Bed Bug Pesticide Resistance a Growing Concern A group of 80 of the world’s leading bed bug experts are studying how bed bugs have evolved pesticide resistance , and the results aren’t good for us. As we’ve suspected from previous research bed bugs have multiple different genotypes that are causing them to become pesticide resistant […]
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New Study Reveals Bed Bugs Favorite Color Who would have thought that bed bugs have a favorite color – red. Intriguing new research published this month in the Medical Journal of Entomology suggests that bed bugs prefer certain colors strongly over others. The study was designed around bed bugs practice of seeking hiding places: they […]
New Study Shows Bed Bugs Evolving Thicker Skin We’ve been writing about bed bugs increasing resistance to pesticides since ZappBug was founded, and this week yet another study has been released showing one way that they’re evolving to survive chemical treatments. By comparing populations of pesticide resistant bed bugs with those who are still susceptible […]
New Research Shows Cats Are Future of Fight Against Bed Bugs Over the last several years the role that animals play in fighting bed bugs has grown. Bed bug sniffing dogs, like the beagles in this news story out of the Bay Area, are a great way to determine whether or not you have an […]
There have been a lot of alarming news reports this week of fires caused by attempted DIY bed bug treatment. The most high profile of these was the story of Scott Kemery, a Long Island, NY man sets rental car on fire trying to rid it of bed bugs by dowsing them in alcohol ended in […]
Recently ZappBug was contacted by James at Northeastern Exterminating for an interview. They’re based in Brooklyn, New York and have a blog that provides information on bed bug focused pest control. Alongside informational posts they frequently interview other pest control professionals as well as customers of theirs. We were really excited that they reached out to […]
Researchers Find Bed Bug Pheromone Mix A promising new bed bug trap has just been announced that could greatly improve the chances of completely eliminating bed bugs from a residence. The study out of Simon Frasier University in Vancouver and published in Angewandte Chemie states that histamine, the substance best known for its role […]
Parasitic Disease Carried by Bed Bugs The moment anyone with bed bug experience has come to fear is here: we have proof that bed bugs can be carriers of disease. University of Pennsylvania Medicine researchers and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics recently published a study showing that bed bugs are able to transmit […]
Questions and Answers Hello all! We hope you’re having a happy, bed bug-free summer. We’ve gone through our customer emails to find questions we get asked a lot and made the following FAQ as a helpful resource for anything you might need to know after browsing our website. All questions have been edited to remove any names […]
Lower Temperatures Required A new study has revealed that the temperatures needed to kill bed bugs in all life stages are much lower than previously thought. The study, published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, found that the bed bugs needed to be kept at temperatures below 3.2F for over 80 hours before they would […]