Bed Bugs Are Sexual Predators
The Bed Bug has a unique mode of copulation termed "traumatic" insemination during which the male pierces the female's abdominal wall with his external genitalia and inseminates into her body cavity.
Did your city make the bed bug list?
Baltimore tops this year's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list, released today by pest control leader Orkin. In the six years Orkin has released the bed bug city rankings, this is the first time Baltimore has made the top five, moving up nine spots since last year. Four metro regions -- Las Vegas, Portland, Salt Lake City and Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem -- made the list for the first time this year.
Do Encasements Work?
This is a loaded question that frankly has an imprecise answer. If your intention is to only keep bed bugs from harboring inside your mattress or box spring, then the answer is yes, provided you follow the instructions for installation.
ActiveGuard Liners Vs. Encasements for Bed Bugs
ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners used as part of a bed bug treatment and control strategy, kill bed bugs 24/7 continuously for two years.
Check after Bed Bug Treatment
When performing bed bug treatments, it is a good idea to check out your partners to make sure they do not bring bed bugs home. Pointe Pest Control utilizes white uniforms for their bed bug teams. This makes inspecting for bed bugs an easy task.
Each year bed bugs affect millions of people in the U.S. Especially affected are Multi-family/multi-individual dwellings (“MODs”), including:
As another week of traveling for work concludes, I can't help but ponder on how many bed bugs are stowing away to their new homes. What are you doing for bed bug prevention? Learn more Allergy Technologies LLC. @ActiveGuardML @ResourceBedBug
People wonder why bed bug treatments don't always work. One reason is not making sure everything is treated. The above picture is the padding inside of a wheelchair seat cushion. In most cases the tenant would have been moved out for the treatment and brought back in. This would have resulted in a 100% failed treatment.
The Professional Pest Management Alliance has designated the week of June 5-11, 2016 as ‘Bed Bug Awareness Week’. This week was appropriately chosen to coincide with the start of the summer travel season. In an outreach to the public, organizations will work to educate consumers and business owners across the country about bed bugs.