bugs thrive

Tips for Bed Bugs in the Workplace

(Source: Pestworld.org) Although bed bugs are typically thought to be a household pest, they can hitchhike with people to their places of employment. In fact, a 2015 Bugs Without Borders survey by NPMA found that 45% of pest control professionals have encountered bed bugs in office buildings. Here are the NPMA’s

How to Identify Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs are insects that have three body regions (head, thorax and abdomen), six legs and a pair of antennae. Bed bugs have piercing-sucking mouth parts that they use to pierce the skin and then suck up blood(that’s their only source of food and water) All bed bugs are wingless.

What are Nymphs?

Nymphs are immature (young) stages of bed bugs. They grow by shedding their skin (molting), but they require a blood meal in order to molt. Bed Bugs have 5 nymphal stages, each slightly larger than the preceding one. Nymphs of all stages are smaller than the adult stage. Newly hatched

How easy is it for bed bugs to spread?

It’s unlikely that a bed bug would travel on you or the clothes you are wearing. You move too much to be a good hiding place. Bed bugs are more likely to be spread via luggage, backpacks, briefcases, mattresses, and used furniture.

Protecting Your Home from Bed Bugs

Protecting Your Home from Bed Bugs Bed bugs are great hitchhikers. They can move from an infested site to a new home by traveling on furniture, bedding, luggage, boxes, and clothing. Although they typically feed on blood every five to ten days, bed bugs can be quite resilient; they are

The Truth About Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs

MYTH: A bed bug–sniffing dog is the best way to identify an infestation. By Haniya Rae Truth: There are reputable handlers with well-trained bed bug–sniffing dogs and there are scammers with untrained dogs. There are also legit bug-sniffing dogs that occasionally make mistakes. “What I always say is, don’t just trust the