Tag: bed bugs

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Protect-A-Bed: ThermalStrike Expedition

October 2, 2017 By
Just drop in a full bag and go: The Expedition offers 6.4 cubic feet of fully usable, wall-to-wall bed bug heat treatment capacity. Great for working through big batches of items. Includes two heavy duty liner bags and corded thermometer.... Read more»
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PMPs: What to do when bed bugs return

September 27, 2017 By
⦁ Bed bugs are highly attracted to areas with previous activity. ⦁ A new bed bug is likely to find its way to old evidence. It can be exasperating to get a report of a fresh bite from a bed... Read more»
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4 reasons for bed bug treatment failure

September 20, 2017 By
The control of bed bugs is a challenge even for the most experienced and talented pest management professional (PMP). It requires thorough inspections, good preparation and meticulous applications — and even so, retreats are not uncommon. Among the many reasons... Read more»
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Bed bugs’ name can be misconstrued

September 13, 2017 By
One of the biggest problems with bed bugs is their name. Consumers associate the problem with their bed or one they recently occupied. After all, that’s where the bugs attack us, right? Even pest management professionals (PMPs) get pulled into... Read more»
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Customer preparation key to bed bug treatments

September 6, 2017 By
Customer preparation is one of the biggest challenges in bed bug treatments. It is crucial that customers know what prep work needs to be done before your arrival — and in our experience, explaining why aids in customer compliance. With... Read more»
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Terminix discloses top 20 US cities for bed bug infestations

August 31, 2017 By
Terminix released a list of the top 20 bed bug-infested cities in America, based on service requests the company received during the first half of 2017. Two Ohio cities top the list. The top 20 cities for bed bug infestations... Read more»
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Bed bugs: 2 ways to apply liquid applications with heat treatments

August 30, 2017 By
There are two common approaches to using liquid applications in conjunction with heat treatments for bed bugs: Apply the concentrate prior to the heat treatment, so the product is readily available to be picked up when the bed bugs start... Read more»
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Bed bugs: When the bed bleeds, you know you’re in trouble

August 21, 2017 By
Bed bug jobs are never fun. Anytime you are forced to deal with dozens, or sometimes hundreds, of bloodsucking parasitic insects, there are probably other things you would rather be doing. That said, we pest professionals know bed bug jobs... Read more»
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Identify signs of bed bug infestations

August 16, 2017 By
Simply checking bed bug monitors for activity is not enough. Nearby surroundings often reveal earlier signs of bed bug infestations, such as fecal staining, cast skins or tiny instars. Monitors are designed to capture foraging insects, and serve to remind... Read more»
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Where do bed bugs come from?

August 3, 2017 By
Bed bug information resources may differ on the most common ways of getting bed bugs. The most common way to get bed bugs varies by situation. Whether in borrowed computer equipment, clothing worn on a visit to an infested locale,... Read more»
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