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    • Does diatomaceous earth kill bed bugs?

      Diatomaceous earth is a remarkable, all-natural product made from tiny fossilized water plants. It is believed that 30 million years ago the diatoms, tiny, single-celled algae found in plankton, built up into deep, chalky deposits of diatomite.

      kill bed bugs, pest control, natural bed bug killerHow is Diatomaceous earth made?

      The diatoms are mined and ground up, resulting in a powder that resembles and has the same texture as talcum powder.

      What does it look like?

      It comes out to look like fine, white, crystalline powder made up of the fossilized shells of the microscopic diatoms.

      What is it composed of?

      3% magnesium, 33% silicon, 19% calcium, 5% sodium, 2 % iron, and many other trace minerals such as titanium, boron, manganese, copper and zirconium.

       

      Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth can be utilized as a pest control device. It is safe around animals and children. Diatomaceous earth is a deadly product to those insects comprised of exoskeletons. Bedbugs are amongst the list of insects it kills and repels.

      Diatomaceous Earth’s potential to kill is due to its sharp microscopic edges, and not because of a chemical action like most toxic poisons.

      How does diatomaceous earth kill bed bugs?

       

      bed bug, bed bugs, bedbugs, bedbug, infestation, bed bug infestation, bed bug protectionThe bedbugs hard bodies are sliced open by the material, and literally are dried out, leading to their deaths.

       

      Complete insect control and extermination may take up to several days for the bed bugs to die off. Although chemical poisons act faster and have a shorter residual effect, and Diatomaceous Earth works slower; diatomaceous earth will remain active and nontoxic as long as it remains in the environment.

      The process by which Diatomaceous Earth kills bed bugs is natural, containing no synthetic chemicals, odors, or additives of any sort. Once Diatomaceous Earth mineral is applied, it resides until swept up or vacuumed.

      Additional effective, and entomologist approved ways of protecting you and your household from these bed bug pests are available on www.bedbug.com

    • Bed bugs on Cruise Ships

      It seems as if there is nowhere to hide from bed bugs. Not even a vacation can rid us of these insects, as they have reached us even at sea on cruises!

      Despite their presence, there are ways to avoid bed bug encounters.

      Tips for before your cruise:

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      -Check for past bed bug reports on your cruise line at Cruise-bruise.com.

      -Ask your cruise line if they encase their bedding with bed bug proof encasement's.

      -Ask the cruise line if they have had any bed bug cases before.

      -Pack a flashlight so you can inspect for the presence of bed bugs.

      -Know what bed bugs and bed bug bites look like.

      -Pack an anti-bedbug laundry bag and bring washable clothes in case you must launder them while on board.

      Bedbug precautions while on the cruise:

      -Check your clothes and body after each destination before getting back on the ship.

      -Inspect your cabin thoroughly for signs of bed bugs before unpacking. Look behind     head boards, in seams and drawers.

      -If your room does have or has had bed bugs, request to be placed in a new stateroom as far away from the original as possible. DO NOT bring your luggage into a room that has bed bugs!

      Where do bed bugs come from in the first place?

      -Bed bugs usually start in a hotel, get into someone’s luggage and then come into the cruise ship with the passenger. For ultimate protection, purchase anti-bed bug luggage liners, and check your luggage before getting back on your ship.

      -If you suspect bed bugs on board you ship, immediately notify the purser’s office, and arrange to see the doctor on board for documentation purposes.

    • Bedbugs in NYC Senior Low Income Housing

      Bed bugs are still biting throughout New York City. Most recently, bedbugs have been spotted in the Fairmont in Fairview Township.

      Bed bugs have been seen on the bedding and furniture by residents there. News reports claim that they are spraying for the bugs and asking residents to "keep clean."

      While being tidy may be helpful in preventing bed bugs, cleanliness alone will not eliminate or kill bed bus.

      For more tips on how to prevent bed bugs or approved bed bug elimination companies near you, please visit us at http://www.bedbug.com.

    • Bedbugs making a comeback? Thursdays Afternoon Schmooze

      Tune in to the Afternoon Schmooze talk show on the Rusty Mike Online Radio station Thursday, Dec at 2, 10:30 pm EST, where Richard Saffern, Bedbug.com's Director of Marketing & Strategic Business Development, will be talking with host Nettie Feldman about the coming bedbug invasion, and what you can do to keep your family bedbug free.

      To listen, go to www.rustymikeradio.com and click on the "Listen Live" button.

      Or, to get bed bug protection now, please feel free to browse recommended bed bug products.

    • The Waldorf Astoria bitten by bed bugs!

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      York City is beginning to wear her name to her full extent. Bed bugs seem to be conquering every area of the city. A recent case concerning bed bugs in New York City sprouted in the historic Waldorf Astoria hotel. A couple staying at this renowned resort with their two children are suing the hotel and claim that they woke up with bed bug bites after their stay. They filed a complaint wit the hotel, and were given a new room and additional spa compensations. Arriving to their new suite, this Michigan family discovered the creeping crawlers had followed. Opening their suitcases, they found them to be bed bug infested. In addition, the couple had to take their two daughters to the emergency room, due to allergic reactions to bed bug bites.

      Unfortunately, most people don't know that this could have been prevented with the simple, affordable precaution of purchasing bed bug proof luggage liners.

      The Waldorf Astoria has had two other bed bug complaints this year. They have since had their rooms inspected, and have stated that the safety of their guests is of paramount importance to them. Upon inspection, no evidence or indication of bed bug presence was discovered.

      For tips on how to ensure your hotel is bedbug free, feel free to visit http://www.bedbug.com.

    • Bed Bugs - The Endless “Epidemic”

      Bed bugs are popular in places inhabited by humans; from apartments to
      office buildings to historic hotels. Where we go, they go, and their invasion targets have
      reached unexpected heights. There are tons of facts and tips about bed bugs all over the web.

      Bed bugs have hit downtown offices in New York city, including J.P Morgan Chase.
      Following this case, Elle fashion magazine offices in New York, as well as Brooklyn
      District Attorney Charles Hynes, have needed to call an exterminator.

      Education centers have joined the list as well. Bed bugs have been reported in Chicago’s Public Schools’ headquarters. The 20 floors of their building have been recently treated, due to an employee reporting bites. Dorm rooms of the University of North Texas were forced to be evacuated, owing to detection of bed bugs. Bed bugs have infected beyond dorm rooms, and were even spotted in the library of the University of Indiana.

      A survey has shown that bed bugs have prominently been discerned in various
      commercial businesses. They are striking major tourist attractions, especially in
      New York City, including Time Square’s AMC theaters, Victoria Secret on Lexington,
      Hollister in Soho, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Nike. In addition to infestations of tourist
      attractions and shopping centers, government buildings, such as Washington’s Federal
      building and Jersey City court house were infected.

      Attempt after attempt, experts have concluded that these notoriously hard to kill bugs will not always be eliminated by simple sprays. Bed bugs can survive for up to a year off of one feeding of human blood, and can reproduce a myriad of offspring, leading to alarming infestations in six months. Properly and permanently exterminating these critters is one of the biggest challenges. In order not to be faced with this obstacle, precautions CAN be taken!
      Bedbug.com offers a catalog of entomologist approved bed bug protection products made to help prevent you from becoming a victim!

    • Waldorf gets bitten by bed bugs!

      One women staying in the Waldorf hotel last month complained of bed bugs in her hotel room.

      The hotel immediately upgraded her room, but not until after she had to be treated for a rash on her body.

      The Waldorf also comments that they checked the room for bed bugs afterwards, but were unable to find any.

      Bed bugs are prevalent in homes and hotels at all economic levels.

      If you are traveling and would like to stay bed bug free, no matter what your accommodations, you can look into these helpful bed bug prevention tips when going to a hotel.

    • Bed Bugs in Washington D.C.

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      Bed bugs have made their way into the federal building that houses the U.S. Agency for
      International Development in Washington. Luckily, they did not infest the whole building, but
      targeted single offices at the agency’s tower in the Ronald Reagan Building and International
      Trade Center. USAID said they would treat infected areas and become proactive to prevent any
      future infestations. Bed bugs feed on human blood and can cause itching and welts in some people.
      If you suspect that you may have bed bugs in your home or office, you can get more information from this vast bed bug knowledge center and bedbug movie.
    • NPMA Applauds Reps. Butterfield and Young For Action Against Bed Bugs

      The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) applauds Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Don Young (R-AK) for creating a Congressional Bed Bug Forum set to take place on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Capitol Visitor Center. The Forum will focus on the federal government’s response to the bed bug resurgence and ways in which it can more effectively help assist Americans in managing this pest.

      Wednesday, September 22, 2010

      Fairfax, VA

      For more information, click here


    • Bed Bugs Bloom in Bloomingdales

      bloomies, bed bugs, bedbugs, bloomingdales, nyc bed bugsThe severity of bed bug infestations have sprouted to a maximum. It seems that, one by one, clothing stores have to shut down due to a bed bug problem. Bloomingdales, located on Manhattans east 59th street, was New York’s latest top leading store to close temporarily because of a bed bug. Yes, a single bed bug. The store took this measure because where one bed bug is found, many others can arise.  Bed bugs commute by traveling on people’s clothes and bags and that once they are inside of a store or a home, they feed and multiply.

      Other retail stores that were affected by bed bugs were Hollister, Niketown, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Victoria’s Secret. Evidently, this bed bug resurgence is not easily controlled. It has become such a serious issue that the City Council has created an Advisory Board to discuss how this problem should be dealt with. Ironically, even members of the health department have been hit with the bed bug epidemic.

      Although no universal remedy has been found for this widespread plague, there are precautions that can be taken to prevent bed bugs from affecting your bedyour children at collegeyour children and your suitcases and clothing when traveling.

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      CLICK HERE for more tips on how to avoid bed bugs.

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