Growing up your parents probably sent you off to bed with the old rhyme, “goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite”, guaranteed to keep you awake for hours wondering exactly what it was that might be crawling between your sheets while you slept. Bed bugs, or Cimex lectularius (Cimicidae) are tiny wingless, parasitic […]
Can Cold Temperatures Kill Bedbugs?
Some studies have indicated that cold might kill bedbugs after as little as one hour of exposure. But new research published in the Journal of Economic Entomology finds that’s not the case. Cold can kill a bedbug, but only after days. Joelle F. Olson of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and colleagues froze bedbugs […]
Clearing Up A Few Misconceptions About Bed Bugs
Bed bugs were once a pest of the past, but they’ve made a remarkable comeback in recent years. Just a few hitchhiking bed bugs in your luggage can start a full scale infestation of the bloodsuckers in your home, should you unknowingly bring them back from your travels. The mere thought of bed bugs might […]
Heat Treatment Can Save Bed Bug Infested Furniture
On too many occasions, we have arrived at a person’s home to find that they have moved all of their cloth covered furniture outside to be picked up by the garbage truck. When asked why, they told me that when they had a chemical pest control company come in, they were told that their furniture […]
4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Bed Bugs in Hotel Rooms
One of the most common ways we can bring bed bugs home is in our travels. Bed bugs can live in hotel rooms or hostels, enter our luggage, and end up in your home. Take precaution and follow these 4 steps on how to inspect hotel rooms for bed bugs when you arrive and how […]
Welcome to Our New Website!
We recently updated the look and feel of our website to help make it easier for you to navigate and learn the truth about bed bugs. Want to learn more about the facts? Read our bed bug FAQs. Speaking of the facts, did you know that bed bugs infestations have become a huge problem? Cities are […]