What Is A Bed Bug?

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What is a Bed bug? A bed bug is a small, flat, reddish-brown bug that can be found in homes all over the world. It hides during the day and comes out during the night to look for blood. A bed bug has a special ingredient in its saliva that keeps blood from clotting while … Read more What Is A Bed Bug?

Bed Bugs in Hotels

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Bed bugs are a worldwide epidemic and anyone can carry bed bugs into a hotel. Bed bugs do not discriminate and can be easily brought in to your hotel. Employees should not panic if a customer approaches them with a bed bug. Always stay calm when talking to a guest. Calmly get the sample or … Read more Bed Bugs in Hotels

Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Dealing with Hitchhikers

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When a bed bug is found at a workstation, there are many options available to control and prevent an infestation. First and foremost, it is essential that any insect found is collected and positively identified as a bed bug. The area that the bed bug was found in should be monitored. Underneath each work station … Read more Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Dealing with Hitchhikers

Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Employee Belongings

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Bed bugs in the workplace are an extreme challenge. The first thing to keep in mind when dealing with bed bugs is that you need to know how the bed bugs got into the office. In office buildings bed bugs are typically brought in by staff, items carried by staff and contractors or cleaning staff. … Read more Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Employee Belongings

Dealing With Bed Bugs

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First and foremost, discard the notion that a bedbug infestation is dependent on the sanitary conditions of your house. That couldn’t be further from the truth; your house can never be too clean for bed bugs. Bed bugs are ardent travelers; they are readily transported on luggage, clothing, furniture, bedding, household pets, etc. Public places … Read more Dealing With Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Bat bugs and bed bugs can be very hard to distinguish between by looking at them. We created this infographic to help you spot the differences. Remember that if you suspect you have bed bugs or bat bugs the first thing you need to do is bring a sample of the bug to one of … Read more Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Actual Tips for Treating a Bed Bug Infestation

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The Onion released a blog article titled, “Tips for Treating a Bed Bug Infestation”. The tips, while amusing, will not help you treat your bed bug problem. Below are our responses to the Onion’s “tips” and actual advice on what you can do to relive yourself of these annoying pests. Onion Tip #1 “Come to … Read more Actual Tips for Treating a Bed Bug Infestation

Can You Do Anything to Prevent Bed Bugs

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It’s no secret that bed bug sightings are on the rise. The little critters are showing up in swanky hotels as well as churches, cruise ships, dry cleaners, rental places and dorm rooms. It’s an old problem that is now making a tremendous come back. The good news is that being informed and being on … Read more Can You Do Anything to Prevent Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs: Heat Treatments vs Chemicals

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Bed bugs are very small creatures that hide in cracks and crevices. They can be difficult to find. Once discovered, an infestation can be difficult to eradicate. Exterminators across western Canada will advise you to use the more effective bed bug heat treatment over chemicals to deal with this problem. How bad are bed bugs … Read more Bed Bugs: Heat Treatments vs Chemicals

What Are Bed Bugs?

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The biggest pest problem threatening any populated area in recent years is the bed bug. Their population had declined steadily since the 1930s, to the point of near extinction a few years ago. Unfortunately, due to numerous circumstances, bed bugs have returned with a vengeance, and exist everywhere. Bed bugs have been with us a … Read more What Are Bed Bugs?