Bed Bugs

Shoe treads are perfect cozy spots for bed bugs to hide in and hitchhike. PHOTO: PAULA KALBLI, ROASE PEST SOLUTIONS

Prevent bed bugs from spreading with shoes

January 25, 2019 By
Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) continue to rank as one of the most important pests for the industry. Despite the regularity with which we encounter and work with bed bugs, it’s important to remember that these pests are successful because they... Read more»
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2019 PMP Survey Challenge

January 23, 2019 By
Introducing the 2019 PMP Survey Challenge! We’re inviting you, the pros, to join in a friendly competition for some truly amazing prizes ($500 gift card anyone?). Here’s how the PMP Survey Challenge works: For every form you submit by March 15... Read more»
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How to choose a dog for scent detection

January 23, 2019 By
I’m frequently asked if I prefer a certain breed of dog for scent detection. My answer is always the same — no, not really. Breed choices are mostly arbitrary in my opinion and are usually based on the person’s pre-conceived... Read more»
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5 bed bug resolutions for 2019

January 21, 2019 By
What New Year’s resolutions can you make to improve your year in bed bug management? Read more»
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NYC: Mandatory bed bug inspections at the movies?

January 17, 2019 By
Last month, New York City Councilman Mark Levine introduced Bill No. 1289, “A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to inspections for bed bugs in theaters.” Levine also is the Council’s... Read more»
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University testing proves efficacy of Pest Barrier’s Cimi-Shield

November 14, 2018 By
Cimi-Shield residues affect the ability of bed bugs to actively walk toward a heat stimulus after 72 hours of continuous exposure. Read more»
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Don’t let the bat bugs bite

November 8, 2018 By
Differences between bat bugs and bed bugs are subtle, and it takes a microscope and a little training to tell them apart. Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Should we refund for sightings?

November 2, 2018 By
Q: A potential hotel customer wants to know whether my company will provide compensation when guests report a bed bug or cockroach sighting in their rooms. They say other pest control companies will, but that doesn’t seem right to me. Is that... Read more»
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Bed bugs can be a significant revenue generator

October 28, 2018 By
Bed bugs are good for business, PMP’s 2018 Bed Bug Management Survey shows. Read more»
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Taking the bite out of bed bugs

October 27, 2018 By
Pest management professionals may help take away some of the stress that comes with bed bug infestations by educating customers on bed bug behavior. Only thorough inspections will reveal the presence of bed bugs. Refrain from making a diagnosis based... Read more»
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