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    • Bed Bug Bites All Over New York City!

      bed bugs, new york, manhattan, brooklyn, bed bug, bedbugs, bedbug.comNew Yorkers were bitten bad by bedbugs in 2010. During the year, New York’s residential bedbug complaints rose nearly 7%. Nationally, according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), one out of five Americans has either had a bedbug infestation in their home, or knows of someone who has encountered these critters at home, or in a hotel.

      Mr. Sorkin, an entomologist, says that New York City tends to have many more infestations than actual complaints and violations. He says that many people won’t report a bedbug infestation, especially bed bugs in apartment buildings.

      Years: 2009 2010
      Violations: 4,811 4,846
      Complaints: 12,594 13,472

      In case of a bedbug complaint, New York has registered such situations with the city’s 311 nonemergency hotline. When 311 is contacted, the landlord is notified of the complaint and the tenant is then contacted by the department in order to confirm the complaint, prior to making a site visit, followed by a site visit by a pest control professional. In the case that bedbugs are detected, a violation will be issued.

      A national survey says: People are most concerned about encountering bedbugs at hotels, in public transportation, at movie theaters, in retail stores and at medical facilities (NPMA). The association reports that bed bugs are present in every state, with no regional “hot spot” for infestation.

      Respondents in the Midwest and the South: 1 out of 5 encountered bedbugs.
      Respondents in the West: 19% encountered bedbugs.
      Respondents in the Northeast: 17% encountered bedbugs.

      Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association says, "Fairly evenly across the country, people are having experiences with bedbugs. I think so often people think Manhattan is the only city that has bedbugs..."

      Bedbugs seem to be a major problem for travelers, as bed bugs in hotels have become an increasing issue. Bedbug.com offers bed bug travel protection, as well as many other categories of bed bug prevention aids and entomologist approved products!

    • BEDBUG.COM AT PESTWORLD 2009

      From the Desk of Bedbug.com’s Marketing Manager:

      Bedbug.com at PestWorld 2009 fighting the bed bug epidemic

      As the saying goes, “What Happens in Las Vegas, Stays in Las Vegas”, right? Wrong! Our appearance at NPMA’s PestWorld 2009 was so successful that we are feeling the ripples all across the land, and the word has indeed gotten out – Bedbug.com has the best encasement products available, period.

      Why, you ask? We are the only manufacturer to offer a Lifetime Warranty – we truly stand behind our products! We offer a ‘No Questions Asked’ 21 Day Money Back Guarantee!

      Our integrated, patent pending ‘Zip Tech' ™ security plate ensures the bedbugs are locked out as a preventative measure and locked in as part of a total professional pest control treatment solution.

      And, we offer superior, extra strong weaving, designed to ensure no seam stretches, rips or tears! Our encasement products are super comfortable and breathable! Plus, we are proud to say we are the only encasement product to be endorsed by the American Sleep Association!
      But I digress…back to our appearance as PestWorld. You see, it was a gathering of over 3000 people at the Palazzo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. We were one of the event sponsors, providing the badge lanyards that everyone wore throughout the event – they were so popular, they actually ran out before the show even started! We also sponsored the “Schedule at a Glance” , which was well visited throughout.

      We also gave out customized stainless steel travel coffee mugs – another big hit. – I guess there were lots of people drinking the java, working long hours in order to make this convention the success that it was. Glad we could help on that one!

      So, this was the big event where we launched our product line. I must tell you, we were excited to be there and expected good results, but holy cow! Our booth was one of the most popular the entire show. We could hardly talk to everyone who wanted to see, and feel our encasements. But we managed.

      Our visitors included pest control professionals from across the country, as well as from as far as Australia and the Far East. We even had the opportunity to have dinner meetings with some of the attendees – Sushi Samba and bed bugs, yum!

      So, next year, PestWorld unfolds in Honolulu, Hawaii. A dirty job, but someone has to do it! Aloha!

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