| Bed Bugs Using Library Books to Hitch a Ride
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 12/6/2012
Bed bugs and their eggs can hide in the spines of hardcover books, according to an article in the New York Times titled A Dark and Itchy Night. This finding raises concerns that the bugs may be getting transported from book borrower to book borrower. The article notes that bed bugs will crawl out of the books at night to feed, find a new home in a headboard, and soon readers are enjoying not only plot twists but post-bite welts.
Fire Destroys when Woman takes Eradicating Bed Bugs into her Own Hands
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 7/10/2012
People going to the extreme to eradicate Bed Bugs on their own can cause devastating outcomes. A woman trying to kill bedbugs in Nicholas County, KY burns down apartment block making 30 people homeless. Check out the photo shot onsite.
The Top 50 US Cities for Bed Bugs
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 3/19/2012
Announced this month the top 50 bed bug cities for 2011, and several of them are popular spring break destinations. "The changes in some cities' rankings show bed bugs continue to be a problem in most areas of the U.S.," said Orkin entomologist and Technical Services Director Ron Harrison, Ph.D.
Warm Winter Leads to More Bed Bugs
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 3/15/2012
With a string of 70-plus degree days this week, people are trading in their boots for sandals and retiring winter coats to closets. But humans aren't the only ones eager to scurry out into the spring-like warmth. The warm weather is a good sign for all types of bugs, good and bad. After one of the mildest winters on record, mosquitoes, termites, ticks and even stink bugs are already making their moves, hatching and leaving hibernation earlier than usual.
March 18-24 is Poison Prevention Week
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 3/7/2012
According to the EPA, U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call every 13 seconds about someone being exposed to a poison. More than 50% of these cases involve children under six years of age. Every year, more than 70,000 calls are made to poison centers with concerns about exposure to common household pesticides.
The Safer Pest Control Project of Chicago has released their Ten Steps for Pest Control factsheet; a great resource for safe and effective pest management.
Recap of the 2011 Bed Bug Summit
Posted by USBedBugs on 10/6/2011
The 2011 North American Bed Bug Summit sponsored by USBedBugs.com brought together many of the leading experts in bed bug research with pest control experts to exchange ideas on the latest trends and techniques at controlling bed bugs. Over 500 attendees and 70 exhibitors spent three days in Chicago last week at the Hyatt Regency Rosemont. US Congressman Robert Dold from Illinois provided an update on the US Government response to bed bugs. See article about the Summit from Pest Magazine UK
Experts Gather at the 2011 National BedBug Summit
Posted by USBedBugs on 9/30/2011
Bed bugs have become an increasing problem across the country and this week dozens of experts convened at the North American Bed Bug Summit. The Summit took place in Chicago and showcased the latest and greatest products to combat the pesky little critters.
USBedBugs.com Gives Bed Bug Advice to Fox 2 St. Louis
Posted by USBedBugs on 9/15/2011
Check out Adam Greenberg, President of USBedBugs.com on Fox 2 News at 11am in St. Louis. He discusses some the great products that can found at USBedBugs.com.
September is National Bed Bug Awareness Month
Posted by USBedBugs on 9/1/2011
September has been officially declared National Bed Bug Awareness Month. The campaign's aim is create awareness and educate people on the growing bed bug pandemic. The month long event kicks off with the launch of an interactive online tutorial series and culminates with the North American Bed Bug Summit being held in Chicago from September 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. USBedBugs.com is the Platinum sponsor of the North American Bed Bug Summit
Don't Bring the Bed Bugs Home While Traveling
Posted by USBedBugs on 7/15/2011
Adam Greenberg, President of USBedBugs.com gives NBC 5 News in Chicago some tips on bed bug prevention while traveling. Chicago ranks number 5 in the country for bed bug infestations.
Tips To Fight BedBugs from USBedBugs
Posted by USBedBugs on 6/30/2011
Adam Greenberg, President of USBedBugs gives bed bug prevention tips to ABC 7 Chicago News.
Keeping Bed Bugs Away- ABC Detroit
Posted by USBedBugs on 6/21/2011
President of USBedBugs speaks with ABC Detroit about keeping the bed bugs away while traveling.
USBedBugs President in the News
Bed bugs are one souvenir you don't want to bring home from a vacation. Adam Greenberg, President of USBedBugs.com gives Cindy Decker of The Columbus Dispatch offers advice on how protect yourself from bed bugs while traveling.
New Report Out On Top Bed Bug Infested Cites
Posted by USBedBugs on 5/25/2011
The latest report by Terminix has been released on the top bed bug infested cities. New York retains the top sport for the second year in a row.
Bed Bugs and Disease
Posted by USBedBugs on 5/16/2011
Last week the Center for Disease Control and Prevention published results of a peer report
. The study was conducted in an impoverished community in Vancouver British Columbia. The study suggests that bed bugs may be playing a role in the transmission of MRSA in inner city populations where bed bugs are a problem.
Beware of Bed Bugs Extermination Scams
Posted by USBedBugs on 4/14/2011
CBS News Correspondent Susan Knoeppen warns consumers to beware when hiring pest control companies that charge high prices and promise to get rid of bed bugs. Getting rid of bed bugs can be big buck so make sure you do your research and hire a reputable company.
How to Avoid, Detect and Defeat the BedBug
Posted by USBedBugs on 4/12/2011
Here is a great article from Time Magazine that will answer your questions on how to avoid, detect and defeat bed bugs. The article is an interview with Jeffery Eisenberg, the author of The Bed Bug Survival Guide who is championing the fight against the blood sucking pests. Eisenberg shares his best strategies, advice and tips for treating and preventing bed bug infestation once and for all.
Rutgers Awarded Grant to Study Bed Bugs
Posted by USBedBugs on 4/9/2011
A Rutgers University researcher wins a grant to battle bed bugs.
New York to Go After Landlords who Ignore Bed Bugs
Posted by USBedBugs on 3/29/2011
New York City officials have created new rules that are targeting landlords who neglect bed bug problems in their buildings.
Bed Bug Management Research Act of 2011
Posted by USBedBugs on 3/16/2011
The Bed Bug Management, Prevention and Research Act of 2011 has been introduced to Capitol Hill by Representative Jean Schmidt (R-OH).
Top 10 Bed Bug Products for New Yorkers
Posted by USBedBugs on 3/14/2011
Brick Underground and USBedBugs reveal the top 10 bed bug products for New Yorkers
Bed Bugs Take a Bite Out of a British Airways Flight
Posted by USBedBugs.xom on 2/28/2011
British Airways jets grounded after a passenger complained of being badly bitten by bed bugs on two separate flights.
BB The Bed Bug is Here!
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 2/25/2011
BB The Bed Bug is Here!
The Best Tactics to Bedbug-Proof Your House
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 2/15/2011
Want to learn how to bedbug-proof your home?
New Jersey Pest Control Company Indicted for Using Harmful Pesticides to Treat Bed Bugs
TVF Pest Control was fined $860,000 by the State Department of Environmental Protection for misuse of hazardous pesticides to control bed bugs in dozens of homes in New Jersey.
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 2/3/2011
Gene Study on Bed Bugs May Reveal Why The Parasites are Back; Pesticide Resistant Genes
A team of scientists from Ohio State University conducted a gene study on bed bugs, reporting that some bed bug populations have evolved. Certain bed bugs can survive 1,000 times the amount of pesticides that would have killed a traditional one.
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 1/28/2011
USBedBugs- Platinum Sponsor for the Chicago 2011 Bed Bug Summit
Bed Bug University has announced the date and location for their second annual North American Summit. USBedBugs.com is proud to be a platinum sponsor for the second year in a row. The 2010 summit was a huge success and it promises to be even better next year. Tickets are already on sale. The first event sold out quickly so be sure to order your tickets soon. To register or for more information click here.
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 1/26/2011
Vapamore Fights Back the Attack of the Product Clones
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 1/19/2011
Cell phones, microchips, even cars have become victim to the product cloning industry. Virtually no product is safe from the cloned product manufacturers.
Vapamore, the leading manufactureer of steam cleaning products recently took notice of cloned products of their popular MR-100 steam cleaner appearing online.
USBedBugs.com to Attend the 2nd Annual EPA National Bed Bug Summit
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 1/18/2011
President and Owner of USBedBugs.com, Adam Greeenberg, will be attending the 2nd Annual EPA National Bed Bug Summit held on Feb 1,-2 in Washington DC. The summit will address the current bed bug problem and discuss next steps.
Gift Certificates Now Available at USBedBugs.com!
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 12/19/2010
Gift Certificates are now available on USBedBugs.com!
Bed Bugs: Why Protection & Prevention?
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 12/9/2010
A multidisciplinary approach might include early detection (prevention), which can be achieved in a very economical way by using bed bug monitors. It further includes protection by significantly reducing the likelihood of both spreading and picking up bedbugs when traveling by using travel encasements and or the PackTite heater. These measures are akin to brushing your teeth and avoiding more costly and perhaps more risky procedures. The right mattress encasement is a hybrid solution in that they prevent material loss and protect against bed bugs by making one of their favorite homes unlivable. As you might already see, protection & prevention are interchangeable and collectively the mantra represents "a common sense proactive approach to avoiding problems in a responsible manner." While it is actually the closest thing to a quick fix, it promises not to come back and haunt you later.
Bed Bug Summit, Chicago IL - ABC NEWS
Posted by USBedBugs.com on 10/21/2010
Coverage of the Bed Bug Summit, Chicago IL. Comments by Adam Greenberg, President, USBedBugs.com.
Greetings From USBedBugs.com!
Posted by Administrator on 10/20/2010
Hello from USBedBugs.com. Feel free to post comments, questions or suggestions on our new blog! We'll be updating this regularly so please check back often to find out the latest ideas and updates on bed bug protection and prevention.