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 moreActual Tips for Treating a Bed Bug Infestation

Fact or Fiction: Bed Bugs Can Transmit Human Diseases

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FICTION Bed bugs have been tested on transmitting over 45 different human maladies and none have been shown to be able to transmit to humans. This includes virus’s, bacteria’s, spirochetes, etc., that may come in contact or ingested with the bed bug. Research has shown that even mechanical transmission of any of these disease-causing agents … Read moreFact or Fiction: Bed Bugs Can Transmit Human Diseases

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 moreCan You Do Anything to Prevent Bed Bugs

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 moreWhat Are Bed Bugs?

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

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Everyone has heard the saying “Goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” well nowadays that is more real than it was in the past. Compared to 10 years ago, bed bug infestations are on the rise. With international travel being so affordable, the risk of bringing home bed bug hitchhikers is high. Call … Read moreDon’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Bring Home Memories from Your Trip Not Bed Bugs

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One of the worst nightmares for travelers is the thought of bringing home foreign pests like bed bugs. Small in size, these pests are difficult to spot. That is, unless you know where to look for them. They avoid light and prefer to congregate in small cracks and crevices. Their hiding places are usually along … Read moreBring Home Memories from Your Trip Not Bed Bugs

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 moreHow 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 moreWatch for Bed Bugs at Sleepaway Camps

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 moreFact 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 moreAsk The Expert: How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs