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How to Make Sure You Don’t Get Bedbugs at Occupy Wall Street #ows #occupywallstreet

How to Make Sure You Don't Get Bedbugs at Occupy Wall Street #ows #occupywallstreet

So you want to protest corporate greed, but you don't want to get bed bugs. Understandable. Here are some tips to make sure you don't become the occupied: Try not to use the sleeping bags donated and shared at the site of the protests. Try to do without a mattress. Use some cardboard or a crashpad. Don't waste your money on magical anti-bedbug sprays. They are bogus. Keep your bag... More »

 

Do Not Try On Your Own to Use Heat to Rid Your House of Bed Bugs

Do Not Try On Your Own to Use Heat to Rid Your House of Bed Bugs

  House burns in attempt to rid bedbugs - Harrisburg Daily Register   An overheated chimney is believed to have been the source of a fire that caused major damage to one side of the Glenn Frey residencenear Dundee, Ohio,  on Wednesday afternoon. Capt. Jason Ely of the Wayne Township (Dundee) Fire Department said Frey had heard that bedbugs could be eliminated by heating... More »

 

How to Avoid Getting Bedbugs When Traveling on an Airplane

How to Avoid Getting Bedbugs When Traveling on an Airplane

In a recent discussion on the BedBugger Forum, it was widely acknowledged that airplanes are even more of a haven for bedbugs than movie theaters. Why? Luggage from all over the globe is piled together Upholstered seats Humans sitting motionless and sleeping in said seats This issue has not yet hit the news. But it will. Doug Summers opined: I am... More »

 

How to Kill Bedbugs and Their Eggs With Heat – Yourself! (Preventative Measures)

How to Kill Bedbugs and Their Eggs With Heat - Yourself! (Preventative Measures)

Protecting yourself from bed bugs today requires serious lifestyle adjustments that definitely raise eyebrows among the lucky (soon-to-be-unlucky, unfortunately) bedbug-oblivious. One of the key precautions to take is the sterilization of clothes, bags and luggage that may have picked up a stowaway bedbug during its travels. It is not always convenient or prudent to throw all your thi... More »

 

Bed Bug Trends and the Tools to Monitor Them

Bed Bug Trends and the Tools to Monitor Them

Here are some great tools for watching bedbug trends, both regional and topical: ... More »

 

The Bedbug Summit

The Bedbug Summit

We live-tweeted the Bedbug Summit: Bedbug summit in Chicago! 10:47 AM Sep 21st via mobile web todayshow Interesting fact TODAY: North America's first ever #BedBugs Summit is being held in Chicago 8:19 AM Sep 21st via web by AMintheAM Retweeted by you and 34 others Hashtag #bedbugsummit is the one to follow, folks. #bedbugs #bedbug 10:51... More »

 

Killing Bedbugs By Heating Your House

Killing Bedbugs By Heating Your House

At 115 degrees Fahrenheit it is supposed to take 20 minutes to kill adult bedbugs. It takes an hour to kill the eggs, though. Professionals pump hot air into a structure for a few hours so heat reaches all the cracks and hiding places where the bugs will try to escape to. You also have to remove anything from the home that can be damaged and the home itself, including paint and plastic eleme... More »

 

Preventative Bed Bug Checking

Preventative Bed Bug Checking

The following is a very positive development. As more and more hotels begin preventatively bringing in bug-sniffing dogs, there will be an increase in transparency and consumers will be able to tell which places take bedbugs seriously. From a local Philly ABC station in March: John Cochie, innkeeper of the Alexander Inn in center city says he's taken preventive steps, such as regu... More »

 

How to Check a Hotel Room for Bed Bugs

How to Check a Hotel Room for Bed Bugs

So you have no choice. Life must go on and you will be staying in a hotel. You check the bedbug registry, but once you arrive at the hotel, you have to make sure you don't have blood-sucking roommates. So where should you check for bedbugs when entering a hotel room? This video provides a good idea of where they hide, what their stains on mattresses look like - and provides some appropri... More »

 

Is a Hot Car Hot Enough to Kill Bed Bugs?

Is a Hot Car Hot Enough to Kill Bed Bugs?

According to most of the contributors to this thread at the Bedbugger Forum, placing items in your hot car in the sun is NOT a reliable method. On the other hand, one fellow writes: I have Personally tested this theory. Living in Florida this is not hard to do because of the high heat.I placed a breatheable vial of bed bugs in a vehicle containing 5 Adults and 5- 3rd stage Instars. After 2... More »

 

How to Use the Bedbug Registry

The Bedbug Registry is critical in being able to travel without picking up bedbugs. In a recent visit to an extremely clean west coast city, hours were spend not only checking each hotel against the Bedbug Registry, but Googling the name of the hotel with various bedbug search terms. So how do you make sure your hotel does not have bedbugs? 1. Go to bedbugregistry.com 2. Browse the cit... More »

 

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