Like thousands of Americans you may be setting out for your summer vacations soon and for many of you that will mean a stay in a hotel. Because of the constant flow of visitors, hotels have become an all too common place to pick up bed bugs.
If you are planning on staying at a hotel, your first priority when you get into your room should be to place your luggage in the bathtub. It may seem strange advice, but believe us, this is the safest place for your bags while you inspect the room. Some people have even begun to travel with large garbage bags to keep their luggage in while they are on vacation. Continue reading
Our last post we discussed reasons to hire a pest control professional instead of trying to take care of the problem yourself. Apparently we were ahead of our time, because this week one of the hottest stories in the pest world is a study that was published in the June 3 issue of the Journal of Economic Entomology. The findings showed DIY bug bombs are ineffective when trying to eliminate bed bugs. Continue reading
Have you been struggling to keep bugs from invading your home this spring? Many bugs arrived a little early this year so homeowners have had to face the decision of hiring a pest management company or find a DIY solution for their infestation. If you have been trying to decide how to erradicate a pest problem in your home or business, here are some reasons we believe hiring a pest control professional is the safest and most effective route to choose. Continue reading
Recently the website bedbug.org posted a graphic listing some surprising facts about bed bugs. We’re in the bed bug extermination businesses and even we were surprised by a couple of the tidbits, especially when they showed the rise in bed bug infestations. Of course we know that the pests are on the rise all across the United States, but seeing the numbers graphically makes it hit home. Continue reading
The holidays have officially crept up on us once again and many of us are packing up in order to visit out of town relatives this weekend. If you are going to be staying in a hotel or bed & breakfast, make sure one present you dont bring home is bed bugs. Continue reading
This week the internet news site, Central Illinois Proud, published an article about bed bug infestations in Peoria, IL. What previously was thought of as a big city problem is quickly becoming something rural America is having to face. Continue reading
Here is an interesting article concerning these “re-emerging” pests. Even Mike Potter is in this writing. enjoy