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Bed Bugs Almost Wiped Out: Joliet Housing Authority

July 8, 2017

JOLIET, IL – Bed bugs strike up fear in practically everyone. For many months, Joliet’s Housing Authority has been trying to remove these nasty, creepy pests from its public housing units. More than $135,000 has been spent to combat the problem, Joliet’s City Council learned at its recent meeting…read more

Man Who Threw Bedbugs at Maine Municipal Office is Charged

July 6, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Authorities say a man who threw a cup of bedbugs onto a counter at the municipal office building in Augusta, Maine, has been charged with two misdemeanors…read more

HRC complex treated for bed bugs

July 6, 2017

More than 3,500 soldiers and civilians returned to work Thursday morning at the Lt. Gen. Timo­thy J. Maude Com­plex at Fort Knox following an extended holiday break to rid the massive complex of pockets of bed bugs…read more

‘It was horrifying’: Couple finds bed bugs in North Vancouver motel

July 6, 2017

A Vernon, B.C. couple is warning others about their experience after uncovering “dozens and dozens” of bed bugs in their North Vancouver motel room…read more

Bed bug nightmare

July 6, 2017

A Vernon couple’s Vancouver vacation turned into a creepy crawly nightmare last week…read more

Link found between bed bugs, New York Airbnb locations, company says

July 5, 2017

NEW YORK — Old apartment buildings — unlike hotels — are often not made for short term stays, particularly when it comes to bed bugs crawling from one wood framed apartment to the next…read more

Country-specific effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bees and wild bees

June 30, 2017

Early studies of the impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides on insect pollinators indicated considerable harm. However, lingering criticism was that the studies did not represent field-realistic levels of the chemicals or prevailing environmental conditions…read more

Family voices concerns about bedbugs at North Vancouver motel

July 5, 2017

A Vernon family is raising concerns about what they say was an unpleasant stay at a North Vancouver motel.

The Stewart family say they were “eaten alive” by bedbugs while staying at the Comfort Inn on Capilano Road last month…read more

A Houston-area couple’s date night was allegedly ruined by a very unwelcome guest at AMC on Dunvale

July 3, 2017

A couple was looking to enjoy a screening of “All Eyez on Me” Friday night, when their date was crashed by a very unwelcome, creepy intruder: bed bugs…read more

Pensioner ‘aghast’ at cost of dealing with Peterborough bedbug infestation

July 2, 2017

Fred Scott feels trapped in his bedbug-infested apartment – he worries about transporting the bugs elsewhere.

“I’m confined in my own apartment and I can’t do anything and I can’t afford to go anywhere,” said Scott…read more

Pensioner ‘aghast’ at cost of dealing with Peterborough bedbug infestation

July 2, 2017

Fred Scott feels trapped in his bedbug-infested apartment – he worries about transporting the bugs elsewhere.

“I’m confined in my own apartment and I can’t do anything and I can’t afford to go anywhere,” said Scott…read more

Pensioner ‘aghast’ at cost of dealing with Peterborough bedbug infestation

July 2, 2017

Fred Scott feels trapped in his bedbug-infested apartment – he worries about transporting the bugs elsewhere.

“I’m confined in my own apartment and I can’t do anything and I can’t afford to go anywhere,” said Scott…read more

Largest Field Study Finds Neonicotinoids Decimate Bees

July 3, 2017

A two-year long study conducted at 33 sites in multiple European countries to assess the effects of neonicotinoid (neonics) insecticides on three bee species in real-world environmental conditions confirms that these pesticides have a deleterious effect on bee survival…read more

Oshawa launches pilot project while considering city-wide rental licensing program

June 28, 2017

Pilot project aimed at buildings with a history of fire code and property standards violations…read more

Richmond firefighters relocated after bedbug issue at station

June 28, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. — A tiny bedbug has caused a huge disruption at Fire Station 14.

“It’s not a safe environment for them to have these type of bugs there.”

A CBS 6 viewer sounded the alarm on the problem. She wanted to remain anonymous because a family member is a firefighter at the Richmond fire station on Hawthorne Avenue…read more

Bed Bugs Frustrating LMHC Tenant

June 29, 2017

A man living in a London Middlesex Housing Corporation building says he is sleeping in his car because of the bed bugs in his apartment…read more

York study takes on ‘controversy’ over honey bee declines and pesticide use

June 29, 2017

The link between a widely-used class of pesticides and negative health effects for honey bees is now “very clear,” according to the lead researcher in major new study…read more

WARNING: Chemicals from bug-repellant sprays can linger in homes for a year!

June 26, 2017

New Delhi: Our first instinctive reflex when we see any kind of insect in our homes is to instantly spray it with bug-repellant. The strong-smelling sprays may do make you uncomfortable, but they do their job and the smell fades away after a while…read more

Texoma Family Says They Have To Start Over After Home Was Infested With Bed Bugs

January 8, 2017

WICHITA FALLS – A Wichita Falls family is urging people to thoroughly check their homes or ones they are leasing after their’s was infested with bed bugs and fleas, forcing them to move out hours after they arrived…read more

Bed Bugs at Hotel Left Man Physically, Mentally Scarred: Lawsuit

January 8, 2017

An Ohio man is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and court costs after he was allegedly bitten by bed bugs in not one, but two rooms at the Courtyard Marriott Chicago Downtown/River North last summer…read more

Pittsburgh makes top 50 list for cities with most bedbugs

January 7, 2017

Jeddiah Stach scratches at several new bites that have recently appeared on her upper arm.

Old scars dot the eight-year-old’s entire body after months of living with a bedbug infestation at her west Edmonton housing complex…read more

Family on Vacation Wakes Up, Makes Horrifying Discovery About Hotel (Photos)

January 5, 2017

A Kentucky woman says her daughters were so badly bitten by bed bugs while staying at a Florida resort that the family had to cut their vacation short…read more

Traveling Bed Bugs

January 5, 2017

A new report released Wednesday morning names Baltimore as the city with the most bedbugs in the country…read more

Pittsburgh makes top 50 list for cities with most bedbugs

January 4, 2017

A new report released Wednesday morning names Baltimore as the city with the most bedbugs in the country…read more

Indiana motel manager faces prison for DOOM

November 21, 2016

An Indiana motel manager is expected to plead guilty to violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for using an unregistered pesticide in guests’ rooms…read more

Tenants at Sunrise Manor fed up with bedbugs and cockroaches

November 18, 2016

Several tenants at Halifax’s Sunrise Manor are still living with bedbugs and cockroaches, despite a $4 million pest-control management plan put in place by a provincial agency that manages the manor…read more

Treasury building in Trenton infested with bedbugs

November 15, 2016

There is no taxation without infestation.

The New Jersey Division of Taxation at 50 Barrack Street is the latest state office building in Trenton to be plagued by unstoppable bedbugs that have terrified state workers…read more

Bed Bug Infestation At Chicago Police Headquarters Leads To Investigation

November 11, 2016

State authorities are investigating a bed bug infestation at Chicago Police Headquarters.

This year officers kept personal belongings in Ziplock bags, desk crevices were taped to trap bedbugs. The goal was to avoid officers getting bit…read more

Tropical bedbugs spotted in Merritt Island

November 10, 2016

Near the Ulumay Wildlife Refuge on Merritt Island, the tropical bedbug was found for the first time in 60 years in Florida, munching on a local family last year, a University of Florida researcher said…read more

Bed bugs discovered in Prince Albert hospital, two areas of ER closed

November 9, 2016

Two areas in Prince Albert’s Victoria Hospital were closed after bed bugs were discovered in the emergency department…read more

Dramatic turnaround for one Hamilton apartment

November 8, 2016

Residents of a Sanford avenue north apartment complex complained for years about bed bugs, mice and other issues that weren’t addressed. But new owners have taken over, dropped a ton of money and turned the building around…read more

Bonaventure Hotel Sued Over Bed Bugs

November 7, 2016

A Delta Airlines attendant has filed a lawsuit against the famed Westin Bonaventure Hotel, saying that she’d suffered bed bug bites during a stay there, according to City News Service…read more

Bed Bug Infestation Forces Shelter to Rid of Mattresses

November 4, 2016

HARLINGEN – Loaves and Fishes in Harlingen threw out dozens of mattresses. The shelter, which caters to homeless and low-income people, had a bed bug infestation recently.

They were forced to rid of some beds…read more

Bed bugs flourish in discarded Trenton mattresses

November 4, 2016

In New Jersey state office buildings, allegedly on New Jersey Transit buses and even linked to movie theaters, those flesh-eating buggers cause fury and fear…read more

Bounce: Our dryer sheets don’t kill bedbugs

November 3, 2016

A city urban legend that dryer sheets combat bedbugs has been debunked.

The company that makes Bounce dryer sheets, Procter & Gamble (P&G), confirmed in a statement Thursday that its research and development experts do not recommend…read more

Study Proves Bed Bugs Can Induce Potentially Deadly Systemic Reactions in Humans

October 29, 2016

A new report demonstrates that bed bugs (notably the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius) can induce a potentially dangerous (and possibly even deadly) systemic reaction in individuals repeatedly exposed to bed bugs…read more

2 Investigates: BMHA’s Bed Bug Problem

October 14, 2016

James Hayes has lived in the Jasper Parrish public housing project in Buffalo for more than 22 years.

“Everybody out here is complaining about bed bugs,” says Hayes…read more

Bedbug infestation closes offices, apartment complex in Nunavut capital

October 14, 2016

If you’re wondering why Nunavut’s Department of Family Services office in Iqaluit’s Grinnell Place apartment complex has been closed for the past week, there’s a good explanation: bedbugs, nasty, fast-spreading vermin, whose bloodsucking bites cause itchy welts…read more

Bedbugs infest the airport

October 14, 2016

The authorities have identified the species of a bug which has been causing quite a bother for staff at VC Bird International Airport…read more

Fighting cockroaches, other pests big budget task for community housing corporation

October 14, 2016

The corporation overseeing the city’s low-income housing properties spends more than $300,000 a year fighting cockroaches, bed bugs and other pests…read more

Bed bug infestations on rise, warns expert

October 13, 2016

CHEMICAL resistant bed bugs are causing sleepless nights as pest controllers deal with a huge increase in call outs to tackle the tiny bloodsuckers…read more

Bed bugs move in on campus

October 13, 2016

Bed bugs have recently been discovered in student apartments on campus. Thus far, infestations have been confirmed by Residence Life in several units in Harwood Hall, 1 unit in the Garden apartments and in one uninhabited room in Building 757 of Hess Village and treatment us underway according to Marmian Grimes, senior public information officer…read more

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why have bed bugs seen such a resurgence?

October 12, 2016

While Philadelphia is blessed to constantly land on “Best of” lists for restaurants and biking and all that, it also consistently finds itself on one other not-so-desirable list: Worst cities for bed bug infestations…read more

VA hospital building temporary closed to treat bed bug infestation

October 6, 2016

An anonymous viewer told 13 NEWS the some 200 employees at the VA Hospital’s Health Resource Center had been advised of a bed bug infestation in the building…read more

Bed bugs in TTC’s lost and found

October 5, 2016

Everything turns up in the TTC’s lost and found — including bed bugs.

On Wednesday morning, the transit authority’s lost articles office was closed for fumigation…read more

Bed Bugs Becoming Increasingly Prevalent In Areas Like The SCV, Making Early Detection And Treatment Vital

October 5, 2016

As bed bugs become more and more common throughout areas like the Santa Clarita Valley, the owner of a pest control company in Santa Clarita is encouraging residents to detect and treat the problem early…read more

Record numbers of bedbugs in Denmark

October 5, 2016

Bedbugs, those nasty little bloodsuckers that hide in furniture and mattresses and in every crack and crevice they can find, are becoming more and more of a problem in Denmark…read more

Overpopulated French prison ‘infested’ with rats and bed bugs

October 3, 2016

The French state system is being taken to court over the proliferation of rats, cockroaches and bedbugs at an overpopulated prison…read more

Apartment building battling bed bugs

October 3, 2016

Lake View Terrace Highrise apartments in St. Joseph has “guests” it would like to get rid of, but it’s a difficult process…read more

Bedbug infested hotel made me homeless: educator

October 2, 2016

Bedbugs from a Midtown hotel drove a Harvard doctoral student to homelessness, a new lawsuit charges…read more

Bed bug nightmare: How to deal with it

October 1, 2016

Marshalls Pest Control has been serving the Kitchener-Waterloo area for more than 55 years. One of the more upsetting infestations that people experience is bed bugs, but Marshalls can eliminate the problem for you…read more

Bloodthirsty bed bugs are coming to the UK and they’re more resistant than ever

October 1, 2016

Super resistant bed bugs are coming to the UK thanks to holidaymakers and the unusually warm weather we’ve been having.
They may not look like vampires, but these ravenous mites are after your blood and they’re even tougher to kill, according to experts…read more

Bedbugs Infest Buildings In New Jersey Capital

September 30, 2016

There is a bed bug infestation in New Jersey’s capital.

The creepy crawlers have turned up in three state buildings, and one of the locations is, ironically, at the Department of Health…read more

District 205 bed bug warning; 2 cases at GHS

September 28, 2016

A couple high school students have had bed bugs recently, which prompted the District 205 administration to notify high school parents and guardians Wednesday…read more

Bed Bugs on the rise

Rich or poor, clean or dirty, bed bugs don’t care; we are just a meal to them!

Bed bugs are found worldwide and are spread through human travel. This travel can be people going from motel to motel, or from moving from apartment to apartment. Bed bugs are not just a motel problem anymore…read more

Bug infestation draws protest at Mitchell Courthouse

September 30, 2016

There is an ongoing controversy brewing at Baltimore’s downtown courthouses involving bugs.

Several people have reported being bitten by insects infesting the buildings. It drew protesters Friday.read more

San Leandro Family Sues Disney Over Alleged Bed Bugs

August 26, 2016

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is facing a lawsuit from a San Leandro family after bedbugs at the acclaimed hotel ruined their 2014 vacation, they allege…read more

Fire marshal: Effort to kill bed bugs led to fatal fire in Springfield

August 24, 2016

A fire marshal says efforts to get rid of bed bugs led to a fire that killed a man in north Springfield on Tuesday night. The fire killed Michael Kessler, 52. A woman in the house suffered minor injuries and was treated at a hospital…read more

“Home recipe” pesticide mix sends Hamilton woman to hospital

August 10, 2016

A woman was taken to hospital Tuesday afternoon after inhaling toxic fumes from mixing three household cleaning products as a form of pest control in her home…read more

Bedbugs send Calgary family scurrying from their Beddington home

August 9, 2016

Tiny, tenacious, and terrible enough to drive an entire family from their Calgary home.

They’re the noxious pest known as bedbugs, and for Wanda Worx and family, including her two young grandchildren, an infestation of the bloodsucking pests has resulted in exile from their Beddington rental home, as well as the destruction of most of their belongings…read more

Two Cineplex auditoriums closed to investigate bedbug claims

August 6, 2016

Two movie auditoriums were closed at a Cinema City Movies 12 location in northeast Edmonton while exterminators investigated the presence of bedbugs…read more

Montreal family in limbo after fighting with city officials over bed bug infestation

July 29, 2016

Kamila Lewandowska said she’s fed up after trying for a month to get city officials to take care of the bed bug problem in her social housing apartment…read more

Trump National resort sued over bedbug bites

July 28, 2016

A New Jersey man has filed suit against Trump National Doral Miami, a luxury resort owned by the Trump Organization, after he says he was bitten by bedbugs while staying in the property’s Jack Nicklaus villa building…read more

Isolated case of bed bugs found at St. Elizabeth East

July 28, 2016

The Indiana State Board of Health is investigating complaints of bed bugs at Franciscan St. Elizabeth East Hospital.

Officials at Lafayette East said they recently experienced an isolated incident of bed bugs, but are doing what they can to contain and prevent the problem from spreading…read more

Fanshawe College Fighting Library Bed Bug Infestation

July 28, 2016

Officials at Fanshawe College say they’re dealing with a pest problem in the school’s library.

AM980 has learned that the library was closed for three hours on Thursday as an expert company was called in to conduct a “thorough cleaning” of bed bugs…read more

Man, 84, evicted for bedbugs in block plagued with pests

July 25, 2016

Ben Trimble’s Vancouver apartment block has had a bedbug problem for several years. So when a pest-control inspector arrived to look over his apartment, he let him in.

“He pulls out a flashlight just bigger than a penlight [and shines it at] a crack along a chair, and within two seconds says you’ve got bedbugs,” Trimble said…read more

Renter: ‘Even our dog got bedbug bitten’

July 25, 2016

Holly Kemman’s first clue that she’d rented a house infested with bedbugs came in the form of itchy insect bites that showed up on her body—just one day after she, her granddaughters and her son’s girlfriend had moved in…read more

Bed bug infestation plagues Montreal family living in social housing complex

July 25, 2016

The Lewandowska family says they’ve been battling a bed bug problem for more than a month, but nothing is being done to help them.

The three-generational family – mother, daughter and granddaughter – is living under the same roof in a social housing complex on Saint-Antoine Street…read more

Joint reviews of pesticides encounter roadblocks

July 15, 2016

CropLife Canada would like to see a reinvigorated global joint review process for pesticides.


Pierre Petelle, vice-president of chemistry with CropLife, said the reviews have proved beneficial for the Canadian industry.
..read more

Several Augusta city workers moved after bedbugs found in city offices

July 15, 2016

Officials in Maine’s capital city say bedbugs were found in three city offices.

City officials say a General Assistance administrator taped a bedbug to her desk at Augusta City Centre…read more

Humboldt Street R-center closes due to bed bugs

July 15, 2016

Children who attend Rochester’s Humboldt Street R-center had to find an alternative site on Friday, as the center is closed while exterminators spray the site for bed bugs.

A staff member discovered a bed bug on a pool table Thursday, forcing the rec center to move the children outside, and close altogether Friday and Monday…read more

Bed bugs invade NYC Council offices after infiltrating City Hall

July 13, 2016

Bed bugs have infiltrated another branch of city government.

The City Council offices at 250 Broadway in lower Manhattan are the latest municipal building to be infested with the itch-inducing critters, the Daily News has learned…read more

Bed bug concerns in Attleboro

July 13, 2016

A bed bug infestation is happening at an Attleboro housing apartment complex. People living at the River Court apartments on Hodges St. say the problem started a few weeks ago on the 4th floor.

Several people reported seeing bugs inside in their homes. The city sent an exterminator in to spray, but now they say bugs are spreading to other floors, forcing many to find a new place to stay…read more

Province spends nearly $200K fighting bedbugs in public housing

June 27, 2016

Those tiny tormenters known as bedbugs produced a large bill for taxpayers last year.

The Department of Social Development spent $191,436.71 on bedbug treatments and bedbug removal in its public housing units in 2015…read more

Calgary pest control business sees 40 per cent increase in bed bug calls

June 23, 2016

Orkin Canada, a national pest control company in Canada, is saying it’s seen a 40 per cent increase in calls for bed bugs this summer, and with the Calgary Stampede coming up, the timing isn’t ideal for the city…read more

Bedbug ordinance would enable city to prevent spread of infestations, Augusta officials say

June 23, 2016

A revised, potentially permanent, bedbug ordinance would give the city the ability to take action when rental properties become so infested with the persistent pests they could spread to neighboring properties, city officials said Thursday…read more

Bedbug problem growing in Kansas City metro

June 23, 2016

Donald Jewett has bedbug bites all over his body. Confined to a wheelchair much of the time due to a variety of health issues, Jewett says his helper discovered bedbugs in his Westport apartment a few weeks ago…read more

‘Peak season’ for bed bugs is the summertime

June 23, 2016

Bed bugs are found wherever there are people. And when people travel, they have a tendency to hitch-hike.

“Due to globalization, it’s safe to say that these insects are completely cosmopolitan and can be found on any continent with large human populations,” Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator for Clay and Owen counties Purdue Extension Robert Bruner said…read more

Pesticides still threaten pollinators: Ont. beekeepers

June 23, 2016

Ontario beekeepers say the high rate of bee deaths is continuing and the federal government must take action on certain pesticides to try and reverse the trend.

Andre Flys, vice-president of the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association, told the standing agriculture committee in Ottawa last week during its study of bee health that the threat from neonicotinoid and other system pesticides hasn’t lessened…read more

Higher bug infestations a problem in post-wildfire Fort McMurray

June 22, 2016

Some Fort McMurray residents whose homes were spared from the Alberta wildfire are now dealing with another kind of problem; bug and pest infestations.

Upon returning in early June, Mary Villemure quickly realized her home wasn’t exactly as she’d left it…read more

Bed bugs sniffed out at Essex County library branches

June 17, 2016

LaSalle and Tecumseh’s library branches were the latest to undergo treatment as part of a bedbug scare across the Essex County Library system — but library officials assure that there’s no problem now…read more

Moviegoers: Elmwood Regal Cinemas leaves families with bedbug bites

June 7, 2016

The clothes Shalanda Favors and her family wore to Regal Cinemas, last week, are packed into plastic bags and kept outside their house on the back deck. They don’t want to take any chances bedbugs might get inside…read more

Syrian refugees battling bedbugs in Saint John

June 4, 2016

Several homes in Saint John’s Crescent Valley neighbourhood have been dealing with a bedbug infestation.

Several Syrian refugee families have settled in the area.

Now some them are now dealing with the frustration of bedbugs…read more

Conditional pesticide registrations no longer possible

June 3, 2016

Canada’s Health Minister has followed through on her promise to end conditional registrations of pesticides.

As of June 1, Health Canada and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) will no longer grant conditional registrations, where the government approved the use of a pesticide but asked an agri-chemical company for additional information to support the registration…read more

Md. health department building deals with bedbugs

May 30, 2016

The legalization of medical cannabis has come with the need to reform and even create many policies and regulations in order to provide a safe framework for its production and consumption. One important issue up for contention is the use of pesticides on cannabis plants…read more

Md. health department building deals with bedbugs

May 27, 2016

It was a bedbug-sniffing canine that first detected the little bloodsuckers at a Montgomery County government building. After an initial report on May 18, contractors used bug-sniffing dogs to check for bedbugs — and they found them at the county’s Department of Health and Human Services…read more

6 USF classrooms closed due to bed bugs

May 27, 2016

Bedbugs have returned to University of South Florida’s campus. Six classrooms within the Muma College of Business building are closed temporarily after bedbugs were discovered.

In an email to faculty and staff, College of Business dean Moez Limayem said, “in an abundance of caution,” the classes scheduled for those rooms will be moved for the rest of the summer semester, which ends June 24. The rest of the building will remain in use…read more

Court says feds must review questionable pesticides

May 27, 2016

The Federal Court has ruled that Ottawa cannot shirk its responsibility to review registered pesticides that contain an active ingredient that has been banned by a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)…read more

Local bedbug coalition says “epidemic” in Kingston needs government attention

May 25, 2016

Bed bugs are invading mattresses, box springs, and homes throughout Kingston, according to a local, ad hoc awareness group that took the issue to a Common Council committee.

A representative of the Bedbug Coalition last week asked the Law and Rules Committee to adopt stricter guidelines to regulate how landlords handle bed bugs…read more

BBAHC on the frontlines against bed bugs in rural Alaska

May 13, 2016

Alaska’s rural communities are seeing an increase in bed bug infestation. It’s a problem that can feel overwhelming, embarrassing, and difficult to control.

Now, the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation and the Tanana Chiefs Conference are helping rural Alaskans fight bed bugs with a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…read more

Boy, 10, faces long recovery after pesticide poisoning

May 9, 2016

Peyton McCaughey still puts on his baseball uniform and cleats, but he has to sit on the bench for the game.

The 10-year-old is sidelined from much of what used to be his life…read more

Itchy! The Top 25 U.S. Cities for Bed Bugs

May 8, 2016

Just the thought of bed bugs is enough to make you say “Ew!” and start to scratch. Bed bugs are on the move, and even the most posh hotels and affluent areas of a city can have an infestation. Bed bugs know no economic boundaries. Based on the bed bug treatments it performed in U.S. cities in 2015, Orkin has identified the top 25 cities that are infested with bed bugs…read more

Bugged by Bedbugs, Maine Capital City Passes Emergency Rules

May 6, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine – The City Council in Maine’s capital city has adopted an emergency bedbug ordinance to give officials rules they say are needed to fight infestations of bedbugs…read more

Bed bugs cause stir at Yale, New Haven city schools

April 24, 2016

Bed bugs are causing a stir in New Haven, where the blood-sucking parasites have been making unwelcome appearances in places including Yale University.

In recent weeks, students at a city high school refused to enter a classroom where the bugs had been spotted and Yale’s School of Medicine had to find new accommodations for visiting accepted students after bugs were seen in a dorm…read more

Woman Wakes Up To Find Bloody Pillow And Marks On Body

April 21, 2016

A federal judge ruled on April 19 in favor of one New York woman suing a Super 8 Virginia motel after reportedly waking up to find her pillow bloody and at least 40 bites on her body.

Military veteran Janie McFarland was out of town in September 2014, spending a weekend at the Albemarle County…read more

Adult home addressing bedbugs issue

April 19, 2016

 The Washington Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is removing carpeting, replacing furniture and scrubbing down areas to address instances of bedbugs.

Bedbugs were spotted in a couple of places in the adult homes but not the nursing home, according Tom McCartin, director of marketing for Centers Health Care of New York City, which owns the facility.read more

Bedbug Lawsuit Against Va. Motel Moves Forward

April 19, 2016

A federal judge will allow a jury to hear a New York woman’s claim against a motel in Albemarle County, Virginia.

Janie McFarland stayed at a Super 8 motel in 2014. She said she discovered more than 40 bedbug bites on her body after staying at the motel and is seeking $5 million in damages…read more

Bed bug lawsuit moves forward

April 19, 2016

A federal judge will allow a jury to hear a New York woman’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a Virginia hotel over bed bugs allegations.

Janie McFarland checked-in to an Albemarle County Super 8 Motel on a visit to central Virginia with her church group from New York…read more

Are you next? Blood-sucking bedbugs overrunning Brit homes at epidemic levels

April 17, 2016

Once a scourge that tormented a third of Brits in the 1930s, the dreaded bedbug has been making a misery filled come back…read more

What you need to know about bedbugs

April 16, 2016

For many years, worrying about letting the bedbugs bite wasn’t something most Americans had to think about before going to sleep. But over the past decade or so they seem to have come back with a vengeance.

This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Harold Harlan, a bedbug specialist, tells us what we need to know about bedbugs and how we can avoid them. Harlan is a retired military medical entomologist whose research through raising bedbugs has been instrumental to helping the U.S. develop a federal response to the problem. Through his work he has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s bronze medal, the highest honor the EPA bestows…read more

Nigeria: The Many Troubles of University of Lagos

April 14, 2016

Education is said to be the bedrock of any society. No nation can attain its desired level of development without quality and sound education, but the state of affairs in Nigeria at present such as epileptic electricity supply and scarcity of petrol is impacting negatively on our education as everybody is feeling the heat, teachers and students inclusive…read more

Nova Scotia earmarks $1.6M to fight bed bugs

April 13, 2016

The province is pumping $1.6 million into pest eradication in 700 government-owned housing units across Metro Halifax this June.

The upcoming June blitz comes two years after the province launched a pilot program focused on three of its buildings that aimed to eradicate vermin such as bed bugs…read more

Are bedbugs becoming more resistant?

April 13, 2016

Sydney – In alarming news for those with an aversion to bedbugs. The insects appear to be adapting to insecticides by developing thicker skins, according to new research…read more

Bedbugs found in one classroom at Cuyahoga Falls High School

April 12, 2016

CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Cuyahoga Falls School District reported a case of bedbugs in one room of the high school building.

On its Facebook page Tuesday, the district said initially one bed bug was found on one student Friday, but on Monday, “as the students returned, the bedbugs returned.”…read more

Motel tenants take action

April 8, 2016

Ten men living in a rundown Kingston motel have filed applications with the Landlord and Tenant Board to reclaim rent payments and have the conditions of their rooms improved.

The men are being represented by staff from the Kingston Community Legal Clinic, who met with them two weeks ago to document their living conditions at the Knights Inn at 1155 Princess St…read more

Pest control Consumer Information: Common Insecticides Not Killing Bed Bugs Anymore

April 6, 2016

After treatments are made for bed bugs, residents generally return to their home to sleep, providing blood meals for any bed bugs that did not immediately die. Even if the bed bugs live only a few days longer, it gives them time to reproduce, enabling a new or extended infestation. Such results were not necessarily found in the past because research was conducted in a lab and the bed bugs not given the opportunity to feed after the treatment test…read more

Lakewood Council Discusses Increased Bedbug Complaints

April 6, 2016

Yes, “don’t let the bedbugs bite,” is more than a nursery rhyme. It’s a real problem, and several residents of the Lake Shore Towers apartment complex appeared before the council Monday seeking help, reported Cleveland.com. The residents of the complex located on Edgewater Drive told the council that they had been subjected to paying high fees for bedbug treatments after complaining to landlords…read more

Bed bugs and freight sheds: Britain’s welcome to asylum seekers

April 6, 2016

“The man in the family said they had bed bugs everywhere in the house.” A volunteer in Barnsley, in the north of England, was telling me about conditions in a house provided to asylum seekers by G4S, the world’s biggest security company…read more

Norovirus, bedbug outbreak reported at Brockton homeless shelter

April 5, 2016

Four homeless people have fallen ill with norovirus at Brockton’s homeless shelter, which is also dealing with an outbreak of bedbugs, officials said Tuesday.

The Brockton Enterprise reported that the downtown shelter, MainSpring House on North Main Street, is completing cleaning protocols and working closely with state public health officials, said John Yazwinksi, executive director of Father Bill’s & MainSpring, which runs shelters in Brockton and Quincy…read more

Bedbugs flourishing in low-income communities, study finds

April 5, 2016

Not to give anyone the willies, but a recent study of New Jersey apartments turned up bedbug infestations in about 1 out of every 8 apartments. In almost half of homes, the residents had no idea they were roommates with the critters…read more

Bed Bugs Bite: Budget Apartments Loaded, Study Finds

April 5, 2016

People living in budget apartment buildings across northern New Jersey are likely to have bed bugs and not even know about it, a new study finds. A team from Rutgers University found that one in eight low-income apartments had bedbugs, and half the time the residents didn’t even know it…read more

Lakewood City Council considers how to address bed bug complaints

April 5, 2016

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — City Council is looking at ways to help residents dealing with bed bugs amid an increase in the number of complaints coming to City Hall.

Councilwoman Cindy Marx Monday asked council to hold meetings with the city’s Bed Bug Work Group, which was formed a little more than a year ago. The Work Group brings together city officials and members of the public to discuss ways to treat for bed bugs and prevent further infestations…read more

5 Spine-Tingling Stories From Exterminators and What They Learned

April 5, 2016

Exterminators have seen it all. They’ve seen stuff that no one, including them, ever wants to see. And as long as you’re at a safe distance, it’s oddly fascinating to delve into what some of their worst days actually were like. Check out these war stories—and learn professional secrets for keeping your own home critter-free…read more

Bedbugs Widespread in Low-Income Housing, Study Finds

April 5, 2016

Bedbug infestations are common in low-income apartments, and residents are often unaware of the problem, researchers report.

In the study of nearly 2,400 individual low-income apartments in New Jersey, more than one in 10 were found to have bedbugs. And buildings with high tenant turnover had more infestations, researchers said…read more

Hoarders Harboring Bed Bugs

April 5, 2016

Hoarders are at very high risk for attracting bed bugs. Exterminators at BedBug911 report that the worst infestations they’ve seen are in the homes of hoarders.

“The number one cause of bed bug infestation is picking up furniture from the street,” says an exterminator of the Brooklyn based company, “we see this a lot with hoarders…”read more

Bedbug complaints mount at Gastonia motel

April 4, 2016

A woman said she discovered bedbugs in her sheets Sunday at the Gastonia Inn, and it wasn’t the motel’s first complaint.

“I’m very disappointed at what happened,” said the woman, who did not want to be identified.

She said she went to the motel out of necessity and didn’t know about the motel’s history has with the health department…read more

Bed bugs found at Portsmouth 911 call center

April 4, 2016

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) – For the second time since 2014, a bed bug infestation forced the city to clean out the Emergency Communications Center.

13News Now obtained photos recently taken of a dispatcher with bite marks up and down her arms and legs. Another picture appeared to be a bug in the office…read more

This One Mistake Is Creating Legions Of ‘Super Bedbugs’

March 24, 2016

If you’ve ever had bed bugs but couldn’t seem to get rid of them for the life of you, this is going to answer all your burning questions. The creepy crawly bugs that go bump in the night are everyone’s worst nightmare. So why is it that when you buy bedbug poison from the store it doesn’t seem to work? read more

Kansas City has made the list of 50 cities most-plagued by bed bugs

March 18, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Orkin has ranked the 50 worst cities in the nation for bed bugs, and Kansas City is among them. Kansas City came in at 44 on Orkin’s list, down three points from last year.

So how did it get this bad? Jason Billon, with Midwest Bedbug Services, says the problem started on the coasts, and now it’s moved here…read more

Couple says they got bed bugs from padded headboard bought at Walmart

March 16, 2016

A Kansas City couple has a brand new apartment with brand new furniture and a bad case of bed bugs.

The owners say a new bed is to blame, but they company they bought it from isn’t doing anything to investigate or fix the problem.

“I freaked out. I was almost in tears,” said Brittany Drummond…read more

Don’t let the bed bugs bite: 2016 sees 80pc increase in infestations but what counties are suffering the most?

March 14, 2016

Bed bugs have become a growing nuisance in Ireland in recent years.

Data collected by Rentokil Ireland shows an 80 per cent increase in call outs for bed bug infestations, compared to the same period in 2015…read more

Crews face tough job removing bedbugs from Watertown buildings (VIDEO)

March 13, 2016

WATERTOWN — David W. Dummit doesn’t let a few bedbugs get under his skin.
During the past year, the local exterminator has become the first line of defense for getting rid of the pesky bugs from many buildings in and around Watertown…read more

Health Canada warns travellers to check for bed bugs

March 13, 2016

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A warning for Spring Break travellers: Don’t bring bed bugs back into the country! Vacationers are being told to inspect their hotel room for signs of the pest.

Pat Currie with Health Canada says the insects are good hitchhikers, so it is also important to take a close look at your luggage and its contents when you get home…read more

Return from Vacation with Souvenirs, Not Bedbugs

March 13, 2016

With Spring Break being a popular time of year for people to travel, Health Canada is reminding vacationers to make sure they don’t bring back any unwanted souvenirs…read more

State health inspectors launch emergency raid on northwest Reno group home

March 11, 2016

Nearly six months after state officials noted serious problems — including bed bugs, filth and a lack of controls on medications — in a northwest Reno group home, inspectors launched an emergency investigation at the house and removed at least one woman in an ambulance.

The emergency raid at the house came one day after the Reno Gazette-Journal asked questions about the group home on Kings Row after a woman called to describe filthy conditions inside the house…read more

Bedbugs infest Tenn. ambulance service

March 10, 2016

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — An ambulance service in Tennessee recently dealt with an infestation of bed bugs.

WATE.com reported an employee with the Sevier County Ambulance Service noticed bug bites and called an exterminator.read more

Wesley Johnson Has A Spooky Story About The Haunted OKC Hotel That Gave Kyrie Irving Bed Bugs

March 10, 2016

The Thunder have enjoyed a healthy home-court advantage during their time in Oklahoma City, but that advantage may extend outside the walls of Chesapeake Arena. Last week, Kyrie Irving played only nine minutes in a highly anticipated matchup against the Thunder. It was initially reported that Kyrie left the game with flu-like symptoms, but a couple days later, Kyrie revealed that he had been bitten by bed bugs at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel…read more

Recent Research Reveals Bed Bug Mobility

March 10, 2016

With a name like bed bugs, one might think these pests are likely to stay tucked in for a good night’s sleep. But a recent study conducted by Rutgers University uncovered the truth about how mobile these pests are – and the results have interesting implications for multifamily property managers…read more

Bed Bug-Weary Clippers Change Oklahoma City Hotels

March 10, 2016

Fully aware of Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving’s experience with bed bugs at the 105-year-old Skirvin Hilton last month, the Los Angeles Clippers booked the nearby Sheraton before their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, the LA Times reported…read more

Alliance High closed today due to bed bugs

March 10, 2016

At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday night, Alliance City Schools posted a message to the district’s Facebook page stating school would be canceled today due to beg bugs being found in the building.

The announcement came after bed bugs were found in a classroom March 3 and another was found in a neighboring classroom on Monday…read more

Officials close Ohio high school after finding bed bugs

March 10, 2016

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — A northeastern Ohio high school is closed after officials say they found four bed bugs in the building.

Jeffery Talbert, superintendent of Alliance City Schools, said the decision to close the school Thursday was a precautionary measure to put people at ease…read more

LARC Ranch Responds To Letter Alleging Organization Has Issue With Bedbugs, Staffing

March 2, 2016

According to LARC Ranch’s website, the organization strives to accomplish one goal: “To help developmentally disabled people thrive.”
LARC Ranch was founded in 1959 and provides homes, recreation, social activities, physical fitness, day training, workplace training and more to its residents…read more

University in Siloam Springs tackles bedbugs in dormitory

March 2, 2016

A university residence hall in Siloam Springs has had two rounds of treatment to eliminate bedbugs.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that John Brown University called a pest-control company in December and January to eliminate the bedbugs in Mayfield Hall, a women’s dormitory with 134 rooms…read more

British Airways ground plane after bed bugs found on board

February 29, 2016

A British Airways plane has been taken out of service after bed bugs were found on board.

The airline said two of the bloodsucking insects were found.

“Whenever any report of bed bugs is received, we launch a thorough investigation and, if appropriate, remove the aircraft from service and use specialist teams to treat it – this happened in this instance,” a spokeswoman for the airline told Mashable…read more

SFU ecologist gets Scotts Canada help in controlling bed bugs

February 29, 2016

The scourge of bed bugs might be one step closer to being controlled with Scotts Canada sponsoring the research of a Simon Fraser University ecologist…read more

For Hotels, Bedbugs Are Bad Enough, and Social Media Adds to Irritation

February 29, 2016

The worst hotel experiences can be caused by an insect smaller than a fingernail clipping.

Take the New Jersey physician who was working in a Midtown Manhattan hotel room during a business trip in January when he noticed a bug on his arm. An inspection turned up about 30 more in the room, he said. The doctor had discovered the scourge of the hotel: bedbugs…read more

Bedbugs are developing a strong resistance to most common insecticides

February 29, 2016

Bedbugs are reportedly building up a strong resistance to some of the most powerful insecticides due to overuse, which means we might need to turn to non-chemical solutions to get rid of them.

Researchers from Virginia Tech and New Mexico State University tested the most common class of insecticide called neonicotinoids, or neonics, which is often combined with pyrethroids in commercial treatments for bedbugs…read more

Couple Claims City Housed Them In Bedbug-Infested UWS Nightmare Hotel

February 27, 2016

A couple who were relocated by the city after their Brooklyn apartment burned down in a fire say they have been stuck in a bedbug-infested Upper West Side hotel. “I have bedbug bites all over my skin and management is doing nothing,” Cherise Robinson told PIX11…read more

Bed bug complaints at area hotels

February 27, 2016

According to pest control companies bed bugs could be making a resurgance in the U.S. Orkin says the reduced use of pesticide plus an increase in international travel could be to blame.

This week FOX17 received two complaints from separate viewers who report finding bedbugs in two different area hotels…read more

Third of units at Serenity Towers infested with bedbugs, report finds

February 26, 2016

About a third of all the units inside Serenity Towers have bedbugs, according to a Memphis Code Enforcement report released Friday.

The report says 134 units have bedbugs inside the senior high rise apartment complex. Other code enforcement violations included cockroaches, broken or damaged windows, leaks in the ceiling, broken thermostats, damaged toilet and faucets among other things…read more

Bed bugs under the microscope of UC researcher, Fairfield grad

February 26, 2016

A Fairfield High School graduate and University of Cincinnati professor is part of a team of scientists from around the globe studying the genetic makeup of bed bugs in hopes of developing an insecticide that will eradicate the blood-sucking pests once and for all…read more

Couple living in city-sanctioned hotel claim home is infested with bedbugs, rats

February 26, 2016

Cherise Robinson showed PIX11 the bedbug bites up and down her arm that she says she received living in the Manhattan Hotel at 308 West 94th St., courtesy of the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development.

“I have bedbug bites all over my skin and management is doing nothing,” Ms. Robinson told PIX11…read more

Invasion of the Bedbugs

February 26, 2016

A few days ago, I found myself standing naked in a friend’s backyard, having just thrown away most of my personal possessions, wondering where my life went wrong.

How, you may ask, did I arrive at such an amusing, pathetic state? The answer comes in one word that’s sure to send a shiver down many spines: Bedbugs…read more

British Airways plane grounded after bed bugs found

February 26, 2016

British Airways withdrew the Boeing 747 aircraft from service as a precaution after two of the parasitic insects were discovered in a cabin. The two insects were found along row 47 of a flight flight from the U.S. to London Heathrow. Embarrassingly for the airline, the insects were spotted by passengers rather than aircrew…read more

British Airways jumbo jet ‘taken out of service’ after bedbug infestation

February 26, 2016

A British Airways Boeing 747 has been taken out of service for fumigation after a bedbug infestation was discovered.

“Whenever any report of bedbugs is received, we launch a thorough investigation and, if appropriate, remove the aircraft from service and use specialist teams to treat it — this happened in this instance,” a BA spokesperson told Mashable…read more

Analysis: Bed bugs on board

February 26, 2016

British Airways has confirmed that passengers on a recent inbound Boeing 747 flight from the US found some unwelcome stowaways on board: bed bugs. Cimex lectularius, to give the tiny insects their official name, feed exclusively on blood – usually human – and their bites can lead to large, itchy lumps in some people, although others have almost no reaction at all…read more

Don’t let the bed bugs bite: Apartment complaints lead to exterminator visit

February 26, 2016

An exterminator is set today, Feb. 26, to inspect some apartments at an independent living facility after residents complained of a bed-bug problem…read more

Bug Doctor Interviewed for Local CBS News Segment

February 26, 2016

In a recent visit to the Bug Doctor offices, the staff welcomed Dave Carlin, reporter for CBS 2 News, who covers breaking news stories and major events in the Tri-State (NY/NJ/CT)…read more

Bugging-Out at Wilbur Peck. When Housing Authority and Tenant Don’t See Eye to Eye

February 26, 2016

This week was an upsetting day for Chelsea Squire, who lives in Greenwich’s Wilbur Peck with her children. Wilbur Peck, built in 1953, is financed by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). On Wednesday morning, Ms. Squire peeled back the plastic baseboard under her kitchen sink and behind her stove because she had a hunch that that was where the cockroaches in her apartment live…read more

Woman Hospitalized Amid Bed Bug Investigation

February 25, 2016

A woman was hospitalized after a medical emergency turned into a health and safety inspection in her Central Lubbock home Thursday.

Lubbock Fire Rescue responded to the home at the 4900 block of 38th Street early Thursday afternoon. Crews discovered a bed bug infestation in the woman’s bedroom, and contacted Code Enforcement…read more

Brit-itch Airways: Plane flies on despite bosses knowing it was infested with bloodsucking bed bugs

February 25, 2016

A British Airways jet infested with bed bugs was allowed to keep flying as there was no time to disinfect it, staff claim.

Cabin crew logged the issue because passengers were bitten but bosses decided to keep the aircraft in service…read more

Bed bug numbers on the rise: Rothamsted researcher in Harpenden

February 25, 2016

An international study, involving an expert from Rothamsted Research, has allowed scientists to read the genetic make-up of the human blood suckers for the first time…read more

Officials: Homemade bedbug treatment, cigarette caused blaze

February 24, 2016

Firefighters said they believe a homemade treatment for bedbugs contributed to the cause of a Monday night fire that destroyed a Walesboro-area home…read more

Woman Claims She Was Bitten By Bed Bugs at Nashville Hotel

February 23, 2016

The Comfort Suites off Percy Priest Drive has been ordered to keep one hotel room off limits to guests until the health department finds no trace of bed bugs…read more

Irving blames bed bug bites for knocking him out of game against Thunder

February 23, 2016

Kyrie Irving blamed bed bugs – not the flu bug – for knocking him out of Sunday’s game in Oklahoma City.

The Cavaliers star guard said following Monday’s loss to Detroit that he left the nationally televised game against the Thunder after playing just 9 minutes because he was “freaked out” and tired after he was bitten on the head by bed bugs…read more

Will We Be Forced To Welcome Our Insecticide-Resistant Bed Bug Overlords?

February 23, 2016

Bad news for people who hate bed bugs. The insects are developing a resistance to widely used chemicals, according to a new study.

Researchers tested bed bugs taken from homes in Cincinnati and throughout Michigan, and found “high levels of resistance” to neonicotinoid insecticides…read more

Will We Be Forced To Welcome Our Insecticide-Resistant Bed Bug Overlords?

February 23, 2016

Bad news for people who hate bed bugs. The insects are developing a resistance to widely used chemicals, according to a new study.

Researchers tested bed bugs taken from homes in Cincinnati and throughout Michigan, and found “high levels of resistance” to neonicotinoid insecticides…read more

Bed bugs found in residence hall at Carlow University

February 22, 2016

Bed bugs have been found in one residence hall on Carlow University’s Pittsburgh campus, a spokesman for the university said Tuesday.
According to Carlow University Director of Media Relations Drew Wilson, a bug-detecting dog was brought in last week to inspect every floor of Frances Warde Hall after two rooms were suspected of having bed bugs…read more

Without powerful insecticides, bed bugs spreading

February 22, 2016

Bed bugs are a year-round issue for local pest control businesses, and they have become experts at hide-and-seek.

Local exterminators say eliminating them is a problem everyone will face, probably sooner rather than later…read more

Cooperative Extension video gains unexpected attention

February 21, 2016

A video posted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in 2010 has recently gained widespread attention after being picked up by the blog Lifehacker.

The video, an installment of their series “Experts on Demand,” is a presentation by Cooperative Extension’s Pest Management Specialist Jim Dill on how to check for bedbugs in hotel rooms…read more

TTC responds to online photo of bedbug on streetcar

February 20, 2016

The Toronto Transit Commission has spoken out after a photo emerged online of a bedbug on one of its streetcars.
A photo posted to Reddit shows a bedbug on someone’s glove along with caption “So…the 501 (Queen Street) streetcar has bedbugs now.”…read more

Syracuse Crawls Down Annual List for Bed Bug Infestation

February 19, 2016

They’ve been called hitchhikers, and they’re not exactly the type of company you’d want to keep around. Bed bugs have been and continue to be an issue throughout the city of Syracuse. …read more

Dubuque’s public library hoping to stay bed bug free with help of canine

February 19, 2016

This is cooper — this four year old Labrador Retriever is hard at work at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque sniffing for bed bugs.

“What we’re doing is having the dog go through and the dog can smell them, we can’t,” said Jamie Karls, Branch Manager at Orkin in Dubuque…read more

Over 130 units at Global Ministries’ Serenity Towers infested with bed bugs

February 18, 2016

Residents at Serenity Towers told FOX13 they are tired of the scratching and itching from bed bugs.

This comes after Memphis Code Enforcement confirmed more than 130 units in the building are infested with the insects…read more

Ottawa Community Housing hires in-house pest control specialists

February 18, 2016

Ottawa Community Housing says it has begun hiring its own pest control specialists to deal with bed bug and cockroach infestations at its properties. But some tenants aren’t holding their breath the move will make their homes any more liveable…read more

New Bedford tenants battle bed bugs, end up sparking apartment fire

February 17, 2016

NEW BEDFORD — Tenants inside a North End apartment were using a flammable liquid to exterminate bedbugs on a couch, when a space heater turned on and ignited the apartment, police said…read more

Pest Case Scenario

February 17, 2016

Picture this: You’re in bed, unwinding after a long day before drifting to sleep when a conga line of bedbugs strolls across your covers. Thinking about bedbugs can incite itchy crawling sensations, but is there really anything to be afraid of in the Syracuse area?read more

A creepy crawlers cheat sheet

February 16, 2016

Despite a handful of chilly days in February, it’s been a balmy winter so far. But we’re not the only ones celebrating the spring-like temperatures – some creepy crawlers are joining the party, too…read more

Is this the worst bed bug infestation ever? Gruesome bedroom will make your skin crawl

February 15, 2016

If you’re squeamish about bugs or insects – or anything creepy that crawls – then you might want to look away now.

Because this gruesome video of an out-of-control bed bug infestation will definitely make your stomach churn…read more

Inspectors close care facility for disabled

February 12, 2016

San Antonio Manor, a Mountain View care home for disabled adults, was ordered to shut down this week after health inspections uncovered numerous violations that weren’t being corrected. The facility reportedly had mold, bed bugs and sewage leaks that were seeping into its residents’ living quarters…read more

Bed bugs creating travel woes? Follow these steps to keep them at bay

February 12, 2016

Do you know how much insecticide it takes to get rid of the ever-present, annoying bed bugs? According to journal published in Journal of Medical entomology something around a galloping 10,000 nanograms of neonicotinoid insecticide is required to kill bedbugs which have already been exposed to chemicals…read more

The Reason Bed Bugs Won’t Go Away

February 12, 2016

And the truly scary part? A recent study found that bed bugs can be resistant to some of the most popular chemicals we use to kill them. Instead of working, the chemicals can actually make bed bugs significantly harder to kill…read more

Remove Those Bugs Launches New Website To Promote Houston Extermination Services Online

February 12, 2016

As the weather continues to swing between extremes in February, the animal kingdom is in equal dismay to the human world, and this leaves large populations of pests seeking shelter in human habitation. This has led to a startling rise in infestations of homes and offices, and many people are seeking a means to eradicate these new and unwelcome guests as soon as possible. Remove Those Bugs is a Houston extermination service that offers the best services available, and has now launched a new website to promote their services online…read more

3 Shocking Facts About Bedbugs and NYC Hotels)

February 11, 2016

Nobody likes sleeping with bedbugs, and you better believe that people don’t like doing this at hotels. Unfortunately, a new report has been released and it shows that the number of bedbugs in NYC hotels has completely skyrocketed. So, if you are thinking about staying in NYC hotels, then you might want to think again. Anyway, here are a few facts about this that you might want to know…read more

Bed Bugs in Hotel Rooms Are On the Rise (Yuck)

February 10, 2016

Good rule of thumb? Put your luggage in the bathtub when you check in.

After a day of travel, many of us, upon arrival to a hotel room, will deposit our luggage on a luggage rack and flop onto the bed. And while this may be the most convenient—and comfortable—series of events, it’s also the riskiest. The reason? These locales are prime real estate for bed bugs…read more

6 things to do if you think bed bugs have invaded your home

February 10, 2016

Bed bugs are a pain. They’re small, reproduce in large numbers and inflict itchy bites. Up until a few years ago, they also pretty much unheard of in the United States…read more

Sleep tight: Reports of bed bugs have increased by 44% in New York City

February 10, 2016

Other than “flight delay” or “LaGuardia Airport,” there might not be a two words that make travelers more uncomfortable than “bed bugs.” So prepare to be creeped out, because reports of bed bugs in New York City’s hotels have increased more than 44% since this time last year — even at some of the city’s most expensive, five-star properties…read more

Five star hotels ‘infested’ with BED BUGS after major surge in blood-sucking insects across New York City

February 9, 2016

Tourists visiting some of New York’s most prestigious hotels have reported being bitten by bed bugs despite their five star surroundings…read more

Syrian refugee family combats bedbugs in Halifax apartment

February 9, 2016

A Syrian refugee family living in a central Halifax apartment say they’re suffering from something that plagues a lot of buildings: bedbugs…read more

How’d the bedbug get its bite? Scientists look to its genome for clues

February 8, 2016

If you live in a city, the word “bedbug” is like an icy dagger to the heart. The bloodsuckers rely on humans to survive, and they’re great at hopping from one apartment (or person) to another. They’re also increasingly resistant to insecticides…read more

He Always Does THIS Before Setting His Luggage Down. Everyone Should Know This Important Hotel Habit!

February 1, 2016

If you enter a hotel room and set your luggage down right away, you could be making a huge problem for yourself that might cost thousands of dollars to get rid of….read more

Massive Detroit Apartment Fire Stemmed from Bid to Kill Bedbugs

November 6, 2015

A Detroit woman has apologized for a massive fire that she and authorities said was accidentally started by her efforts to eradicate bedbugs from her apartment…read more

Hamilton’s John Sopinka Courthouse treated for bedbugs

March 18, 2015

A group of elusive suspects are on trial at Hamilton’s John Sopinka Courthouse: bedbugs.

The small, biting insects were discovered last week at two courtrooms in the courthouse, located at the corner of Main and John streets, CBC Hamilton learned…read more

The Solution

Health Canada approved our DX13™ product in June 2013 for industrial and domestic uses. DX13™ is being used in hotels, private homes, apartments and government social housing projects.

How it Works

Our modified diatomaceous earth (“DE”) essentially damages the outer skeleton of insects, killing them by desiccation. Our aerosol spray allows for application of DX13™ on bedbug paths behind headboards, on ceilings,  furniture legs, and around light switches. DX13™ adheres to these surfaces and ensures that the bedbugs will eliminate themselves by horizontal transfer long into the future.

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