Category: Bed Bugs

Bug Tip Tuesday | How to Find Bed Bugs

If you have a bed bug infestation, it is best to find it early, before the infestation becomes established or spreads. Treating a minor infestation, while an inconvenience, is far less costly and easier than treating the same infestation after it becomes more widespread. However, low-level... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Precautions can help prevent bed bugs

Check secondhand furniture, beds, and couches for any signs of bed bug infestation before bringing them home. Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs to eliminate many hiding spots. The light color of the encasement makes bed bugs easier to see. Be sure to purchase a high... more
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Introduction to Bed Bugs

The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) has long been a pest – feeding on blood, causing itchy bites and generally irritating their human hosts. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United States Department of Agriculture... more
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Find the Repellent that is Right for You

Use the search tool below to help you choose the repellent product that is right for you. You can specify : mosquitoes, ticks or both; protection time; active ingredient; or other product-specific information. Consider these factors when choosing a repellent: Do you need protection... more
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Bed bugs at school

Bed bugs can hitchhike into schools from infested homes of students, teachers, and school staff members. Teachers and school administrators and staff members should know the proper procedures in dealing with bed bugs. Here are some tips on what to do if a student or person has been identified... more
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How to protect your home from bed bugs

Since bed bugs are great travelers and can go long periods without eating, they can come into your home easily undetected. Follow these tips on preventing bed bugs from getting into your home. Check thrift or second-hand furniture and accessories before bringing them home Consider a... more
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Where do bed bugs live and come from?

Bed bugs primarily live where their hosts (people or animals) live and spend a lot of time — in mattresses, bed frames, headboards, box springs, and bedding. They like to stay in small spaces in groups and hide in spots where they can easily feed. Many times, bed bugs enter homes or places by... more
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What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, brown, and flat-bodied bugs that feed on human or animal blood. They are about the size of an apple seed and after they eat, their bodies turn more bloated and red in color. These small bugs can move quickly by crawling. Though they do have wings, they... more
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Bed bugs are difficult to treat

Bed bugs have become more prevalent in the last decade, making them a larger concern for many residents, travelers, business owners, and other organizations. They infest many different spaces, including: Hotels Apartments Motels Shelters Day care facilities Nursing homes ... more
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How to avoid bed bugs at college

Just the idea of bed bugs makes my skin crawl. Typically, I think of getting bed bugs by staying in a hotel that is somewhat shady, but you can get bed bugs anywhere, including your own bed. Bed bugs in dorms and student apartment complexes are a big problem. It can be difficult to know when... more
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