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Bedbugs, Students, Schools & Universities

BED BUGS, STUDENTS, SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES
Another major factor contributing to the spread of bed bugs is that there are so many students which frequently travel to attend college or university, many of whom will ultimately take residence in a confined space. It does not matter if the student is returning for the new year or taking residence for the first time – in

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Avoid Bedbugs in Clothing Stores

AVOIDING BED BUGS IN CLOTHING STORES
As with yard sales and second hand stores, even clothing stores can bed bugs, and especially if they deal in used clothing.  Because so many stores allow the customer to “try before you buy” new clothing items can be infested by bed bugs before the sale even occurs.  If you decide you want to try anything on first

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Bedbug Prevention at the Laundromat

PREVENT BED BUGS AT THE LAUNDROMAT
Laundromats are one of the most common vectors contributing to the spread of bed bugs. Consider the patterns or typical behaviors that normally occur at a laundromat and you begin to see why bed bugs can be commonly found in these types of locations. There are a few ways that one can lower risks such as by avoiding

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Bedbug Prevention for the Home

PREVENT BED BUGS AT HOME
Traveling may often be a primary factor with bedbug infestations, but there are many things which occur in our typical day that one should be mindful of in order to minimize the risk of exposure to bed bugs.  It is easy to overlook various methods of bed bug introduction as certain behaviors have become such an integral part of

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What To Do When Exposed To Bedbugs

WHAT TO DO IF EXPOSED TO BED BUGS
If you believe you have been exposed to bed bugs then you should be prepared to deal with the potentially infested luggage, clothing or other personal items before you return home. A few cost effective measures one can easily take are to keep everything contained in plastic bags or and place the exposed items in an

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Prevent Bedbugs During Travel

HOW TO PREVENT BED BUGS WHEN TRAVELLING
It is easy to encounter bed bugs while travelling since either you and your personal belongings will likely come into contact areas that carry elevated risk to bed bug exposure. This includes during the transportation there and back, the area you will be staying, as well as what your luggage is exposed to during the trip. Once

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Minimize Risk of Exposure to Bedbugs

MINIMIZE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO BED BUGS
Bed bugs have been out of sight and out of mind in the United States for close to 50 years, but have made a dramatic resurgence over the last decade. There are many reasons for this, such as increased international travel as well as changes in social norms and behaviors for many across the world. Bed bugs

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Chemical Control and Bedbugs

CHEMICAL CONTROL FOR BED BUGS
Chemical Control is the use of residual and contact insecticides in the proper amounts to small areas the target zone. Many pesticides can be safely applied to specific cracks and crevices that do not come into contact with humans. When planning or conducting any form of chemical application, the pest management professional will measure the pros and cons of

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Regulatory Control and Bedbugs

REGULATORY CONTROL OF BED BUGS
Regulatory control focuses on the steps that are taken at the state level to combat a growing infestation of the target pest.  In the case of the bedbug, 22 states as well as one territory have put laws into place to slow the spread of this blood sucking insect.  These mainly address areas such as hotels, schools, and other

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Biological Control and Bedbugs

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF BED BUGS
Biological Control is the use of natural methods that sometimes include parasites or natural predators to the target pest. In the case of the bedbug there has been studies on a fungus called Beauveria bassiana to control bedbugs.  Whenever bedbugs come into contact with this fungus they become infected and die in the span of roughly 6 days. When

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