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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 in University of Nebraska Dorms

      Recently, we reported about the University of Nebraska's bed bug infestation. Well, they have dealt with the infestation, but at quite a hefty price! The cost to get rid of bed bugs at the University of Nebraska was estimated at over $300,000!

      Getting rid of bed bugs in dorm rooms

      Getting rid of bed bugs in dorm rooms, or anywhere, is a painstaking job. The University had 2 different pest control companies search room by room for the tiny critters.

      One big challenge that the University faced was that of bed bug phobia or the social stigma that students faced in acknowledging that they had bedbugs in their dorm. Many students were afraid of admitting they have bed bugs; while other students admitted that they would be weary of "hanging out" with a student who had an infestation. Naturally, this causes a problem when searching for and eliminating bed bugs.

      Preventing bed bugs in dorm rooms

      The University of Nebraska has taken measures to warn students not to bring used furniture and mattresses back to the dorms - all in an effort to avoid future infestations. But is it enough? What about bed bugs in carpets and clothing? And, what if student's simply can't afford to heed that advice?We recommend that students, and even University's, begin investing in bed bug mattress covers. In fact, in response to the recent bedbug outbreaks at college campuses across the US, Bedbug.com has created the scientifically engineered and bed bug proof smart buy for dorm rooms. This package deal saves student's money by including the essentials for bed bug prevention!

      Smart Buy for Dorm Room

      bed bugs mattress cover Value Pack includes:

      bed bugs mattress cover 1 Pillow Encasement
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    • 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 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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    • Bedbug.com Affiliate Program

      Have you ever thought about selling bed bug mattress encasement's? Or perhaps offering them to your customers. Whether you're an exterminator, hotel owner or travel blogger, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

      How it works? Sign up for our affiliate program, place ads on your site or via email, and earn commissions for every sale completed! Read more about the Bedbug.com affiliate program here.

    • Finding a Bed Bug Free Apartment In NYC

      The No Bedbugs Allowed Apartment Search

      Trust me, finding a bed bug free apartment in Manhattan is no easy feat. However, hope is not lost if you are willing to put a bit of bed bug prevention effort into your apartment search.bed bugs new york

      Top Bedbug Search Tips:

      1. Look at bedbugregistry.com and make sure there have been no bed bug sitings in the apartment building you're considering moving into.
      2. If there have been bed bugs in your apartment building, look into how your landlord dealt with the infestation.
      3. Ask your landlord before signing the lease. By law, landlords must provide you with a bed bug disclosure statement about any bed bug infestations in the past year.
      4. Be nosy! You're landlords may have something to hide, but chances are that neighbors in your building will be knowledgeable and forthcoming about recent bed bug infestations.
      5. Look into purchasing entomologist tested bed bug proof encasement products to prevent bed bugs from infesting your mattresses and box springs.

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    • 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 on Airplanes

      Traveling with Bed Bugs

      bed bug travel Finding bed bugs in hotels is old news, now you might find the bed bugs on airplanes! After taking a British Airways flight from Los Angeles to London, one business class passenger discovered bed bug bites all over her arms and legs. Believe it or not, this is not the first of bed bug infestations found on airplanes. Last year a business class passenger found bed bug bites on his body after taking a flight with United Airlines. Looks like bed bugs also use airplanes to travel!

      British Airways ignored complaints about the bed bugs one passenger discovered until a website publicizing the airline's bed bug infestation went viral. The airline ended up having to get rid of bed bugs from two of their planes. Many airlines along with British Airways, have faced this issue of bed bugs in the past but it has never been publicized so as not to affect business.

      How to Prevent Bed Bugs on Airplanes:

      Airlines are responsible for preventing bed bugs on flights, but apparently they aren't doing enough to protect their passenger. Take extra caution to make sure you don’t end up with bed bug bites coming off that plane!bed bug travel pillow

      1. Bring your own bed-bug proof pillow and blanket to protect against bed bugs while on your flight
      2. Use anti-bed bug luggage liners and bed bug proof garment bag encasements so that your clothes are protected from bed bug infestations
      3. Be careful about bringing bed bugs into your home – clean your luggage and clothing before entering your house

      Read more about bed bugs on airplanes at www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2011/11/21/bed-bugs-on-airplanes-how-to-fly-bed-bug-free/

    • 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.

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