Bed Bugs

Watching the pest lineups change over time

June 17, 2019 By
The PMP team is in a reflective mood this issue, with “A Look Back” examining exactly when ants overtook termites as the top pest in modern memory for the pest control industry. Spoiler alert: We pinpoint it to 1998, for... Read more»
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For illustrative purposes, bed bugs are not to scale. Obviously. ART: ISTOCK.COMWILDPIXEL, ARTEM PERETIAKO

Bed bugs: Weapons to slay these vampire pests

June 10, 2019 By
Pest management professionals now have many more treatment options than they did when the bed bug resurgence took hold more than a decade ago. Read more»

Industry suppliers share bed bug product insights

June 9, 2019 By
We spoke with industry suppliers to take the pulse of what is available — and soon to be available — for bed bug management. Read more»
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Wil-Kil shares benefits of bed bug detection dogs

May 8, 2019 By
Wil-Kil Pest Control experts have been partnering with certified scent detection canines for over 10 years to detect countless bed bug infestations. Read more»
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2 strategies for bed bug protection

May 4, 2019 By
Tip: When your customers (and friends, families and employees) are preparing for a trip, tell them to place all of their luggage in the hotel bathroom — either on the tile or even in the tub. Bed bugs do not... Read more»
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Locate bed bug’s harborage for effective control

May 3, 2019 By
If you can, make sure customers aren’t taking bed bugs out with them when they leave before a treatment and bringing them back in afterward. This is especially important before a heat treatment only, with no residual insecticide used. We... Read more»
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Identify the source to prevent bed bug re-introductions

May 3, 2019 By
Helping tenants prevent a reintroduction is as valuable as getting rid of the bed bugs in the first place. Tenants often cannot imagine how they became infested. We know how important it is to prevent bed bug reintroductions. If customers... Read more»

PMPs share common bed bug locations

May 2, 2019 By
We asked Pest Management Professional’s columnists and editorial board members to share some insights about common bed bug locations. We asked: Other than a bed, where do you most often find bed bugs when treating a residence? Here are some of their... Read more»
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How to evaluate a detector dog for food drive

April 26, 2019 By
This segment continues the process of evaluating detector dogs. This time we’ll focus on food-rewarded dogs. (Editor’s note: Read Part 1 – How to choose a dog for scent detection, Part 2 – Tips to evaluate a dog for scent detection and... Read more»
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Bed bugs in Apple store illustrate why communication is key

April 18, 2019 By
The temporary Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York City has been battling bed bugs for over a month without communication to employees or shoppers. Read more»