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Bed Bug Infestation

25 Feb

Bed Bug Infestation

The real problem on bed bugs is infestation. They can produce three generations in a year. Female bed bugs place their eggs in very secluded areas like the folds in the mattress, and deposits eggs of up to five a day. Because of this their numbers continue to grow without the human’s knowledge. Soon they spread around the house and an infestation occurs. These infestations can cause anxiety and loss of sleep.

How do you know if your bed is infested with bed bugs? Answer three simple questions to find out:

• Do you wake up to find an itchy and swelling welt on your neck, face, arms, shoulders, etc when you had none before sleeping?
• Does your mattress have dark stains and spotting?
• Do you wake up to see small reddish brown spots on the sheets, pillowcases or walls?

If you answered, “yes” to two out of three questions above, then it is likely that you are lying in a mattress full of bed bugs.

The best way to get rid of them is to throw away your mattress. Bed bugs can live in wait for a long period of time so even if you try to wash it, they may resurface. Using pesticides on the bed can be dangerous for the owner. So only a new mattress is the solution.

Eliminating and entire home for bed bugs can be tedious. So if you can afford it, make sure you get your home pre-treated against these parasites. And since these insects also live in carpets and sofas, the best defense is prevention.*

We have additional information on this subject you may be interested in reading: Bed Bug Infestation Map and Bed Bug Rash.


Where Do Bed Bugs Come From

25 Dec

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

Statistics and pest control authorities in the United States claim that bed bugs ceased to exist after the World War II in the 1940s. Before the World War, cases of bed bugs were so out of control, but people’s cooperation and breakthroughs in controlling pests helped restrain bed bug infestation post war.

So people might be asking, if the bed bugs did not exist in the country during that time, where do our modern bed bugs come from? It is good and logical question. Theories have it that modern-day bed bugs might have come from Asia, Africa or Europe. But, American bugs are usually pale compared to counterparts in Africa, where bed bugs are usually colored deep brown.

And there is a question, if bed bugs can only crawl, they are tiny and with only one-year lifespan, how did they cross borders?

It is because bed bugs can thrive in furniture, clothes and baggage, so many believed that American travelers during the time have contributed to the current spread of the pests.

Several travelers might have traveled to one country and stayed in a hotel that was unknowingly infested with bed bugs. The bed bugs might have figured out ways to get inside the luggage and voila! They have traveled across borders!

When the unsuspecting traveler unpacked his or her baggage, that is the time the bed bugs might have come out and spread out.

Bed bug infestation originates from various sources, mainly from the furniture in hotels, motels and other lodging places. In fact, increasing the spread of bed bugs believed to be associated with an increased number of people traveling. Bed bugs carried in on clothing and luggage of tourists. Moreover, the clothes are in a bag or suitcase.

Once bed bugs get into a building, they will spread throughout it. If the building have several apartment blocks, the bed bugs also will spread throughout all of the apartment. This occurs through the medium of common areas, and through the holes and crevices in walls, including pipes.

You may want to check out other Bed Bug Extermination guide on What Are Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Spray


Bedbug Registry

02 Nov

The Bedbug Registry

Bedbug Registry is a website ( that offers a searchable database of bedbug infestations in apartment buildings, as well as hotels, in US and Canada.

If you’re looking to rent an apartment, you can search The Bedbug Registry to see if there are any reported infestations in the neighborhoods that interest you. If you consider rent an apartment in a particular building, you can run a check on that building by entering its address.

Open the website and type in the address for a specific building. Or, if you want to search for all reports in a more general location, just type in the name of the city and state and click “Check Address.” Click on a result to view the reports related with that location. A map conveniently appears to the right of the reports.

You can add your own report of bed bug infestation too. First, search for reports at the address in question. View any reports already entered for the address, and then click “Report Bedbugs at This Location” and complete the form to add your own report.

But, the Bedbug Registry may edit your report contain abusive or off-topic language, advertisements, and potentially libelous content. To help ensure the accuracy of The Bedbug Registry, only make reports that are truthful.

The Bedbug Registry offers its database for free. You can search for reports of bedbug infestations and add your own reports at no charge.

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Bed Bug Infestation Map

08 Oct

Bed Bug Infestation Map, New York is the Largest

Bed Bug Infestaion Map in US Cities

If you are planning a trip, prepare yourself to watch out for bed bugs infestation widely spread in various U.S. regions. There’s a good idea to note the bed bug infestation map in U.S., which will help you find the cities most severely infected bed bug infestation.

The above bed bug infestation map shows the spread of bed bugs pest that is almost throughout the United States. But the concentration or largest colony of bed bugs is in the east coast of America, especially New York.

Not long ago, pest-control giant Terminix released has released reports which showed that New York for the second year in a row is a city that most reported of bed bugs cases. But the actual report was not surprising because New York is a densely populated metropolis with well-publicized infestations everywhere from apartment buildings to businesses such as department stores, magazine offices, and even Lincoln Center.

Terminix reported an increase in bed bug infestations in most states during the past year (2010), partly because clients are more aware and on the lookout for the small insect.

The company’s list of most bed bug-plagued cities, based on customer complaints validated by Terminix and infestations discovered during pest calls:

1. New York
2. Cincinnati
3. Detroit
4. Chicago
5. Philadelphia
6. Denver
7. Washington, D.C.
8. Los Angeles
9. Boston
10. San Francisco
11. Columbus, Ohio
12. Dayton, Ohio
13. Baltimore
14. Louisville, Ky.
15. Dallas

This is the second year Terminix has put out a list. Baltimore, Dallas and San Francisco appear on it for the first time this year, replacing Indianapolis, Cleveland and Minneapolis.

Bed bugs have always been around, especially since strong chemicals such as DDT were banned But today people are more aware and communicating about the issue. But, the hotels are still reluctant to let customers know about infestations, because that would prevent potential customers. So it can be very difficult to gather accurate information on the extent of bed bug infestation.

We have additional information on this subject you may be interested in reading: where do bed bugs live and what are bed bugs