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

prevent bed bugs, bedbug.com, best bed bug product, top bed bug pillow, bed bug proof travel, Entrepreneur.com have listed the SecureSleep™ bed bug travel pillow and bed bug proof luggage liner as the top recommended bed bug prevention products on the market today! To read the full article, go to http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/224647

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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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Bed Bugs in Student Housing

Bed bugs are biting in student housing in both Nebraska and Alaska this month! It seems that no fraternity is safe from bed bugs today!

Dorm room, student housing, college dorm rooms, bed bugs in dorms, bedbugs in student housing, alaska, nebraskaHow disturbing it must be to return back from a relaxing vacation to find bed bugs in your dorm room. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been working hard to contain the bed bugs and the bed bug related drama, which quickly spread across the campus. They have already hired bed bug sniffing dogs and are prepared for the possible expensive task of bed bug eradication on the campus. Bed bug mattress covers have been recommended to students as an affordable way to prevent bed bugs in dorm rooms.

Anchorage, Alaska has also seen an increase in bed bug infestations over the past few years. The University of Alaska Anchorage recently published an article about a student complaining of itching from bed bug bites. They have taken measures there to contain the infestations, preventing the spread of bed bugs to other student’s. They also discussed their frustration with some of the governmental initiatives against bedbugs.

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Bed Bugs Bare Witness in Detroit

Landlords and Tenants have been trying to get rid of bed bugs for a long time now. Often, lawyers get involved with the bed bug law suits.bed bugs bear witness in detroit legal battle

But this is the first case I’ve heard of where a lawyer brought bed bugs into a court room to prevent his client from being evicted from his Detroit apartment. And apparently, it worked! His client, Frank Manion withheld rent until the bedbugs were eliminated. Despite past attempts by the landlord to get rid of the bed bugs, Manions landlord was forced to persist and hire a new exterminator to kill the bed bugs in the apartment building. Hope the landlord has enough foresight to encase those mattresses!

How far would you go to have your landlord get rid of bed bugs in your apartment?

Bed Bugs Resisting Insecticides

New research may shed light on how to get rid of bed bugs

With the sudden resurgence of bed bug infestations popping up not only in New York but all over the United States, many are wondering “What does it take to kill bed bugs and keep them away?” New research has discovered that the new strain of bed bugs is actually resisting many of today’s bed bug insecticides.

bed bug People may be relying too much on using these, no longer effective, insecticides to get rid of bed bugs instead of taking preventative measures such as using bed bug proof encasements. The research, published on PLos One this Wednesday, uncovered the underlying genetic mechanism that bed bugs use to withstand many of the common pyrethroids, like deltamethrin and beta-cyfluthrin.

The research noted that the modern “resistant” bed bugs are over 5,000 times more resistant to detamethrin and over 100 times more resistant to beta-cyfluthrin than the older “susceptible’ strain of bed bugs. Using genetic sequencing, Adelman et. al have found that this resistance is probably due to an increase in the newer bed bugs’ metabolic resistance.

This discovery may be the key reason for the sudden return of bed bugs to the United States. Resistance is something that needs to be monitored and accounted for in order to control bed bug infestations, and this new information is the key to creating more effective products.

Read more at www. news.yahoo.com/us-researchers-study-bed-bugs-resistance-032111808.html

Bed bug research searches for new ways to kill bed bugs

Be d bug elimination has become increasingly difficult and expensive. Killing bed bugs takes up time and often involves paying hundreds of dollars to fumigators or bed bug exterminators.

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Entomologist Coby Schal of North Carolina State University (NCSU) was recently awarded a $75,000 grant to research new ways to eliminate bed bugs. I recently read a post in response to our youtube bedbug video that read:

I can not believe that we can send men to the moon, probes into space, creating drones to the war, but when small bugs have come is the age of caves, pathetic! !

But since the elimination of DDT, these small bugs seem to be a true cause for concern for many people. We already know that bed bugs are attracted to human heat and CO2. This recent NCSU bed bug research is currently working to understand what exactly bed bugs are attracted to within human blood, so that one day we can create an effective bed bug trap to be able to eliminate these critters in a cost effective way. To watch a video about this research, please click here.

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Bed Bugs in Philidelphia Police Station

Philidelphia and bed bugs have quite the history, but now they are even messing with the police!

bed bugs infest philly police stationThe Police Department building at Harbison and Levick found an infestation, which they are taking very seriously. The concern is not only for Philly police men and detectives, but prisoners transported out of the unit are also at great risk of getting bed bugs and spreading the infestation to fellow prisoners.

Poplar,  the Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police, expressed concern that only part of the building was treated by exterminators, while adjacent areas remained untouched. Since then, the department has schedualed a return pest control visit and warned all of the personnel who work there.

This is just another reason why bed bug infestations and prevention is no laughing matter and should be dealt with seriously. If you are concerned that you may have bedbugs, please click here for bed bug search and elimination tips.

Watch video about the infestation at Philly’s Police Station by clicking here.

New Bed Bug Insurance Coverage for Landlords

Protect a bed from bed bugs? How about an apartment building? Killing bed bugs has never been an easy feat, but new bed bug insurance plan options may help. This new real estate rental insurance plan is backed by Aon Risk Solutions, a Manhattan-based commercial property insurance company as well as powerful exterminating companies. The insurance plan aims to help decrease the cost of bed bug infestations in apartments, hospitals, hotels and more!

“Previously, the cost of bed bug elimination and replacement of infested property was excluded in property insurance policies, and only those hospitality companies with loss of attraction coverage on their policies had any protection for lost business resulting from taking rooms out of service. Most bed bug-related expenses were unplanned cost items paid out of pocket.”

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Now a new insurance plan is being offered! And while it still has it’s terms and conditions like any coverage plan, it will cover the cost of bed bug elimination as well as chip in to pay for any damaged furniture or lost business in the process. This insurance also offers discounted treatment and mattress encasement rates. Read more about this bed bug insurance at http://www.pctonline.com/Terminix-insurance-bed-bug.aspx.

To save on bedbug prevention such as mattress covers and get more bed bug tips today, visit the Bedbug.com knowledge center today.

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!

Bed bugs are now harder than ever to kill – Why can’t we kill bedbugs?

Popular Science recently reported that the bed bug resurgence is not just increasing vast, but also increasingly infuriating!

How exactly have bedbugs come back to infest homes and beds across the world? Research suggests there are a few reasons:

  1. Thicker Skin –  New research seeks to measure their cuticle thickness and hydrocarbon content, which indicates how much wax is present and just how strong bedbugs are.
  2. Faster Metabolism – Bed bug gene changes are allowing them to create more enzymes to metabolize oily toxins like pyrethroids, which are typically used by exterminators.
  3.  Chemical Blocking – Bed bugs are constantly adapting. Current chemicals used for bed bug elimination target the sodium channel, but bed bugs are now mutated causing this method to be ineffective. Because they have to, pest control professionals are now learning to be more creative in killing bed bugs.
  4. Physical bed bug elimination – The newest techniques are pretty old. Searching, cleaning and vacuuming to eliminate bed bugs in your home. It’s painstaking, but it may be what works currently. Bed bug dogs are often used to sniff out their hiding spots. However, if you have an infestation, I’d encourage washing all clothes and sheets in over 120 degree heat.

Some good news is that research in bed bug prevention is ongoing, and bed bug prevention options are available. If you think you may have bed bugs or would like more information bed bug elimination, visit us anytime at Bedbug.com.