Bed Bugs

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»
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Bed bugs in books

April 1, 2019 By
Do you offer bed bug treatments for libraries? It might be worth considering. A library system in Lincoln, Nebraska inspects every book or item returned to all eight branches. The system found bed bugs in 2014 and a committee of... Read more»
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Vehicles drive opportunity

March 9, 2019 By
Like it or not, your vehicles are an extension of your company brand. Read more»
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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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