The next time that you travel, you might want to follow these tips: Use a flashlight or UV light to inspect your hotel room for live bed bugs or evidence of activity such as fecal material, shed skins or bloodspots. If room is suspect, request a different room. Using a business card and hand lens… Continue reading Don’t bring THEM home…
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
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