24 Sep

Bed bugs return for school this year at Nebraska-Lincoln

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  • September 24, 2012
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In previous posts to Bed Bug Plague, we shared the bed bug infestation issues the University of Nebraska-Lincoln dealt with last year in their dorms. (Insurance and False Positives for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Update, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Battling Bed Bugs) Now it seems the blood suckers are back – JournalStar.com shared that the pests were recently found in an apartment building on campus. University spokeswoman Kelly Bartling said the bugs were found at University Park... Read More
20 Sep

Bed bugs suck the life out of those affected

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  • September 20, 2012
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A recent article on StarNewsOnline.com spoke to a public housing commissioner, a canine bed bug detection specialist owner and various pest management professionals to get information and tips bed bugs. Jung Kim, bed bug specialist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Raleigh, shared his hardest bed bug case with Star News Online. After complaints from multiple guests at a hotel and no usual signs of an infestation on the mattress or box spring (small dark specks... Read More
14 Sep

Why bed bugs bite some and not others

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  • September 14, 2012
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The New York Times’s City Room blog recently shared a humorous post regarding a conversation overheard on a bus in New York City that went like this: “So she moved the bed near the wall and sure enough they got bedbugs and she’s all bitten up, but he doesn’t have a single bite.” “What do you mean? Why wouldn’t he have any bites, sleeping in the same bed?” “Well, he snores like a freight train and the bedbugs don’t like... Read More
13 Sep

FTC comes down on deceptive advertising for bed bugs

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  • September 13, 2012
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The Federal Trade Commission recently filed deceptive advertising charges against two companies manufacturing bed bug remedies. One marketer claimed to eliminate bed bugs with natural ingredients such as cinnamon and cedar oil. To read more regarding the cases, check out the full FTC release.
11 Sep

Protect-A-Bed at Bed Bug Summit 2012

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  • September 11, 2012
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Protect-A-Bed exhibited and sponsored this year’s Bed Bug University North American Summit in Las Vegas. The summit gives industry professionals the chance to come together to share information regarding bed bugs and the removal of them. In an article in Las Vegas Sun Protect-A-Bed’s very own inventor of ThermalStrike™, Mike Lindsey, was interviewed regarding the new product. After having his own bed bug experience after returning from a vacation Lindsey created ThermalStrike. These are boxes larger than standard luggage that... Read More
07 Sep

What to do if your destination lands on a bed bug registry

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  • September 7, 2012
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Recently, USAToday Travel’s Kitty Bean Yancey found her Vegas hotel on a bed bug registry. Instead of overreacting, Yancey did the smart thing and called the hotel for more information. Since she has stayed there in the past and hasn’t had any problems, she wanted to hear firsthand whether bed bugs were an issue. Bed bug registries can be very helpful tools for detecting a possible infestation issue in a new home, apartment, hotel or motel. However, these tools can... Read More
04 Sep

Burning mattresses, not ideal for bed bug removal

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  • September 4, 2012
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An Iowan man recently set a mattress on fire at a local motel, after a coworker called him from the motel for assistance. According to reports in the Times-Republican, health inspectors found no evidence of the pests in any rooms at the motel. Pest management professionals would caution that setting a mattress on fire is not an effective – or safe – way to handle a bed bug infestation. And this isn’t the first media report of people setting fires... Read More