Tag: bed bugs

Monitoring and prevention bed bugs

All state facilities should have a pest management plan in place, including a contract with a pest management professional that can conduct monitoring for bed bugs and other pests. A permanent inspection and monitoring program for bed bugs and other pests may be necessary to prevent any bed... more
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Tips for Pest-Free College Living

New furniture is rarely on the list for most college kids. Yard sales, hand-me-downs and second-hand stores are the primary furniture sources for many college dorms and apartments. Inexpensive and affordable is good, but the pests that can ride along are not. Life in the dorm, or that first... more
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What Can You Do About Bed Bugs in Your Laptop?

THE WORST HAS happened: you've got bed bugs. There are good methods (though expensive!) to control bed bugs in and on furniture and luggage, and you can wash clothing and bedding. But what about all your STUFF? Toys, photos, your iPhone, and your favorite bedside lamp? Anything with small... more
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Bed Bug facts you probably didn’t want to know

Once engorged after a blood meal, nymphal bed bugs may take on a bright red color. However, individual bed bug color may vary. Immature bed bugs maintain their reddish color for as long as they have remnants of their blood meal within their gut. As the blood meal is digested over time, they... more
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Interesting Bed Bug Information

Experts point out that, if necessary, bed bugs can get a blood meal from other bed bugs. While this may be a rare occurrence, it is possible, and it underscores the tenacity of this troublesome pest. Generally speaking, bed bugs can survive cold temperatures very well but succumb to heat... more
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Bed Bug Behavior and Biology

Do not underestimate them; bed bugs take a lot of knowledge, experience, time, and effort to deal with successfully. You need to keep a heightened level of vigilance to assure you are properly prepared to detect and deal with bed bugs. Bed bugs can last a long time without feeding. Some... more
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Bed Bugs…are gross!

The thought of bed bugs feeding on humans while they are sound asleep at night is enough to make anyone quiver with fear. Over the last decade, bed bug populations have continued to rise, and today, one out of five Americans has experienced a bed bug infestation or knows someone who has... more
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Unusual Bed Bug Hiding Places

As their name suggests, bed bugs are often found in and around the bed area. Most would think to look in their mattress if they suspect an infestation of this common pest. However, these minuscule travelers often hide in a variety of unusual places that one would not think to look. During the... more
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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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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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