How To Prevent Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs can survive almost anywhere. People who travel or work in an area that is known to have bed bugs should know that it is possible for them to bring the bed bugs home. The following points are recommendations to prevent bed bugs: Wear shoes that can be brushed off. Before leaving the office, … Read more How To Prevent Bed Bugs

Watch for Bed Bugs at Sleepaway Camps

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Bed bug infestations are very common. They were nearly eradicated a few decades ago but have come back with a vengeance. Common places for infestations include campgrounds, hotels and homes. What makes bed bugs so dangerous is that they are excellent travelers. You could pick up bed bugs in Edmonton and they could travel with … Read more Watch for Bed Bugs at Sleepaway Camps

Bed Bug Lookalikes

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No one wants to get bed bugs and a positive identification is crucial in order to protect yourself and your belongings from bed bugs. Always keep a sample of the insect pest and bring it to us at Poulins to identify and provide a treatment program. But sometimes people bring in samples to our office … Read more Bed Bug Lookalikes

Fact or Fiction: Moving Will Leave Bed Bugs Behind

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When faced with bed bugs, moving into a new apartment or house will leave the bed bugs behind and give you a clean start. FICTION Moving will NOT automatically eliminate your bed bug problem! There are necessary precautions you MUST take to ensure that bed bugs are left behind during your move. It is ideal … Read more Fact or Fiction: Moving Will Leave Bed Bugs Behind

Ask The Expert: How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs

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QUESTION: How do I know if I have bed bugs? ANSWER: Are tiny bugs crawling on your bed and keeping you up at night? Do these bugs that have six legs, a small apple shape and bodies smaller than 6mm? Do you smell crushed coriander or do you see rusty brown blood spots on your … Read more Ask The Expert: How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs

Pest Spotlight: Bed Bugs

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Scientific Name: Cimex lectularius Common Name: Bed bug Color: range from yellowish –white – 1st instar to a brown to reddish-brown, adult stage Size: 4 – 5 mm long (3/16 inch) FACT: Bed bugs do not transmit any known human diseases. Some people will react to the saliva from the bite and have an allergic … Read more Pest Spotlight: Bed Bugs