30 Oct

Traveling this holiday season? Leave the bedbugs behind

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  • October 30, 2014
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Is your family planning a holiday getaway this year? Whether you’re visiting family or headed somewhere warm to escape the winter chills, be sure to protect yourself from bringing home a pesky souvenir – bedbugs. CNBC travel contributor Harriet Baskas offers a variety of modern luggage suggestions to consider for your next adventure – including the ThermalStrike Heated Luggage. The plug-in luggage has interior infrared panels that heat up to 140 degrees, killing all life stages of bedbugs and eggs.... Read More
17 Oct

Trauma from bedbugs goes more than skin deep

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  • October 17, 2014
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Have you ever had a bedbug infestation? According to various studies, it’s likely you suffered from more than just itchy bites. The Atlantic recently published an article on the psychological effects people experience due to bedbug infestations and spoke with researchers Stéphane Perron at University of Montreal and Jerome Goddard at Mississippi State University. Both men have published a number of research papers that examine those that have suffered from an infestation. Perron’s studies looked at apartments that were reported... Read More
03 Oct

Bedbugs are the most feared pest among renters

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  • October 3, 2014
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A new apartment often times signals new beginnings – new space, new furniture and new neighbors. There is one thing, however, that concerns renters when they move in to a new residence and it may not be whether the neighbors are noisy or a lack of parking options. According to a survey from national pest control company Orkin and the National Apartment Association released this week, 39 percent of renters said bedbugs were the pest they would “least” want to... Read More