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    • San Francisco Landlords Now Being Asked to Provide Bed Bug Mattress and Box Spring Encasements

      New San Francisco Bed Bug Laws

      Why Are Bed Bugs Biting in San Fran?

      Bed bugs are most prevalent in cities that have large urban area's and many travelers - like San Francisco! That's because bedbugs travel on clothing and in luggage & they use humans and other mammals as hosts.

      Bed Bug Avoidance Tips for San Francisco Landlords

      The San Francisco Department of Public Health has already changed the landlord requirements for control of bed bugs two times in the past 5 years, and they are doing it again - this May! Here are some changes that they are proposing and considering requiring landlords to abide by:

      1. Landlords who provide a mattress and box spring in a unit, must also provide appropriate bed bug proof encasings
      2. Landlords provide bed bug prevention guidance to new tenants
      3. Landlords who offer short term rentals may be required to search for bed bugs each month!
      If you are a landlord, you can see more relevant tips to prevent bed bugs for landlords here.

      What Can I do to prevent bed bugs?

      The top 3 bed bug prevention techniques out there are:

      1. Know what bed bugs look like and where they are likely to hide. If you think you may have bed bugs, you can watch this informative video for signs of bed bugs.
      2. Travel Smart - Know how to search for bed bugs and what bed bugs look like. Use this information to search for bedbugs on your next vacation.
      3. Purchase scientifically tested bed bug proof mattress covers and travel encasements.
    • Bed Bugs Hide Away from Bed Bug Sprays in Local High School

      Even after spraying for bed bugs,  GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre found 2 resilient bed bugs. Some articles suggest that the tiny bed bugs hid behind a panel, where the spray did not reach. There is also evidence that suggests that bed bugs, as a species, are becoming more resilient to bed bug sprays in general.

      Bed bug infestations are becoming increasingly problematic in schools across the US. Bed bugs are often called 'hitchhickers' because they are able to travel easily on clothing and in backpacks; following children to and from school.

      Once settled, bed bugs can reproduce quickly, and be difficult to exterminate. The best advice for parents concerned about bed bug infestations is to take preventative measures against bed bugs.

    • Bed Bugs in Student Housing

      Bed bugs are biting in student housing in both Nebraska and Alaska this month! It seems that no fraternity is safe from bed bugs today!

      Dorm room, student housing, college dorm rooms, bed bugs in dorms, bedbugs in student housing, alaska, nebraskaHow disturbing it must be to return back from a relaxing vacation to find bed bugs in your dorm room. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been working hard to contain the bed bugs and the bed bug related drama, which quickly spread across the campus. They have already hired bed bug sniffing dogs and are prepared for the possible expensive task of bed bug eradication on the campus. Bed bug mattress covers have been recommended to students as an affordable way to prevent bed bugs in dorm rooms.

      Anchorage, Alaska has also seen an increase in bed bug infestations over the past few years. The University of Alaska Anchorage recently published an article about a student complaining of itching from bed bug bites. They have taken measures there to contain the infestations, preventing the spread of bed bugs to other student's. They also discussed their frustration with some of the governmental initiatives against bedbugs.

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    • 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 Infest Saratoga Springs Housing

      Bed Bugs in Public Housing

      Saratoga Springs, December 2011. A recent bed bug infestation at a Saratoga Springs public housing building terrifies residents. One resident speaks out about her experience with bed bugs.

      Teresa Grocki, a resident of Stonequist Apartments has been cleaning her mattress, clothing and self to try to get rid of bed bugs in her own apartment. Until recently, when she took her bed bug problem to the City Council. She urged leaders to help her elimiate bed bugs for all the tennants of the building.

      One Tennant Speaks Out About Bed Bugs

      While she was initially embarrased to speak out due to the psychological and sanitary factors associated with bed bugs, she ultimatelly felt empowered to take it to City Council. Grocki was supported by other residents, who signed statements supporting her plea. While there is a stigma associated with bed bug infestations, reporting bed bugs seems to be the best way to enact large scale changes.

      This difficulty is exaserbated in low-income residences, where tennants often cannot afford the cost of bed bug eradication and may be unable to move. Mayor Scott Johnson said Wednesday that his office had sent a code enforcement officer to the high rise after recently being contacted about the problem.

      It is unclear how the bed bugs got there. However, some people believe they may have arrived with visitors from other cities. What is clear is that removing bed bugs from large apartment buildings is a large and expensive project, because all surrounding rooms must be checked and treated for bed bugs. Estimates suggest that getting rid of the bedbugs in Stonequist Apartments would cost about $25,000. We hope that the tennants at Stonequist, as well as across the globe are able to once again sleep tight and eliminate bed bugs.

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    • Volunteers Work to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

      A New Bed Bug Volunteering Project

      In Kreta Ayer, Singapore a new volunteering program has been created – the Stop Pests Project. This projected two-month program, beginning on September 11, 2011, aims to help clean 150 bed bug infested houses on Block 51 – a main rental block in Kreta Ayer.

      'Stop Pests Project' targets 150 bed bug infested homes

      Many elderly and poor individuals, living in this area, are unable to afford getting rid of bed bugs in their houses and so they live alongside the blood-sucking critters. This Stop Pests Project has already racked up corporate investors and has taken public donations to help cover the estimated cost of $250,000.Bed bug infested mattress

      The Stop Pest Project has employed an Origin Exterminators’ beagle to help locate the bed bugs within the many houses. This use of dogs to find bed bugs is a new practice that has been growing both within the United States and out. Once the bed bugs have been located, over 100 volunteers have begun packing up houses for extermination.

      This two-month project is only a test run of what could be a huge campaign to help clean the city of infestations and perhaps prevent bed bugs in the future. In addition to increasing the number of houses targeted by this volunteer program, head of the Stop Pest Project, Dr. Neo hopes to eventually have enough funding to replace the infested furniture and bed bug ridden mattresses.   

      Read more about protecting your mattresses from infestations at http://lnk.nu/bedbug.com/1s15.aspx

    • SecureSleep.com Prices Slashed!

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    • Bed Bugs Bite Vacationers to Hawaii

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      Waikiki  - Bed bugs have made thier way to the vacation hot spot of Waikiki, ruining a vacation for one New Jersey family. The family states that they found bed bugs as well as bed bug fecal stains on thier at the Waikiki Sunset hotel mattresses.

      Bed bugs are said to have spread via worldwide travel, and here is one traumatic example of such a bed bug infestation. The family was immidiately moved to a new floor and compensated for thier stay, but claim that they are still suffering bedbug anxiety, and are unable to sleep through the night.

      Bed bugs seem to be making a true comeback in Hawaii and may hitch rides to and from this tropical location through increased travel thoughout the US and the world. In fact in 2010, "a professional exterminator told Hawaii News Now his company was responding to three or four bed bug infestations a week on Oahu," both in homes, hotels or even restaurants.

      This reinforces the need to check your hotel for bed bugs and invest in bedbug travel protection prior to planning your next family vacation.

    • Bed bugs show up in New York City public schools

      In New York City, bed bugs have been reportedly found in public schools and even one famous Sports Club. So don’t let the name fool you; bed bugs don’t just stay in your bed.

      Bed Bugs in NYC Public Schools
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      Bed bugs travel from private homes into classrooms using students as their form of transportation. Bed bugs in NYC public schools is not a new phenomenon, just a growing one. With each unlucky New York City public schools’ discovery, this increasingly frequent occurrence draws more attention due to the school’s obligation to inform parents when even just one of these bugs is found.

      Students carry the blood-sucking bugs on their clothes or even their book bags making it all the more important for parents to prevent infestations in their homes. While measures have been taken to encourage parents to prevent bed bug infestations many homes are already affected and therefore keep this problem ongoing. If prevention is no longer an option, parents should at least act to contain their problem with products like SecureSleep™ Smart Buy for Home.

      mattress covers prevent bed bugs | SecureSleep These products can trap bed bugs where their name suggests they belong – the bed – and with bed bug proof bedding covers prevent the bugs from biting and spreading. By isolating the problem, NYC schools are hoping to see less numbers of these critters that have increased by three times this past year and caused considerable damage.

      Read more about the NYC public school bed bug problems at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017740/Start-scratching--The-number-bedbugs-New-York-Citys-public-schools-TRIPLES-year.html

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