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‘Bed Bugs’

How to Prevent Bed Bugs in College Housing

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  Bed bugs are an introduced pest and a persistent problem in campus housing and in many Greek houses. Your room may have already been infested with bed bugs when you moved in, or they may crawl over from the room across the hall. You also put yourself at risk anytime you bring in used… Read More

Bed Bug Liability For Rentals

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Bed bugs are infesting themselves into people’s lives but for those with lease agreements it’s difficult to figure out who’s responsible for the bugs and their damages. Arizona law (for example) makes it very clear that upon discovering bed bugs renters and landlords are expected to mutually cooperate. Here are some basics to the laws… Read More

How to Identify Common Bug Bites

Bedbug Bites

I often receive phone calls from people truly distressed by itches, who say, “bugs are biting me.”  Most of the time the callers are correct and they are suffering from insects we can take care of:  bed bugs, fleas, or bird mites. If itching isn’t caused by any of these household pests, and mosquitoes are… Read More

FTC Taking Action Against Unproven Bedbug Treatments

As pest control professionals, we already know that the do-it-yourself “bombs” or “foggers” that target bedbugs by filling entire rooms with aerosol insecticide are ineffective. Although these products are indeed cheap, retailing at hardware stores for around $10, you’re likely to get what you pay for. We also know that the liquid solutions and all… Read More

This Week’s Pest Control News

Pest Control Held to New Standards New legislation has been passed in Annapolis, MD banning toxic pesticides within 25 feet of schools, daycares, government buildings, and waterways. Starting July 1, 2013 pesticides will only be used in emergency infestations. This new legislation is following the same pest control approach of other cities like nearby Washington,… Read More

Friday’s Pest Control Link Round Up

Roaches Eat Toothpaste! Do You Share Your Toothpaste With a Roach?    For a Good Laugh Check Out This Video:   Are You Feeling Itchy? Fleas Are Back Flea control needs to be an integrated program that includes customer cooperation, veterinary treatment of pets and treatment of infested premises by pest management professionals. Fleas are… Read More

How to Check for Bed Bugs Like a Pro

This piece was produced by Bulwark Exterminating and Dream Systems Media, very cool. Find it at: http://www.rockymountainmattress.com/blog/2012/05/22/how-to-check-for-bed-bugs-like-a-professional/   For more information on bed bugs and mattress replacement feel free to comment below.

Bed Bugs in Phoenix?

Is there really a problem with bed bugs in Phoenix? Over the last couple of years we have heard numerous reports of how bed bugs are taking over the east coast in cities like New York, Tampa, and Chicago. Seldom, though, do we hear of the growing problems that we face here in Phoenix and […]