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State Bed Bug Laws

A resurgence in the incidence of bed bug infestations across the nation has led to an increased focus in state legislatures on this pest.  Check your state laws.    

5 Bed Bug Myths

MYTH #1: BED BUGS ARE TOO SMALL TO SEE. Fact: Adult bed bugs are bigger than most people think, usually bigger than a wood tick. When you look closely, bed bugs can also be spotted with the naked eye. Typically ranging from 1/4to 3/8 inches long, the flat, oval-shaped creatures have

Are There Medications for Bed Bug Bites?

Medications for bed bug bites are usually not necessary. Over-the-counter antihistamine pills or creams (diphenhydramine) may be used for the itching. Corticosteroid creams (hydrocortisone) applied to the affected area may also be helpful for some individuals. If a secondary bacterial skin infection develops, an antibiotic ointment or an oral antibiotic

When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for Bed Bug Bites?

The vast majority of the time, bed bug bites can be managed at home. However, if someone begins to experience any of the following symptoms, consult a health-care professional or go to the nearest emergency department: Shortness of breath Wheezing Chest pain Tightness in the throat or difficulty swallowing Lip

Bed Bugged! The Social Stigma Has To Go!!

Bed Bugged! The Social Stigma Has To Go!! People often feel disgust even revulsion, when their stuff is diagnosed with a case of the bb’s. Here’s a few realities to keep in mind: Bed bugs are disgusting.  The people who get them generally are NOT.  A clean house DOES NOT