17 Dec

Behind-the-Scenes Look at Bed Bugs

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  • December 17, 2013
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Bed bugs may be pesky, but they do have some interesting quirks. D’Oliveira & Associates put together a detailed infographic highlighting those often unknown, sometimes overlooked bed bug facts. Some interesting tidbits include: One bed bug can produce hundreds of offspring. One in five people have encountered bed bugs. Bed bugs can live one year without feeding. To learn more about bed bugs and how to keep them away from your belongings, download Protect-A-Bed’s Bed Bugs 101 poster.
17 Dec
A Licking County, Ohio, senior center is banning individuals whose homes are infested with bed bugs to avoid spreading the pests. The Licking County Aging Program implemented these bed bugs rules several years ago at Heritage Hall Senior Center, a place for senior games and gatherings. In addition to the center rules, the program officials refuse to provide in-home care and transportation services to individuals with bed bugs. Licking County seniors with bed bugs are still allowed to receive their... Read More
17 Dec

Five signs of a bed bug bite

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  • December 17, 2013
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Bed bug bites have been talked about since the old English nursery rhyme, but how many people now what the bite actually looks like? People often mistake bed bug bites with bites from other bugs. Before you worry that your home and belongings are infested, check for these five particular bed bug bite symptoms from BedBugs.net: Red in color: Bed bug bites have an intense red spot located in the middle of the bite. Grouping arrangements: These bites tend to... Read More
04 Dec

War Against Bed Bugs Wages On, Entomologists Warn

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  • December 4, 2013
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Entomologists across the country are urging the public to be vigilant about bed bug prevention now more than ever. Data from the 2013 Bugs without Borders Survey by the National Pest Management Association reveals that 98 percent of pest management professionals encountered a bed bug infestation during the past 12 months in an apartment or condominium, up from 90 percent in 2011. In a recent news release, experts note that the bed bug problem is not going away any time soon. “Bed... Read More