Bed Bugs

How to use bed bug monitors for prevention

April 14, 2019 By
An increasing number of PMPs are using bed bug monitors as part of a prevention program. In commercial settings like office buildings, companies may offer a proactive monitoring program to clients that will provide a discounted treatment if bed bugs... Read more»
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Noel McCarthy, VP Advertising, Noble Pine Products Co.

Checklist: Help customers come home bed bug free after shopping

April 13, 2019 By
With warmer weather around the corner, many of your customers’ kids are probably begging their parents to take them shopping for new shorts, sneakers and hoodies. There’s a good chance your customers have new linens and sheets on their spring... Read more»
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Dr. Chris Keefer, Technical Services Manager, Professional Pest Management, Syngenta

4 tips for using residual insecticides for bed bugs

April 12, 2019 By
Residual insecticides can be a critical component in an integrated pest management (IPM) bed bug program. Here are four tips to maximize their use: Conduct thorough inspections. Identify all current and potential harborage areas, and use monitoring devices to enhance... Read more»
Product Development Manager, AMVAC Environmental Products

Using DDVP for bed bug elimination

April 11, 2019 By
Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eliminate from homes and commercial buildings, thanks to their ability to hide and thrive in cracks and crevices. When infestation signs become apparent, products containing the active ingredient dichlorvos (DDVP) can be effective at... Read more»
Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

3 overlooked tips in bed bug service

April 10, 2019 By
Here are three tips that too often are overlooked in bed bug service offerings: Be honest about rates and services — do not underprice your service. Issue a proper service agreement, with proper expectations. Go over it with your attorney... Read more»
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Hotel bed bug inspections

April 9, 2019 By
The busy travel season is here — bringing with it a greater risk for bed bugs in hotels. While this is the most common non-residential site for treating bed bugs, the focus tends to be on hotel rooms and beds.... Read more»
Dr. Jamel Sandidge, BCE Research Entomologist, Rockwell Laboratories

Utilize different treatment methods for bed bug callbacks

April 5, 2019 By
It is well established by university research that bed bugs have developed multiple resistance mechanisms to certain chemical treatments. Some populations of bed bugs also have shown rapidly developing cross-resistance to other classes of pesticides. It is the responsibility of... Read more»
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4 tips to help lead customers through bed bug control

April 4, 2019 By
Preventing bed bugs requires continual vigilance and good communication skills. Controlling bed bugs, to prevent migration to adjacent rooms, requires skill in the selection and usage of proper insecticides and/or proper heating equipment. Eliminating bed bugs requires a skillful inspection... Read more»
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Ed Dolshun, Technical Director and VP of Business Development, Catchmaster

Use bed bug monitors for infestations

April 3, 2019 By
Studies from Rutgers University have shown that “bed bugs inhabit areas of least disturbance first.” Areas of least disturbance can include voids behind dressers, hidden corners and any area with dust bunnies. In short, dust bunnies are bed bugs’ best... Read more»
Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.

Tips to evaluate products for bed bug infestations

April 2, 2019 By
It seems every day a new product, method or tool is being introduced for bed bug infestations. How does a pest management professional (PMP) separate the “good” products from the not-so-good ones? When evaluating new products, it is important to... Read more»