Every year there are more and more bed bug infestations. Researchers at the University of Mississippi are currently working on developing a natural treatment for bed bugs to combat the rising numbers throughout the nation. Their hope is to discover natural chemicals that will work as insecticides, and ideally get them approved by the EPA […]
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Bed bug infestations have a huge emotional and physical impact, but with a rise in bed bug lawsuits they can also have financial repercussions for property and business owners. After an infestation in 2014-2015 a Des Moines IA homeless shelter has found itself the target of a bed bug lawsuit. The suit was settled this […]
It’s everyone’s worst fear: waking up after a night in a hotel covered by bed bugs. That would be bad enough, but if you’re a model who relies on your appearance for your job and you’re staying at a hotel for work that’s even worse. Now the model is suing the hotel she stayed at […]
The ZappBug Heater is designed to be easy to fold and store. We’ve created a new video showing the folding exactly because it’s a lot easier to do once you’ve seen it done instead of just reading the instruction manual. Once you’ve treated your bedbugs and are ready to store the Heater just follow these […]
The ZappBug Oven 2 is designed to be easy to fold and store. We’ve created a new video showing the folding exactly because it’s a lot easier to do once you’ve seen it done instead of just reading the instruction manual. Once you’ve treated your bedbugs and are ready to store the Oven 2 just […]
A new study in American Entomologist has revealed that although travellers are very concerned about them few can recognize bed bugs. When shown a line-up of bug pictures only 28% of leisure travellers were able to correctly identify which was a bed bug; while performing slightly better only 35% of business travellers were able to recognize bed […]
Workers in the city management office of Augusta, Maine were disgusted this week when an angry man threw a cup of bed bugs onto the counter. Apparently about 100 of the bugs got loose in city hall, leading it to be shut down for some time as bed bug detection dogs and pest management professionals […]
A new law is being approved for New York City that would make it so mandatory for landlords to share the bed bug history of their properties. Under the terms of this law they must present in writing to their tenants a history of any infestations. The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development would […]
Bed bug evolution is a constant, ongoing process that plays an incredible role in making them much more difficult to treat. By examining populations of bed bugs we can witness these changes with an eye towards finding new ways to treat against them, as well as understanding how they evolve to survive current treatment methods. […]
Usually if you think you have bed bugs you probably do, but sometimes another pest could be the issue – carpet beetles. These small bugs are visually distinctive from bed bugs, and don’t leave itchy bites, but they are still a big nuisance and should be taken care of ASAP. Carpet beetles get their name […]