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New Research Could End Battle Against Bed Bugs

New research could end the battle against bed bugs. According to a team of entomologists at Penn State University, the parasites have met their match in a fungus called Beauveria bassiana, which grows naturally in soils and causes disease in insects. As part of the study, published in the Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, researchers took paper and cotton jersey, commonly used in bed sheets. On one set they sprayed fungal spores and on the other blank oil. After the surfaces were dry, bed bugs were added for one hour. All the bugs exposed to the biopesticide died within five days. But more important, the infected bugs carried the fungal spores back to their hiding places, infecting nearly all the other bugs. This is key because they tend to live in hard-to-reach places, such as electrical plates, under loose wallpaper and behind baseboards. “They don’t even need to be directly exposed, and that’s something chemicals cannot do,” said researcher Nina Jenkins in a media statement. “If you have bedbugs in your house … what you really want to know is if they’ve all gone at the end of the treatment, and I think that’s something that this technology could offer.” Researchers must test exposure times and do more field work before this biopesticide hits the market. But the timing is ripe because, according to the study, there’s been a resurgence in bed bug infestations, linked to international travel, changes in pest management practices and insecticide resistance. In Toronto, it’s difficult to get a handle on how widespread the problem is and if it’s growing because different departments and agencies deal with bed bugs. Plus, not all infestations get...

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Bed Bug Diseases, Hiding Spots, and Movement

The good news  about Bed Bugs is that they do not transmit any human diseases, but have been known to carry up to 32 diseases, with SARS being the newest and most dangerous Bed Bug Scare.  Bedbugs are known to crawl quite a distance at nighttime in search of food, but they do not fly. According to the CDC, they can travel more than 100 feet in a night looking for food, following Heat and CO2 from humans.  But they tend to live within 6- 8 feet of their food source, where people sleep  .Bed Bugs are in Hiding their whole life,  unless Breeding or feeding.  In some instance they are sick and dieing that is why you see them during day light.  Their favorite places to hide are usually mattress seams, headboards, inside box springs, couches, wooden bed frames, furniture (nightstands, dressers, chairs), and photo frames are common hiding areas for bedbugs during the day time. But they can also hide under electrical plates, TV’s, baseboards, around door and window casings, stereo speakers, curtain folds, and so on.  Bed Bugs love all electrical devices because it provides the optimal temperatures and hiding spots.  Electrical devices can not be treated with pesticides because of damage that will be caused, making Heat the Best way to treat all electrical devices. This makes it very difficult to control bedbugs. Most common telltale signs of bedbugs found around the hiding areas include its molted skin castings, live eggs, rusty blood colored spots, black waste spots, and the presence of a sweet musty odor. The Bed Bug Guys Your Solution to Bed Bug Problems CALL 612-267-0335...

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Bed Bug Travel Tips

Happy Holidays! According to AAA, 43.6 million Americans are planning to take to the roads, skies and railwaysbetween Nov. 21 and Nov. 25. The Federal Aviation Administration lists the nation’s 35 busiest airports, and 30 of those cities can be found on Orkin’s top 50 bed bug cities list. So try not to travel to these cities “Based on the diversity of cities on the list, we all need to be very cautious when we travel—whether it is business or pleasure, or to visit family, friends or vacation. We need to be vigilant wherever we are and take the proper precautions.” What makes it so difficult?  Bed bugs are the worlds greatest Hitch Hikers and it could take several days to weeks and even months before you notice you brought them home with you.  They will come into your home 2 WAYS—you or someone else: either directly on your clothes you are wearing or on something you bring into your home, Luggage, book bags, ect. and/ or  USED: books, furniture, couches, beds and/or ANYTHING.  They will not come from out side your house directly into your home on their own, they are transported in. New research from the University of Minnesota has also suggested bed bugs are attracted to dirty clothes, so keep them in a sealed bag or container when you...

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More About The Bed Bug Guys

Hello folks, I am Jeff, one of “The Bed Bug Guys” and we love killing Bed Bugs. “The Bed Bug Guys” are a locally owned and operated business that specializes in exterminating Bed Bugs, with HEAT Treatments.  Bed Bug exterminating is all we do and are a very successful business, with hundreds of satisfied customers throughout the entire State of Minnesota and surrounding states. We use the best Equipment and Treatment process in America, HEAT. Heat is the NEW pesticide in eradicating Bed Bugs for GOOD and NOBODY DOES IT BETTER than “The Bed Bug Guys”.  We are one of the very few companies nationwide NOT USING ANY TOXIC Pesticides (Nerve Poisons) during our Treatments. We services Homes, Hotels, Dorms, Camps, Apartment, Retail, Condo’s and so much more. You can be Bed Bug Free in 48 Hours by calling 612-267-0335 now.  Have all your Bed Bugs Dead in 48 hours, simply by calling “The Bed Bug Guys” TODAY. We offer a 60 Day Guarantee you Will Be Bed Bug Free.   If you get Bed Bugs again in 60 days, we come back and re-treat with Heat.  This is simply the Best Warranty in the Entire Industry. “The Bed Bug Guys” have almost 100% success rate in eradicating Bed Bugs using just HEAT TREATMENTS. That’s right; we have been able to eradicate all of our cooperating customers’ Bed Bug Problems.  Some of them have been battling those bothersome, blood sucking Pests for 6 months  – 2 years, causing high levels of Stress, Anxiety, Loss of Sleep and so much more.     Bed Bugs are the hardest pest to eradicate and require complete cooperation by all people involved for Heat Treatments to be successful.  That is why we do almost all the preparation work for you, not having you or your tenants responsible for a successful treatment.  In rare cases, a second heat treatment is required and that is why you want our 60 day warranty to be bed bug free. Other companies using chemicals have been proven to be unsuccessful in exterminating Bed Bugs, only pushing Bed Bugs deeper into your homes structure and creating pesticide resistant Bed Bugs, making it even harder to kill them. Very few companies use Heat...

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Illnesses Associated with Bed Bug Incesticides

Acute Illnesses Associated With Insecticides Used to Control Bed Bugs — Seven States, 2003–2010   For 2003–2010, a total of 111 cases were identified in seven states (Table 2). The majority of cases occurred during 2008–2010 (73%), were of low severity (81%), and were identified by poison control centers (81%). New York City had the largest percentage of cases (58%).     Weekly September 23, 2011 / 60(37);1269-1274   The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is a wingless, reddish-brown insect that requires blood meals from humans, other mammals, or birds to survive (1). Bed bugs are not considered to be disease vectors (2,3), but they can reduce quality of life by causing anxiety, discomfort, and sleeplessness (4). Bed bug populations and infestations are increasing in the United States and internationally (3,5). Bed bug infestations often are treated with insecticides, but insecticide resistance is a problem, and excessive use of insecticides or use of insecticides contrary to label directions can raise the potential for human toxicity. To assess the frequency of illness from insecticides used to control bed bugs, relevant cases from 2003–2010 were sought from the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR)-Pesticides program and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). Cases were identified in seven states: California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Texas, and Washington. A total of 111 illnesses associated with bed bug–related insecticide use were identified; although 90 (81%) were low severity, one fatality occurred. Pyrethroids, pyrethrins, or both were implicated in 99 (89%) of the cases, including the fatality. The most common factors contributing to illness were excessive insecticide application, failure to wash or change pesticide-treated bedding, and inadequate notification of pesticide application. Although few cases of illnesses associated with insecticides used to control bed bugs have been reported, recommendations to prevent this problem from escalating include educating the public about effective bed bug management. To evaluate illnesses associated with insecticides used to control bed bugs, data from 2003–2010 were obtained from states participating in the SENSOR-Pesticides program* and from NYC DOHMH.† Acute illnesses associated with an insecticide used to control bed bugs were defined as two or more acute adverse health effects resulting from exposure to an insecticide...

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