A new study out of Malaysia has revealed that tropical bed bugs are much better at climbing than other varieties. As a result, common bed bug traps that rely on bed bugs being unable to climb up surfaces may be much less effective than previously thought. Tropical bed bugs – aka Cimex hemipterus – are usually not […]
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An infestation of bed bugs in Ireland led to a 12-year old boy winning a €5,053 judgement recently after a family holiday left him covered in bites. The lawsuit was filed against a travel booking company as well as the owners of the rental home in County Clare. In this case, the boy reacted negatively […]
If you ride public transit frequently this is probably your nightmare: a bag full of bed bugs, left sitting in a train car in Chicago. Even if you don’t take transit the sight of a bag teeming with bugs is horrifying. But was this really bed bugs on the subway? Looking at the video it’s […]
None of us want bed bugs, and we all want to do our best to avoid them. But what is the appropriate level of bed bug anxiety? Sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at our life and assess whether we’re living cautiously or driving ourselves insane. A good example of an […]
Researchers in Florida are very concerned about the return of super bed bugs – those that are 100% immune to being killed by insecticides. Only one super bed bug has been discovered so far, and until more are confirmed we wouldn’t panic, but this news is not the best way to ring in 2017. The […]
Lately, we’ve seen a lot more discussion about bed bug awareness among the general public. If you’re a regular on our site you may already know that bed bugs were almost completely wiped out in the western world after heavy DDT use. For years, bed bugs were essentially a thing of myth – “Don’t let the […]
Hello all! It’s been awhile since you last heard from us but we have a lot of exciting ZappBug news that we’d like to share with you. Our new Heat Chamber Pro premiered at PestWorld 2016 here in Seattle. We’re very happy to announce our new unit, featuring a touchscreen display with customizable temperature settings, patent-pending […]
New research out of UC Riverside has revealed that pheromones present in bed bug skins are responsible for attracting other bed bugs. The scientists studying bed bugs to learn more about their use of pheromones found four compounds in their shed skins that lead to the strong, sweet smell associated with bed bugs (and used […]
Make Summer Travel Safe with Bed Bug Prevention As the summer travel season gets into full swing it’s important to focus on bed bug prevention. It can be all too easy to overlook simple steps that can be taken to make sure that no matter where you’re going you don’t pick up any unwanted souvenirs. […]