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Bedbug.com at the International Home and Housewares Show

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Bedbug.com, a company leader in sales of protective products against bed bugs will be attending the International Housewares association trade show in Chicago, Illinois this year from March 6th – March 8th. Bedbug.com is known in the industry for its sales of technologically advanced, entomologist tested and highly effective mattress, pillow, luggage and other bed bug protective encasement products.

At this annual trade show, Bedbug.com will be among over 2,000 exhibitors from over 35 countries. Bedbug.com is excited to meet with other members of the pest control, hospitality health care and college campus arenas, and to connect with current and future SecureSleep(TM) encasement distributors.

Bedbug.com will be located at booth # N6355, so be sure to pack in your bed bug proof suitcase liner and stop by!

To schedule an appointment with Bedbug.com’s executive team at during the 2011 International Housewares Association trade show, please send an email to rsaffern@bedbug.com.

Additional information and a complete schedule of events can be found can be found at http://www.housewares.org/show/info/ or click here for a schedule of other bed bug events this year.

Media Contact:
Rich Saffern
email: rsaffern@bedbug.com
Tel.: 702-557-1903

Bedbug Dogs Sniff Out Bed Bugs

bed bug image, bed bugs picturesA national bed bug summit event was held and said to finish up February 9th in Washington. This event, led by the EPA, discussed the battle against the infamous bed bugs.

Some of what will be addressed during the two-day national summit is expected to concentrate on developing pesticides that serve as more effective in killing bed bugs. But many companies believe to have the answer with some old technology; man’s best friend. Specially trained beagles can sniff out adult bed bugs and even their tiny, hard-to-spotout eggs. You may be able to detect the hard to see bed bugs and their eggs in places such as the crevices in the bedpost and frames and behind the headboard. This method can help eliminate bed bugs in the bed, and avoid bed bug bites.

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With this epidemic, it is a good time to ask yourself, “Do I have bed bugs?” Answering this question can be made easy by visiting www.bedbug.com, where there are many tips and photos of where bedbugs hide, and what they look like! If you find that you do have bed bugs, we’ll provide assistance with contacting pest control and provide a catalogue with a multitude of entomologist approved bed bug protection products! We offer a variety ranging from mattress encasements to bed bug proof luggage liners.

Bed Bug Bites All Over New York City!

bed bugs, new york, manhattan, brooklyn, bed bug, bedbugs, bedbug.comNew Yorkers were bitten bad by bedbugs in 2010. During the year, New York’s residential bedbug complaints rose nearly 7%. Nationally, according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), one out of five Americans has either had a bedbug infestation in their home, or knows of someone who has encountered these critters at home, or in a hotel.

Mr. Sorkin, an entomologist, says that New York City tends to have many more infestations than actual complaints and violations. He says that many people won’t report a bedbug infestation, especially bed bugs in apartment buildings.

Years: 2009 2010
Violations: 4,811 4,846
Complaints: 12,594 13,472

In case of a bedbug complaint, New York has registered such situations with the city’s 311 nonemergency hotline. When 311 is contacted, the landlord is notified of the complaint and the tenant is then contacted by the department in order to confirm the complaint, prior to making a site visit, followed by a site visit by a pest control professional. In the case that bedbugs are detected, a violation will be issued.

A national survey says: People are most concerned about encountering bedbugs at hotels, in public transportation, at movie theaters, in retail stores and at medical facilities (NPMA). The association reports that bed bugs are present in every state, with no regional “hot spot” for infestation.

Respondents in the Midwest and the South: 1 out of 5 encountered bedbugs.
Respondents in the West: 19% encountered bedbugs.
Respondents in the Northeast: 17% encountered bedbugs.

Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association says, “Fairly evenly across the country, people are having experiences with bedbugs. I think so often people think Manhattan is the only city that has bedbugs…”

Bedbugs seem to be a major problem for travelers, as bed bugs in hotels have become an increasing issue. Bedbug.com offers bed bug travel protection, as well as many other categories of bed bug prevention aids and entomologist approved products!

Bed bugs on Cruise Ships

It seems as if there is nowhere to hide from bed bugs. Not even a vacation can rid us of these insects, as they have reached us even at sea on cruises!

Despite their presence, there are ways to avoid bed bug encounters.

Tips for before your cruise:

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-Check for past bed bug reports on your cruise line at Cruise-bruise.com.

-Ask your cruise line if they encase their bedding with bed bug proof encasement’s.

-Ask the cruise line if they have had any bed bug cases before.

-Pack a flashlight so you can inspect for the presence of bed bugs.

-Know what bed bugs and bed bug bites look like.

-Pack an anti-bedbug laundry bag and bring washable clothes in case you must launder them while on board.

Bedbug precautions while on the cruise:

-Check your clothes and body after each destination before getting back on the ship.

-Inspect your cabin thoroughly for signs of bed bugs before unpacking. Look behind     head boards, in seams and drawers.

-If your room does have or has had bed bugs, request to be placed in a new stateroom as far away from the original as possible. DO NOT bring your luggage into a room that has bed bugs!

Where do bed bugs come from in the first place?

-Bed bugs usually start in a hotel, get into someone’s luggage and then come into the cruise ship with the passenger. For ultimate protection, purchase anti-bed bug luggage liners, and check your luggage before getting back on your ship.

-If you suspect bed bugs on board you ship, immediately notify the purser’s office, and arrange to see the doctor on board for documentation purposes.

Bedbugs in NYC Senior Low Income Housing

Bed bugs are still biting throughout New York City. Most recently, bedbugs have been spotted in the Fairmont in Fairview Township.

Bed bugs have been seen on the bedding and furniture by residents there. News reports claim that they are spraying for the bugs and asking residents to “keep clean.”

While being tidy may be helpful in preventing bed bugs, cleanliness alone will not eliminate or kill bed bus.

For more tips on how to prevent bed bugs or approved bed bug elimination companies near you, please visit us at http://www.bedbug.com.

Waldorf gets bitten by bed bugs!

One women staying in the Waldorf hotel last month complained of bed bugs in her hotel room.

The hotel immediately upgraded her room, but not until after she had to be treated for a rash on her body.

The Waldorf also comments that they checked the room for bed bugs afterwards, but were unable to find any.

Bed bugs are prevalent in homes and hotels at all economic levels.

If you are traveling and would like to stay bed bug free, no matter what your accommodations, you can look into these helpful bed bug prevention tips when going to a hotel.

Bed Bugs in Washington D.C.

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Bed bugs have made their way into the federal building that houses the U.S. Agency for
International Development in Washington. Luckily, they did not infest the whole building, but
targeted single offices at the agency’s tower in the Ronald Reagan Building and International
Trade Center. USAID said they would treat infected areas and become proactive to prevent any
future infestations. Bed bugs feed on human blood and can cause itching and welts in some people.
If you suspect that you may have bed bugs in your home or office, you can get more information from this vast bed bug knowledge center and bedbug movie.

NPMA Applauds Reps. Butterfield and Young For Action Against Bed Bugs

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) applauds Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Don Young (R-AK) for creating a Congressional Bed Bug Forum set to take place on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Capitol Visitor Center. The Forum will focus on the federal government’s response to the bed bug resurgence and ways in which it can more effectively help assist Americans in managing this pest.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fairfax, VA

For more information, click here


Bed Bugs Bloom in Bloomingdales

bloomies, bed bugs, bedbugs, bloomingdales, nyc bed bugsThe severity of bed bug infestations have sprouted to a maximum. It seems that, one by one, clothing stores have to shut down due to a bed bug problem. Bloomingdales, located on Manhattans east 59th street, was New York’s latest top leading store to close temporarily because of a bed bug. Yes, a single bed bug. The store took this measure because where one bed bug is found, many others can arise.  Bed bugs commute by traveling on people’s clothes and bags and that once they are inside of a store or a home, they feed and multiply.

Other retail stores that were affected by bed bugs were Hollister, Niketown, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Victoria’s Secret. Evidently, this bed bug resurgence is not easily controlled. It has become such a serious issue that the City Council has created an Advisory Board to discuss how this problem should be dealt with. Ironically, even members of the health department have been hit with the bed bug epidemic.

Although no universal remedy has been found for this widespread plague, there are precautions that can be taken to prevent bed bugs from affecting your bedyour children at collegeyour children and your suitcases and clothing when traveling.

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CLICK HERE for more tips on how to avoid bed bugs.

Just do it! Buy mattress encasements

bed bug, bed bugs, bedbugs, bedbug, infestation, bed bug infestation, bed bug protectionBed bugs seem to be taking over New York City, one store at a time.  The East 57th Street, tourist favorite, Niketown store in NYC, has been the most recent brand name to become a victim of this bed bug army.

In order to insure homeostasis of the store, the company has taken the initiative to shut down because their priority is the well being of their customers.Along with the Nike store, Abercrombie and Fitch, another big retailer, had their store and clothes infested by bed bugs, resulting in a recent shut down.

Bed bugs are clearly an evident crisis in New York City. Not only have bed bugs affected shopping, but other frequently populated areas as well, such as many theaters in the New York area. Bed bug protection seems to be difficult to achieve. Pest control companies are going through an immense struggle to eliminate these unwanted critters, once and for all.

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This is leading to different methods of handling bed bug situations. www.bedbug.com provides a variety of bedbug tips and solutions, as well as useful products to prevent and keep safe from being the next victim of the

bed bug invasion. Bed bugs are crawling all over town. The last thing you want is to have to share a mattress with them… What are you waiting for?  This is not something you want to be a part of. It is time to find your weapon in protection from this pest army: Encase your mattresses before it’s too late! It’s the ultimate weapon against these critters invading your bed.