29 Jan

Chicago Tops List of Most Infested Bed Bug Cities

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  • January 29, 2014
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National pest control company Orkin recently announced its annual list of top bed bug cities. Chicago topped the list again as the No. 1 city for bed bugs, followed by Los Angeles; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Cincinnati and Cleveland/Akron/Canton. The list of the top 25 bed bug cities includes: Chicago Los Angeles (+1) Columbus, Ohio (+3) Detroit (-2) Cincinnati Cleveland/Akron/Canton (+2) Dayton (+4) Washington D.C. (-1) Denver (-5) Indianapolis (+6) Richmond/Petersburg, Va. (+1) Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, N.C. (+3) Dallas/Ft. Worth (-4) Syracuse, N.Y.... Read More
21 Jan
While the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is past us, these new tech innovations will become an integral part of consumers’ lives throughout 2014. One innovation that techies are excited about is ThermalStrike luggage. Techcraver.com includes the bed bug-proof luggage on its “must-have travel tech from CES” list. ThermalStrike is a first-of-its-kind luggage. It uses integrated infrared heating technology to bring the temperature of the suitcase to 140 degrees Fahrenheit – a temperature that kills any stow-away bed bugs. It was... Read More
16 Jan

Bed Bugs Found at Justice Center in Downtown Cleveland

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  • January 16, 2014
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The Cuyahoga County Justice Center faced a bed bug issue Monday, according to Cleveland.com. Court officials brought in bed bug experts who determined the situation was not technically an infestation; it was a series of isolated incidents. Unfortunately, this type of bed bug situation – whether an incident or full infestation – is always a threat in public places. To keep your property safe on the go, try Protect-A-Bed’s Bed Bugs 101 mobile app. It provides tips for preventing and... Read More
07 Jan
Two homeless men in Milwaukee chose to sleep outside in the freezing cold instead of at an overnight shelter to avoid bed bugs, according to DNAInfo.com. Kevin Govert, 46, and Marcus Faletti, 54, reside in Wicker Park near the Damen and North Avenue intersections. Govert said they turned down the Franciscan Outreach Association, a nonprofit that operates a daytime shelter and soup kitchen, because of its bed bug problem. Josh Dargatz of the Franciscan House said bed bugs are a... Read More