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    • 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.
    • How Much Does It Cost to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

      Killing Bed Bugs Costs More than You'd Think!

      Getting rid of bed bugs is no easy feat. How much money have you spent on pest management this year?  Is there truly any limit on how much money you are willing to spend to make sure you do not wake with bed bug bites?

      Based on a recent poll by the Bedbug.com Bed Bug Blog, 90% of voters have spent over $100 getting rid of bed bugs, with 27% having spent between $501 and $1,000 and a whopping 31% having spent between %1,000 and $3,000!

      Getting rid of bed bugs poll

      Does taking care of bed bug infestations really cost an average of $500-$3,000? While quotes vary depending on the severity and conditions of the situation, it is definitely not unusual to get a quote anywhere upward of $500-per-room for pest management.

      When getting rid of bed bugs is so expensive, why wait to break the bank trying to get rid of problem that can easily be prevented for a fraction of the price? Today, with SecureSleep bed bug proof products, such as bed bug mattress encasements, bed bug proof pillow cases, and even bed bug protective laundry and garment bags - there is no reason not to take caution and save yourself what could be a lot of money.

      Let us know how much money you have spent taking care of a bed bug problem:

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    • Bed Bugs Resisting Insecticides

      New research may shed light on how to get rid of bed bugs

      With the sudden resurgence of bed bug infestations popping up not only in New York but all over the United States, many are wondering “What does it take to kill bed bugs and keep them away?” New research has discovered that the new strain of bed bugs is actually resisting many of today’s bed bug insecticides.

      bed bug People may be relying too much on using these, no longer effective, insecticides to get rid of bed bugs instead of taking preventative measures such as using bed bug proof encasements. The research, published on PLos One this Wednesday, uncovered the underlying genetic mechanism that bed bugs use to withstand many of the common pyrethroids, like deltamethrin and beta-cyfluthrin.

      The research noted that the modern “resistant” bed bugs are over 5,000 times more resistant to detamethrin and over 100 times more resistant to beta-cyfluthrin than the older “susceptible’ strain of bed bugs. Using genetic sequencing, Adelman et. al have found that this resistance is probably due to an increase in the newer bed bugs’ metabolic resistance.

      This discovery may be the key reason for the sudden return of bed bugs to the United States. Resistance is something that needs to be monitored and accounted for in order to control bed bug infestations, and this new information is the key to creating more effective products.

      Read more at www. news.yahoo.com/us-researchers-study-bed-bugs-resistance-032111808.html

    • What are Bed Bug Mattress Encasements?

      Bed Bug Mattress Encasements are mattress covers that restrict the movement of bed bugs to the outside of the encasement, preventing an infestation in the mattress and box spring. Securesleep.com offers scientifically-tested Bed Bug Mattress Encasements that are proven to stop the penetration of bed bugs in fabric, and prevent bed bugs from spreading. These mattress encasements can be used for preventative measures, or on mattresses that have or have had bed bug infestations.

      What happens to bed bugs when a mattress encasement is used?

      bed bug mattress encasementBed bugs are trapped between the mattress encasements and the mattress where they will eventually die from starvation. Adult bed bugs can live over a year without a blood meal, and nymphs (baby bed bugs) can survive for three months. Therefore, the performance of your encasement is very important to keep bed bugs inside (where they are trapped and can not reach you) or outside of your bed depending on when you encase your mattress.

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      Full measures: 54W x 75L up to 16" depth
      Queen measures: 60W x 80L up to 16" depth
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    • Bed Bugs Force DMV To Close

      Bed Bugs at the Littleton, Colorado DMV

      bed bugIn Littleton, Colorado bed bugs were found on one DMV employee's desk and as a result the DMV has shut down. Bed bugs are not only driving people out of their houses, hotels, and favorite stores but now they are keeping people out of their DMVs.  The DMV will remain closed until it is thoroughly inspected and completely free of any bed bugs. Getting rid of bed bugs is no easy task, but in this case it is important that it is done, not only thoroughly, but quickly. Bed bugs are creeping up in more and more commercial and public places, they are no longer staying true to their name as they recently have been found far from the bedroom.

      The DMV is expected to open on Monday, but the date can be pushed off if bed bugs are found after investigations. The situation has inconvenienced many people and at this point all that can be done is precaution to prevent a future reoccurrence. Bed bugs may not spread diseases but their bites are not painless. These bugs spread very easily and therefore, infestations must be treated properly.

      Read more about detecting bed bugs and preventing infestations here. 

    • SecureSleep.com Launches New Bed Bug Products

      New SecureSleep Bed Bug Products

      Who wants to worry about killing bed bugs? I think it's pretty safe to assume getting rid of bed bug infestations is not a task many people would wish for. SecureSleep.com has made it their mission to come up with new solutions for keeping bed bugs away, so getting rid of bed bugs does not become a problem their customers have to worry about.

      Today, bed bug protection has reached its new height with SecureSleep’s two new products: the bed bug proof garment bag encasement and bed bug clothing protection hamper.

      Bed Bug Proof Garment Bag

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      Securesleep.com has created new garment bags that not only keep your clothes crease-free but also keep them bed bug-free.  These 52” garment bags are machine washable and are easily portable so you can even fight bed bugs on the go. They can even be used to hang up clothes in hotel rooms where bed bugs are always a problem and prevent you from bringing bed bugs, hidden in your clothes, home. (Read more about bed bugs in hotel rooms here).

      Bed Bug Clothing Protection Hamper

      bed bug hamperYou probably have never thought you had to worry about the dirty clothes you just threw in the hamper – but those dirty clothes could become even more “dirty” if infested by bed bugs. Securesleep.com has solved this problem for you with their new bed bug proof hamper that will prevent any bed bugs from infesting your clothes and even worse spreading to other parts of your house. The machine washable bed bug bag can be folded for easy storage, and stands up when filled with clothes.

      Both the bed bug proof garment bag and bed bug protection hamper are very easy and convenient solutions for protecting your clothes against bed bugs. Buy with confidence because all SecureSleep products are Entomologist tested effective and have lifetime warranties.

    • Bed Bugs Come to Hollywood

      Hollywood hotel sued for Bed Bugs

      This year a rising number of hotels have had to get rid of bed bugs from many of their rooms, and this definitely does not exclude hotels in the glamorous Hollywood.

      bed bugs in hotel roomI guess not everything is picture-perfect in Hollywood. A couple staying in one of Hollywood’s hotels found a bed bug crawling across a pillow as they lay down to sleep. To their horror, the bed bug was not alone – as they found multiple bed bugs crawling all over the bed when they pulled down the sheets. Perhaps the most frightening part of the story is that the hotel, presented with the bed bug situation, only offered to switch the couple’s room – which they very smartly declined. The couple returned home and ended up getting rid of all their stuff to prevent bed bugs from spreading. The couple reported that the hotel handled the situation very poorly and only called for exterminators 17 days later.

      The bed bug attacked couple have attempted to receive compensation from the hotel for doctor visits, damaged items and the “stay” at the hotel but the hotel refused.  Part of the law suit that has resulted from this bed bug case, is the requirement that the hotel provide the proper information for how to deal with bed bugs if similar future cases arise.

      Tips for handling bed bugs include:
      1. Call your Pest Management Professional
      2. Do not touch or move anything unless instructed to do so by the professional
      3. Once bed bugs are eliminated prevent bed bugs from coming back. Buy the appropriate anti-bed bug mattress encasements, anti-bed bug pillow cases, and bed bug prevention luggage liners.

      Read more about dealing with bed bugs while traveling here.

      More about the story can be found at http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/7888873-418/couple-suing-hollywood-casino-joliet-and-hotel-saying-room-had-bedbugs.html

    • Bed Bug Insecticide Kills Human Instead of Bugs

      Bed Bug insecticides kill one and harm many

      In North Carolina, a woman dies after attempting to kill bed bugs using 18 cans of insecticides. In fact, she is just one of an already known 110 individuals harmed by bed bug insecticides in the past three years. CDC officials are suggesting that people rely on exterminators rather than attempt to fight the bed bugs themselves. It could mean their life!bed bug adult

      The sudden scare of bed bug insecticides has encouraged people to take preventative measures. Bed bug mattress encasements and pillow covers can keep bed bugs out and prevent the need for using these harmful insecticides.

      bed bug infestation, mattress encasementPerhaps the most frightening thing about this increasingly common occurrence is that the bed bugs themselves do not spread sickness. Even though the bloodsucking critters are a huge bother, it is the insecticide products used to kill them that cause the most harm.

      Read more about avoiding bed bugs so you do not have to resort to using harmful products

      Find more information at: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/scores-sick-died-kill-bedbugs-14581539

    • Bed Bug Covers and More - Mattress Covers Ship Free Securesleep.com

      This mattress cover promotion is now over, but for those of you who missed it don’t worry – You still have a chance to save on SecureSleep.com! Enter coupon code:  I15TY5KSD at the Secure Sleep checkout to receive 10% all travel items.

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      With a money back guarantee and lifetime warranty there's no reason not to log on to Securesleep.com right now and save yourself the headache of getting rid of bed bugs. All Secure Sleep products have been laboratory tested and have been proven to keep bed bugs away.

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      If you’re currently dealing with killing bed bugs, these Secure Sleep products can prevent having to deal with bed bugs again. Don’t give those bed bugs any chance to get into your beds, closets, and travel bags!

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