As millions head to London to enjoy the Olympic Games, bed bugs should be something to be aware of in preparation for travel. These pesky, blood-sucking hitchhikers can be picked up anywhere, especially in locations with increased foot traffic from travelers. Sports Live had some helpful tips to share with attendees of the London Games. Don’t let appearance fool you - Bed bugs can be found anywhere from hostels to five-star hotels. Be wary of luggage – Hard, clamshell suitcases... Read More
Month: July 2012
Thinking of moving? There is enough to do, between packing, planning and finding the perfect home, without having to worry about unwanted critters. Take a look at this complete checklist to keep you calm, cool and bed-bug free as you find a new place to call home. Here are a few things to remember: Check with the local, non-emergency information center in your area to determine your rights regarding tenant notification of prior infestations or sightings. Conduct a pre-purchase search... Read More
A recent article on ShermanOaksPatch.com shared tips from tenant’s rights attorney Frances Campbell to help renters protect themselves from bed bugs. Before signing on a rental, ask the landlord if the building has been infested previously. Make sure you have someone with you who can testify later, if necessary. If possible, hire a Pest Management Professional to conduct an inspection of the property before moving in. If the landlord doesn’t allow this, invite a PMP along as a “friend” during... Read More
On July 12, four police cruisers in Pennsylvania were pulled off duty for cleaning after officers came into contact with bed bugs. Bethlehem, Pa., police found the bugs inside a residence while investing a non-suspicious death in the area. The police cruisers were immediately taken for a thorough cleaning as a precaution. Read the full story on The Morning Call’s website.
Hotel owners and maintenance teams will gather for two days in September to discuss solutions for dealing with unwanted guests: bed bugs. The third annual North American Bed Bug Summit, or Bed Bug University, will be held at the Red Rock Casino and Spa in Las Vegas. The two-day event will include panels with entomologists and bed bug experts, information sessions on bed bug tips and tricks and vendor exhibits featuring the latest and greatest bed bug products and services.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, some folks will find themselves in a hotel in a new city each night of the trip. Before resting your head on that pillow, check out The BedBug Registry, a site and app for travelers and renters to submit information and report bed bug encounters. The BedBug Registry offers detailed city maps and hotel search options to review your destination before you hit the road. To ensure an enjoyable stay, Protect–A-Bed recommends checking all... Read More