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Bedbug.com Bed Bug Proof Products listed among top 10 travel products

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or to buy bed bug protection products for your travels today, head to Bedbug.com’s bed bug travel protection product page.

Bed Bugs in University of Nebraska Dorms

Recently, we reported about the University of Nebraska’s bed bug infestation. Well, they have dealt with the infestation, but at quite a hefty price! The cost to get rid of bed bugs at the University of Nebraska was estimated at over $300,000!

Getting rid of bed bugs in dorm rooms

Getting rid of bed bugs in dorm rooms, or anywhere, is a painstaking job. The University had 2 different pest control companies search room by room for the tiny critters.

One big challenge that the University faced was that of bed bug phobia or the social stigma that students faced in acknowledging that they had bedbugs in their dorm. Many students were afraid of admitting they have bed bugs; while other students admitted that they would be weary of “hanging out” with a student who had an infestation. Naturally, this causes a problem when searching for and eliminating bed bugs.

Preventing bed bugs in dorm rooms

The University of Nebraska has taken measures to warn students not to bring used furniture and mattresses back to the dorms – all in an effort to avoid future infestations. But is it enough? What about bed bugs in carpets and clothing? And, what if student’s simply can’t afford to heed that advice?We recommend that students, and even University’s, begin investing in bed bug mattress covers. In fact, in response to the recent bedbug outbreaks at college campuses across the US, Bedbug.com has created the scientifically engineered and bed bug proof smart buy for dorm rooms. This package deal saves student’s money by including the essentials for bed bug prevention!

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Bed Bug Law Suit over infested mattress earns one woman $225,000

A recent bed bug related law suit filed against Calidad Furniture gains one woman $225,000 and contiruted to putting the furniture company out of business!

bedbug bite, bed bug bites, bedbug bites, bed bug rash, bed bugs children, bed bug lawsuitAdrian Jackson sent her 2 children to see the pediatrician as a result of ‘bumps and rashes,’ which turned out to be bed bug bites. Sources report that the amount she was awarded by an Anne Arundel County jury was nearly $100,000 dollars more than she expected, in what has been called “one of the largest bedbug liability judgments in the country!”

This law suit reiterates 2 important bed bug prevention points:

  1. The need to be extremely cautious when buying used, and even new, mattresses. Read more about protecting mattresses from bed bugs.
  2. The high cost of bed bug infestations; to home-owners as well as business owners!

Bed bugs are on the Rise!

New Bed Bug Statistics including:

  • Bedbug populations have increased by 500% in the past few years
  • Bed bugs in Manhattan schools may be up by nearly 300%
  • Bed bugs live in a U.S. state near you!
  • Most people fear getting bed bugs while staying at a hotel, but few people inspect thier clothing and hotel rooms for bed bugs!
  • Getting rid of bed bugs can easily cost over $1,000 USD.
  • See below for more, inclusing bed bug prevention tips!

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Bedbug.com Affiliate Program

Have you ever thought about selling bed bug mattress encasement’s? Or perhaps offering them to your customers. Whether you’re an exterminator, hotel owner or travel blogger, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

How it works? Sign up for our affiliate program, place ads on your site or via email, and earn commissions for every sale completed! Read more about the Bedbug.com affiliate program here.

Where do bed bugs come from?

Bed bugs across the world have people asking the question – Where do they come from? Everyone wants to know where these critters originate and how to eliminate them. Bedbug.com provides some answers to this question and many more bed bug mysteries.

So, where do Bed Bugs Come From?

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  • Bed bugs reside in temperate zones across the world.
  • Bed bug infestations have increased due to an increase in international travel, and avaliable hosts.
  • Due to the elimination of powerful pesticides, such as DDT, in the 1950’s, bed bugs have been able to rebuild thier populations.
  • Recent research indicates that bedbugs have become more resilient to recent methods of killing bed bugs.
  • Common locations for bed bug infestation are in hotels, apartments, dorm rooms, hostels, cruise ships, hospitals, and moving vans. However, bed bugs can reside anywhere and survive for months without a single blood meal!

 Where do bed bugs hide in your home?

  • Bed bugs hide during the day, and do most of thier feeding at night.
  • Bed bugs typically hide nears beds; in mattresses, box springs and headboards. This is where the bed bugs can typically feed for longest while you sleep.
  • Bed bugs are typically transported though luggage, bedding, clothing and used furniture.

How Can I Protect A Bed or Luggage from Bed Bugs?

Bedbug.com Reviews – SecureSleep Bed Bug Crib Mattress Covers Reviews

SecureSleep Bed Bug Crib Mattress Covers Reviews – for the smart consumer looking for the best bed bug mattress cover out there!

Content from review on AllergyConsumerReview.com

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When in search of good bed bug covers you need a cover that not only prevents bed bugs from escaping but also prevents bed bugs from biting. A good bed bug cover must also be breathable for a comfortable night’s sleep. The Secure Sleep bed bug covers have been specifically designed to deliver the ultimate protection against bed bugs with scientifically-tested and patent pending zipper technology and special bite-proof fabric.

PARAMETERS STAR RATING
1. Bed Bug Bite Proof
2. Bed Bug Escape Proof
3. Zipper Quality
4. Tightness of Seams
5. Quality of Mattress & Pillow Covers
6. Quality of Box Spring Cover
7. Sleeping Comfort: quiet and soft under sheets (no plastic feel)
8. Breathability
9. Easy to put on
10. Manufacturer’s Warranty

Pluses:

  • The special reinforced zippers have Velcro and extra fabric to ensure a secure closure that will not let sneaky bed bugs in or out
  • Comfortable to sleep on – The American Sleep Association (ASA) conducted rigorous testing in both real-world sleep environments and a state-of-the-art sleep laboratory on the SecureSleep mattress covers and they passed with flying colors, receiving the exclusive endorsement of the ASA.
  • Great Value and Protection for Baby! These covers protect against more than just bed bugs. They keep dust mites, pollens, dust, molds, fungus and bio-fluids from contaminating your mattress, box spring and pillows to help provide a healthier night’s sleep.
  • These come with a lifetime warranty so you know they will last!

Minuses:

  • Because these are a synthetic fabric with a polyurethane laminate, they could potentially irritate a child with extreme sensitive skin or multiple chemical sensitivities

Summary:

The SecureSleep bed bug encasements are a #1 choice on my list. They offer unbeatable protection against bed bug bites and their special reinforced zippers make it impossible for bed bugs to escape or enter these covers. The micro-polyester fabric feels soft to the touch and you would never know it has a laminate layer. Their exclusive endorsement from the American Sleep Association (ASA) increases my confidence in these cover’s ability to provide a safe, healthy, and comfortable sleep environment. Not to mention they are covered by a lifetime warranty! What’s more, these encasing offer all the benefits of a dust mite cover providing an impenetrable barrier to dust mites and their allergens, pollens, dust, molds, fungus and bio-fluids.bedbug.com review, buy bed bug mattress cover, bed bugs crib

Bed bug law suit against Ohio Rental Company

In Dayton, Ohio bed bugs were found in the rental furniture of three disgruntled roommates, resulting in a law suit pitted at the rental company.

bed bug bites, protect bed from bedbugsThe bedbug lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Dayton in response to statements that these roommates received bed bug infested couch, loveseat, lamps and tables from a local rental center. The lawsuit says they immediately developed red welts from bed bug bites after moving the furniture into their home in February.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the lawsuit alleges that the rental center was negligent and caused emotional distress. It says the roommates had to hire an exterminator and get rid of possessions. This lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages to be determined at trial.

This is despite the fact that Ohio has one of the most up-to-date state regulations about bed bugs and even a bed bug task force!
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Landlord Help! Tenant Complaining of Bed bugs

Bed bug infestations are stressful for anyone, whether you are a tenant or a landlord and no matter where you live.

Recently, we have received many calls from landlords in New York state exacerbated that their tenant has just complained that they have bed bugs. While these bed bug search and elimination tips may be helpful for anyone who suspects bedbugs, this post is geared towards New York State Tenants and Landlords in such a situation.

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  1. Know the law: While we do not offer legal counsel, there are many laws about bed bugs in apartment buildings. A full list of bedbug laws in NYC can be found by clicking here.
  2. Find a Pest Control Company: It is the landlords responsibility to get the apartment checked for bedbugs. Many times other bugs, such as carpet beetles or dust mites can be confused for bed bugs. You can find exterminators using the Find Pest Control tab on Bedbug.com’s website or simply click the image on the right. NOTE: All exterminators listed on Bedbug.com have been verified, and many even have coupons for free bed bug inspections or reduced price treatments!
  3. Check for Bedbugs: Use your chosen exterminator to get the apartment in question checked for bed bugs. If that apartment does not have bed bugs, please skip to step 6 below.
  4. Eliminate Bed bugs: If bed bugs are located, bed bug treatments to eliminate them must be initiated. Be prepared that killing bed bugs is often expensive, typically between 400 and 1,000 dollars.
  5. New NY law! Landlords are responsible for checking adjacent apartments for bedbugs. While this is not extremely common, this is a new law in New York State because bed bugs have been found to crawl from one apartment to the next, especially in cases of heavy infestations.
  6. Encase Mattresses and Laundry: Consider bed bug mattress and clothing encasements to prevent any bed bug scares in the future. This may also add a sense of security for both yourself and your frazzled tenant, and help to patch up any residual tensions from this episode. NOTE: When purchasing bed bug encasements, make sure they have been tested and certified bed bug proof and look at the warranty – entomologist testing and lifetime warranties typically indicate confidence in the preventative abilities of the encasement product.
  7. Bonus Step: Bedbug.com coupon code! We know how hard bed bug detection and killing bed bugs can be; both emotionally and financially. Well, we’re here to help ease this in whatever ways we can. Just for reading this article, you get access to our highest 15% coupon code to be used by you and/or your tenant for your entire order at Bedbug.com checkout – Just click on SAVEAF15 and remember to enter ‘SAVEAF15’ as your coupon code at checkout.

Good luck with those critters and we hope these tips have helped you to sleep just a bit more secure tonight!

DIY: Home made bed bug prevention

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Bed bugs crawling on the corner of a mattress

Once you’ve got bed bugs, we don’t recommend taking things into your own hands. That’s why exterminators were invented.

But what can you do to prevent bed bugs at home before that happens?

Here are some quick and easy steps typically recommended by bed bug professionals:

  1. Make sure your bed is not touching the wall
  2.  Remove excess clutter from your apartment or wall
  3.  If your neighbor has bed bugs, make sure to get your apartment checked out too (p.s. This is a new law about adjacent apartments in NY state!)
  4. Keep personal items like purses off of the floor, especially in public areas.
  5. Make a moat to protect your bed! Putting some talcom powder in a plastic bowl can prevent bed bugs from being able to climb onto your bed.
  6. Encase, just in case! Buy clothing and mattress protectors that are certified bed bug proof, to ensure that bed bugs cannot bite through.