Archive for September, 2012

Bed Bug Registry

30 Sep

Bed Bug Registry

The Bed Bug Registry is ( a free, public database of user-submitted bed bug reports from across the United States and Canada. Founded in 2006, the site has collected about 20,000 reports covering 12,000 locations.

The Bed Bug Registry exists to give travelers and renters a reliable and neutral platform for reporting their encounters with bed bugs. Though most Americans have still never come across one, these retro pests are spreading extremely quickly across American and Canadian cities.

Bed bugs are easy to transport in luggage and very hard to get rid of. For this reason they have become an especial nuisance for hotels, dorms, hospitals, movie theaters, libraries, and other public spaces. You can’t tell whether a building or hotel room has them based on cleanliness – the bugs can thrive anywhere there are cracks and crevices to hide in.

Until a reliable, safe pesticide becomes available, avoiding bed bug encounters will be the only reliable way to ensure they don’t spread into your own home.

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Bed Bug

29 Sep

Bed Bugs: Your Unlikely Room Mate

Bed Bug

You should check on your room, especially your bed. You may have unwanted room mates, or worse bed mates. The unlikely being referred here is the insect commonly called bed bugs.

What are bed bugs?

Bed bug is one among the millions of species of the insect world. Scientifically, common bed bugs are known as Cimex lectularius.

Bed bugs are wingless insects. The belief that bed bugs only bite humans is wrong. Birds, dogs, cats, in short, every mammal that can come into contact with the infested bed or surroundings can be affected by bed bugs.

Bed bugs are so tiny, that one can hardly see it. The biggest bed bugs, however, during their final stage of maturity can reach about 25% of an inch long. Usually, bed bugs are oval-shaped and they appear flattened when viewed from top to bottom.

Bed bugs are usually colored deep brown or cream to white. There are also bed bugs that appear burnt orange in color.

Life span

After feeding blood, bed bugs may look like black insects or dark red. That indicates that the bed bug has already stored food inside its body. Adult bed bugs can last more than a year without sucking blood. It is different for younger or baby bed bugs. Bed bugs on the average life span, needs about three to four replenishments or feeding sessions before it lay eggs and completes its life span.

Bed bugs normally thrive in dark spots or areas in the house. Bed bugs can also live in beds, beneath them, underneath them or inside them. Bed bugs may appear smart because they know when to attack prospective hosts— when they are asleep.

When bed bugs bite, they normally do not produce stinging sensation. Sometimes, it is also hard to distinguish bed bug bites from the usual mosquito bites.

Control of bed bugs

Bed bugs are hard to control. There are a lot of pesticides that can kill the parasite, but it is advisable that you consult a pest control expert to control and exterminate bed bugs.

There a lot of harmful pesticides that can surely kill bed bugs. You may not want to exterminate yourself and your loved ones along with bed bugs, right?

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Bed Bug Extermination

27 Sep

How The War On Exterminating Bed Bugs


Bed Bug Extermination

Bed bugs hide in the cracks of furniture, in the mattresses, throw pillow, beneath the sofa and everywhere else you can think of. This is why exterminating of bed bugs is tedious work. All the possible places for the bed bugs to live in are searched and turned over before beginning the actual process of exterminating of bed bugs. This is to ensure that there will be no more bed bugs left once the treatment is complete.

It is wise not to do the exterminating of bed bugs on your own. The clothes, bed sheets, line, pillowcases, blankets and the like must be washed before the treatment begins.

Seal any gaps in the furniture, floorboards and cracks where the bed bugs can hide.

After that, step side and let the professionals start the exterminating of bed bugs in your home.

The process of bed bug extermination continues with the application of insecticide spray on the furniture.  A professional does the exterminating of bed bugs with the proper protective gear.

Exterminating of bed bugs infestation is tedious work and requires a lot of patience.  By making sure that all the areas have been sprayed properly, the exterminating of bed bugs will be more effective.

After the exterminating of bed bugs through spraying of insecticides, the next process is to use insecticide dust. This dusting is very important in exterminating of bed bugs because this is what kills the bed bugs. The insecticide dust reaches for those areas that have the spray has left behind.

The entire process of bed bug extermination can last three days to weeks, depending on the infestation. Normally, the exterminating of bed bugs was quicker with the houses being sprayed with DDT. But now the process is more targeted, meaning slower but thorough.

This doesn’t mean that the new procedure for exterminating of bed bugs is less effective.

Homes are not the only ones fighting for the exterminating of bed bugs. Hotels, vintage shops, motels, dormitories and apartments all have a war with exterminating of bed bugs. Maintaining proper hygiene on these properties can great reduce the bed bug infestation.

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Where Do Bed Bugs Live

26 Sep

Where Do Bed Bugs Live

Bed Bugs in Mattress

Bed Bugs are bugs that live in and around beds, most commonly they are found under beds, in mattresses, skirting boards, bed frames and cracked plaster. They can be found almost anywhere in your house or other buildings. They are also found in fabric and wood, not metal and plastic.

Places to look include:

• In mattresses and box springs (especially in the seams or creases)

• In bed frames and headboards

• Along and under the edge of carpet (behind beds and furniture)

• In hardwood fl oors (check corners or cracks)

• In moulding and baseboard cracks

• Behind picture frames and wall hangings

• In switch plates and outlets

• Under loose wallpaper and paneling

• In clothing stored in closets and drawers

• Inside clocks, phones, TVs and smoke detectors

• In cloth chairs and sofas (check seams, skirts, and under cushions

Bed Bugs feed on blood from both humans and animals, but can go without feeding for over a year. The live in dark areas and are attracted to body warmth and carbon dioxide.

Bed Bugs often leave bites on your skin that can be very itchy and irritable, however on occasion people don’t even realise they have been bitten as different people react in different ways.

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Bed Bug Pest Control

25 Sep

Controlling Bed Bugs and Other Pests

Bed Bug pest Control

Pests have always been part of the major problems or concerns that affect the industries of agriculture and production. Through the years, mankind has developed different and potent equipment and chemicals to control pests.

Bed bugs are one among those pests that affect households. If formerly bed bugs thrive in bird’s ‘nests,’ now bed bugs also thrive in people’s ‘nests.’

It is believed that in developed countries, five out of ten apartments have bed bugs in it. In the developing countries, the figure can be worse.

Bed bugs are small insects. They are among the millions or billions of insect species.

Bed bugs are very resilient insects. It is because bed bugs, in their entire lifespan can survive by having only one meal or feeding time.

Pest research found that bed bugs’ life span is only about more than a year. But female bed bugs can lay eggs three times during that span. Each egg-laying session by the female bed bug can be equivalent to 300 eggs. The fact makes bed bugs one of the most rapidly spreading pests in the planet.

Pest control substances

In general, pest control substances or pesticides and insecticides used to control pests, including bed bugs can be categorized into three groups:

* Insect Growth Regulators. IGRs aim at affecting or hindering the development of larvae or eggs of bed bugs and pests. Though these insecticides not effectively exterminate adult pests, they work to impair reproduction. So, IGRs are an effective way to control pests.

* Contact pesticides. It kills pests instantly, within seconds, or minutes, or instantly, the target pests or insects will be exterminated. But among the pest control substance groups, they are the least effective It is because contact insecticides have that repellant property that insects and pests can easily identify.

* Insecticidal dusts. They are also fast, but not as fast at contact insecticides in controlling pests. Insecticidal dusts work by attacking the protective layer covering the pests’ skin. The group is the most harsh and sure way of controlling pests.

Pest control is not an easy task but it is an activity you must do, anyways. Just be good and do your homework before starting the mission.

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