Recently, Habitat Magazine published an interesting article, written by Tom Soter, detailing how Pride Property Management is implementing a new move-in/move-out policy in their buildings to ensure that their for-sale units are free of bed bugs. These days, Alex Kuffel treats the warning he first heard as a child very seriously: “We used to say, ‘Sleep… Continue reading Bed Bug Checkpoint
Recently, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released an Executive Summary of the 2011 Bugs Without Borders Survey. Completed this summer, the NPMA and the University of Kentucky surveyed a nationwide sample of pest management professionals. We are pleased to share an executive summary, featuring the latest findings about the growing bed bug resurgence and… Continue reading NPMA: 2011 Bugs Without Borders Survey – Executive Summary
Frommers.com Wednesday, April 13, 2011 They’re back and they’re bigger than ever: After a decades-long hiatus, bedbugs have made a creepy-crawly comeback in hotels, office buildings, department stores — you name it — all across the U.S. In fact, according to a recent poll conducted by the National Pest Management Association(www.pestworld.org), 95% of the pest control… Continue reading NPMA: How to Avoid Bedbugs While Traveling
New Survey Shows Large Portions of the Public Still Get Basic Bedbug Info Wrong Original Post/Release Lawrenceville, N.J.—Bedbug season is here and despite public awareness campaigns, a national survey shows that large swaths of the public are unable to answer the most basic questions about bedbugs correctly. Entomologists urge that having a basic understanding of… Continue reading Bedbug Season is here, but Survey Shows the Public Struggles to Learn Bedbug Basics
New York’s largest and oldest pest control firm, Assured Environments, is launching its first official marketing campaign in 76 years. An internet campaign focusing on a variety of the company’s products and services will support the television initiative. As New York’s largest and oldest pest control firm, Assured Environments has built its business on superior service and… Continue reading Oldest Pest Control Firm in New York Launches Its First Ad Campaign to Educate Consumers
Recent news about a New York state label change for Lambdastar and it’s licensed application for bed bug treatment might seem good news for PMPs/PCOs looking for new weapons in their fight against bed bugs. Unfortunately, it is apparently clear that someone missed their physiology of bed bugs class where they would have learned that… Continue reading Bed Bug FAIL?: New York approves Lambdastar label amendment
Bedbugs, the parasitic insects whose infestation levels have reached near epidemic proportions in New York City, were discovered in schools at an unprecedented rate this year, according to totals released by the city Department of Education. There were 3,590 confirmed cases of bedbugs found in schools this year, a rate that more than tripled the… Continue reading Gotham Schools: Bed bug invasion continues unabated for 2010/2011 season
July is Here and So are the New York Bed Bugs…and Ticks Too?. As expected, Assured Environments, New York’s largest pest management company, has had an increase in bed bug service requests recently. But the recent outbreak of ticks in New York and surge in tick-related calls within the past two weeks has surpassed… Continue reading July is Here and So are the New York Bed Bugs…and Ticks Too?
Original Post (By Teri Rogers and Margot Slade): Read it HERE If you are moving, you may be understandably concerned about picking up bed bugs in transit. Yet whether out of cost worries, denial or ignorance, New York City moving and storage companies have been slow to adopt procedures that cut down the risk of… Continue reading A step towards bed bug free moving trucks
Lab researchers have shown that today’s generation of bed bugs can survive 1000x higher the lethal dose of chemicals of only a decade ago. Recently, the Ohio State University released the first genetic study of bed bugs, which showed that bed bugs are developing a variety ways to resist the chemicals being used to control… Continue reading UNNATURAL Selection: Bed Bugs now HARDER to kill!