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    Bed Bug Elimination

    • Bed bugs are on the Rise!

      New Bed Bug Statistics including:

      • Bedbug populations have increased by 500% in the past few years
      • Bed bugs in Manhattan schools may be up by nearly 300%
      • Bed bugs live in a U.S. state near you!
      • Most people fear getting bed bugs while staying at a hotel, but few people inspect thier clothing and hotel rooms for bed bugs!
      • Getting rid of bed bugs can easily cost over $1,000 USD.
      • See below for more, inclusing bed bug prevention tips!

      Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
      Text by: http://www.bedbug.com

      Graphical Depiction by: bedbugs.org

    • Bed Bugs Spotted at the Ritz Carlton Hotel

      The Ritz Carlton recently had to deal with a guest complaining about bedbugs. While the manager has assured news personnel that the infestation has been taken care of, this report brings to light the consistent problem of bed bug infestations. Travelers bring bed bugs with them, whether they travel in a tent or a 5-star hotel, that's the simple reality.

      Hotel management and travelers alike should be careful to take the appropriate measures to prevent bed bug infestations in hotels.

    • Bed Bug Infestations in North Carolina Homeless Shelters Get Out of Hand

      Homeless shelters in Winston-Salem and Greensboro have recently reported many bed bug infestations. To deal with the problem, they have had to buy new mattresses and pillows and tighten their check-in procedures.

      Bed bugs are known to travel on clothing, so one of the best ways that homeless shelters can prevent re-infestation is by washing the clothing of any new members who are admitted and looking into bed bug mattress covers for their beds.

      Many shelters have had to look to government funds and even request extra donations to control their bed bug infestations.

    • Schools Teaching Parents about Bed Bug Prevention

      Danbury bedbug prevention meetingBed bug infestations can be really scary for parents, who don't always know how to best eliminate bed bugs. Bedbug.com was recently notified that the Danbury School System will be hosting a bed bug information forum this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Danubury High School.

      We are thrilled to hear that bed bug information is being distributed to parents in a preventative manner. Our mission at Bedbug.com is to prevent bed bugs from entering your home by providing entomologist tested bed bug mattress and luggage encasement products, specifically for children and families. We highly recommend that you encourage your child school administration to host similar bedbug forums to help reduce infestations in your neighborhood!

    • Bed Bug Protection in the Form of Arm Hair?

      Bed Bugs and Arm HairNew studies indicate that bed bugs are less likely to bite individuals with more arm hair. Researchers believe this is because the hair slows down the bed bugs and warns the person being bitten. A few brave individuals volunteered to test this theory. Bed bug bites are in fact most likely to occur on the face, wrists and feet; where hair is least likely to grow.

      Researchers have gone so far as to suggest that preventing bed bug and other insect bites are the reason why we have arm hair. While this theory may sound extreme, it is plausible considering that the thin hair covering our arms and legs is not quite long enough to protect us from the elements, as it does for other mammals.

      Read more about bed bug prevention at our Bed Bug Knowledge Center.

    • Bug Bed on "I'm a Celebrity"

       Bugs in Bed Challenge on “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here”

      This past week on the “I’m a Celebrity” show, the blue team won the horrific “Beat the Bugs Challenge”, also known as the Bed Bug Challenge. Imagining your warm bed at home infested with bed bugs is bad enough, but these participants had to spend the night in beds within Perspex boxes with all kinds of jungle critters crawling around.

      bed bug infestation Each team got to choose which “bed bugs” went into the other teams boxes – snakes, rats, cockroaches and crabs are just a few of their options. The team that spent the most time in the bed bug infested beds won the challenge. The blue team won with 35 hours and 56 minutes, while the orange team only had a total of 29 hours and 22 minutes. Maybe if the  orange team had bed bug protection, they could have stood a chance against the blue team.

      This challenge kept many of the participants up all night and had many of them in tears. But then again who could sleep with so many bugs in bed? After watching that episode of the TV show, its not easy crawling into bed while hoping nothing else is crawling in. Sleep better with a bed bug mattress encasement that can keep the bed bugs out.

    • Bed Bugs in Hair

      Protect a bed, a couch, a chair from getting bed bugs because they might end up in your hair! There is tons of information out there about getting rid of bed bugs from your homes and clothes but what happens when you get bed bugs in your hair? Who even knew you could get bed bugs in hair?

      Bed bugs Prefer Brunettes

      bed bug in hairBed bugs go everywhere! And it might make you want to consider shaving off all your hair, but bed bugs can get in your hair. Unlike lice, bed bugs do not prefer to be in hair; what the bed bugs prefer is skin. However, hair does have some attractive qualities to bed bugs. Bed bugs like warm environments and a head covered with hair is warm.  They also prefer dark places and hair can provide this a dark hidden sanctuary for bed bugs – which can mean that bed bugs probably prefer brunettes.

      Bed bugs travel very quickly from one place to another, so lying in an infested bed or putting your head on a couch with bed bugs can easily cause the bugs to transfer to your hair. As gross as bed bugs in hair sounds, it’s not as bad as you think. Bed bugs are unable to navigate through hair as efficiently as lice can so simply using a nit comb or lice shampoo can easily get rid of bed bugs from your hair.

      The best way to prevent getting bed bugs in your hair, is to prevent getting bed bugs in your home. Protect your bed, couches and belongings with the proper bed bug proof encasements that trap bed bugs and prevent infestations keeping the bed bugs away from your skin and hair.

    • Bed Bug Lawsuits

      Bed Bug Lawyers – An Increasingly Popular Profession

      bed bugAs bed bug infestations are showing up in more and more places, bed bug lawyers have become more and more popular. Getting rid of bed bugs is the least of commercial property owners’ worries now that these new lawyers are filing bed bug lawsuits. These new indirect costs that bed bug infestations are creating for bed bug lawyers and bed bug insurance far exceed the direct costs of bed bugs such as for bed bug mattress encasements and bed bug extermination.

      bed bug mattress encasementIn Baltimore, on October 24th, the first bed bug lawsuit was reported by ABC news as “the first of what could end up binge many.” In this bed bug lawsuit, Kristen Saunders won $40,000 in damages because her apartment management took over a month to get rid of bed bugs from within her apartment. In Ohio, Knights Inn is facing its second bed bug lawsuit for failing to do their part in preventing bed bug infestations and inefficiently removing bed bugs from their motel rooms. Theres even a bed bug lawsuit against Knox County Jail, filed by a woman who claimed to be injured due to bed bug bites in her eye during the time she served in the jail.

      These new lawsuits are perhaps more frightening than the bed bugs are themselves. Property owners better figure it out sooner than later that unless they take preventative measures they will not only face a bed bug infestation but likely, a bed bug lawsuit.

      Bedbug tips for Property Owners:

      1. encasing every mattress and box spring to protect against bed bugs
      2. Bed bug extermination can cost between $4K and $10k or even more, depending on the size of your facility, and the degree of infestation. Buy encasements in bulk and save tons of money of mattress replacement while keeping the bed bugs out at the same time.
      3. Use metal headboards and closet hanging bars when ever possible
      4. Educate tenants about the threat of bed bugs. Tell them what bed bugs look like, how to spot them, and what to do if they turn up.
      5. Keep halls and public areas free of clutter
      6. Contact your local health authorities to learn more about your legal obligations regarding bed bugs, and have a plan of action ready to go if bed bugs turn up.

      Read more about bed bug lawsuits at http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/hotel-faces-2nd-bedbug-lawsuit-1274614.html

    • Bed Bugs Found in Vancouver Library Book

      Warning: Pick Books Wisely at the Library, Because You Might Just Find A Bed Bug Book

      It’s bad enough we have to worry about finding bed bugs in bed, but now we have to worry that we might find bed bugs in books? In Vancouver, on Saturday, October 26th, a resident had an unpleasant surprise when he opened up his library book to find a red bug crawling across the page.

      what a bed bug looks likeAt first the library patron wasn’t sure what the red bug was, but after searching on Google he discovered what bed bugs look like and even found more within his book. The library patron cleaned his home to prevent a bed bug infestation from occurring and to get rid of bed bugs that might have escaped from the book. He made sure to capture some of the bed bugs in order to let the library know about the situation.

      In the past month, other library branches have been closed in New Westminster and Burnaby after library visitors began finding bed bugs in some of the books. However, despite this horrific discovery, the Vancouver library system does not plan on closing any  of its library branches. Also, due to the huge size of the library, with over 10 million items, they do not plan to have a full-inspection because of the major inconvenience and energy that it would take.

      Read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/books/story/2011/10/27/bc-bed-bugs-vancouver-library.html

    • Bed Bug Registry

      Bed Bug Registry Reports Bed Bug Infestations

      Make sure you don't find yourself checking into an infested with bed bugs hotel by using a bed bug registry. Before checking into a new hotel, or taking a cruise it is essential you do your research. "Bed bug travel" has become a very common term as the two - bed bugs and travel - have become deeply linked especially over the past year.

      bed bugs usaBed bug reports have almost tripled in the past year, which may be due to an increased resistance to insecticides, (Read more about bed bug resistance here), so it has become even more important to keep track of these new bug infestations. A bed bug registry, depending on how good it is, will provide a list of recent bed bug reports. Bedbugregistry.com is one example of these kind of registries - it is a database of bed bug reports from users across the United States and Canada.
      According to this registry, as well as many others, bed bugs are a big problem! They are a problem that could easily be prevented with the proper caution, but due their new resistance are becoming harder to get rid of.

      Tips for avoiding bed bugs while traveling:
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      1. Before booking a hotel, look up if any bed bug sightings have been reported on a bed bug registry.
      2. Find out what bed bugs look like and learn how to check a hotel room for bed bugs.
      3. When packing, pack all clothing in anti-bedbug luggage liners and bring along your own bedbug-proof pillow case and anti-bedbug laundry bag. Don't forget to also bring a small flashlight to help you look for bed bugs in the hotel room.
      4. Try not to leave your luggage on the bed or floor and keep all clothes not being used sealed in anti-bed bug luggage liners or the anti-bedbug laundry bag.
      5. Before checking out, recheck your belongings and the hotel room for bed bugs so that you don't bring any bed bugs back home with you.

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