Tag: 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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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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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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Common Bedroom Insects

When you are trying to go to sleep, the last thing you want to be doing is counting bugs rather than sheep. Though bed bugs are the most notorious bedroom insect, other pests such as fleas can also be found between the sheets. Bed Bugs in the Bedroom Known for feeding on humans while... more
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Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

Bed bugs like to travel and are good hitchhikers. They will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes to be near a food supply. They are elusive, nocturnal creatures. Bed bugs get their name from their habit of feeding on human hosts in bed. They are excellent hitchhikers, easily... more
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