May 19th, 2011 2:37 am ET
Consumer News Examiner
Surprisingly, The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is the Johnny-come-lately web site for all things bed bugs.
Business must be slow.
The association, just this month, announced AllThingsBedBugs.org to “arm users with key information about bed bug prevention and eradication.”
AllThingsBedBugs.org offers bed bug history, bed bug biology, signs of bed bug infestations, bed bugs’ favorite places, bed bug FAQs, bed bug prevention tips, bed bug news, a bed bug blog and the ever-loving bed bug photos and videos.
Skin crawling yet?
If you suspect a bed bug infestation, you can use the site’s ZIPcode locator function to find, you guessed it, a qualified, local pest professional who can inspect your home, identify an infestation and rid you of the nightmare.
The little buggers have been sweeping the nation in recent years but other web sites have been around long before NPMA took a swipe at the creepers.
But it’s all good, er, bad for the bugs.
Others already busting bed bugs little butts, include:
• The authoritative Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bed Bugs page.
• From Lawrenceville, NJ, Cooper Pest Solutions, Inc.’s BedBugCentral.com is a helpful, but retail- and services-laden site.
• The BedBugRegistry.com sounds like social networking for the critters, but it’s Maciej Ceglowski, a writer and computer programmer, giving it back like he got it in a San Francisco hotel.
• Of course there’s an app: The Bed Bug Alert app.
Give ’em heck.