26 Nov

Beat Bed Bugs During Turkey Day Travels

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  • November 26, 2013
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Are you traveling for Turkey Day? Make sure bed bugs don’t find their way into your luggage with Moxie Pest Control’s seven steps to avoid bed bugs in a hotel. These steps take five minutes, and include: Don’t immediately unpack – leave your luggage at the door while checking for the pests. Check the bed by peeking under the different layers. Check under the box spring. Lift the headboard off and examine it. Check the corners and crevices of the... Read More
19 Nov

Bed Bugs’ Positive Qualities, as Reported by BuzzFeed

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  • November 19, 2013
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Bed bugs are widely considered a problematic pest, but according to BuzzFeed, the species may have some redeeming qualities. As Peggy Wang from BuzzFeed reports, bed bugs: Solve Crimes: “DNA from human blood meals from bed bugs can be recovered for up to 90 days, which may allow bed bugs to be used for forensic purposes for identifying who the bed bugs have been feeding on.” Can kill AIDS: “South African scientists gave bedbugs blood containing the virus that causes... Read More
13 Nov

Avoid Bed Bugs During Holiday Travels

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  • November 13, 2013
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The holiday season is nearly upon us, which means more time off work to visit family, friends and loved ones. It can also mean time for those unwanted pests to join you. Consumer reporter John Matarese has several tips for avoiding bed bugs while traveling this holiday season (from WCPO.com): Place your suitcase on a luggage rack – not the floor – when entering a hotel room. Inspect the room by pulling down the sheets and blankets. Bed bugs look... Read More
04 Nov
Canines are a secret weapon for pest control companies battling bed bugs. Lance Freeman, manager for Prime Pest Control, says dogs are 90 percent accurate in finding bed bugs while humans are only 50 percent accurate. Prime Pest Control’s two-year-old English lab, Allie, has searched hundreds of rooms for bed bugs and has never had a false alarm. KREM 2 News in Spokane, Wash., reports that Allie was trained like a police search dog to sniff homes and apartments for... Read More