Thinking about tackling that bed bug problem in your building by yourself? You might want to think again or at least get a second opinion before you pull the pin on that “bug bomb” in your hand. According to a recent report by the CDC and EPA, from 2003-2010 nearly 111 cases of illness and… Continue reading CDC Study: One Death, 100+ Illnesses linked to Bed Bug Targeting Insecticides
SEATTLE, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Thousands of US travelers hoped that the bedbugs wouldn’t bite this summer but reports show that they did, at an outstanding rate. In the wake of the 2010 Bedbug Epidemic the number of bedbug reports for 2011 (January 1–September 1) shattered 2010 totals by more than 660%.… Continue reading Bedbugs in Hotels: New Data behind the Growing Epidemic
BRICKUNDERGROUND TO HOLD MEETUP: “BedBuggedNYC”: Thursday, September 15th, 6:30pm-8:30pm –Event Co-Hosted by Neighborhood Social Networking Site Romio.com and Sponsored by Bed Bug Fumigation Specialists– New York, August 22, 2011 –BrickUnderground, http://www.BrickUnderground.com, the online survival guide to finding a NYC apartment and living through the aftermath, has announced its second Meetup event, “BedBuggedNYC.” The free, panel-style event… Continue reading “BedBuggedNYC” : 9/15/11
Once virtually eradicated in the United States, bed bugs have become America’s pest nightmare, especially here in the five boroughs of New York City. Bed bugs are the ultimate hitchhikers, no place is immune from them — homes, apartments, offices, hospitals, assisted living facilities and even five-star hotels. Bed Bugs hide in furniture, mattresses, box… Continue reading Bed Bug FREE moving
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
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
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?
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!
Bed bugs are back. Since 2000, bed bug infestations have risen 81 percent, according to The National Pest Management Association. This resurgence has consumers nationwide on high alert, seeking information on the pests and how they can protect themselves. Gail Getty, a noted entomologist at the University of California Berkley, explains, “Bed bugs and their… Continue reading Facts and Myths about Bed Bugs