What are Bed Bugs?
While bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, their presence is unwelcome and has presented difficult challenges and distress to many people. What are bed bugs all about, anyway?
Watch A Video of Bed Bug Feeding!
Posted by USBedBugs on 4/21/2011
Bed bugs typically take about five minutes to feed. Here, in a time-lasped video from the National Pest Management Association, you can see a bed bug filling with blood as it feeds.
Bed Bug Prevention a New State of Consciousness
Posted by USBedBugs on 4/19/2011
Bed bugs are back and are becoming a global pandemic. These tiny pests have not been a problem for the past 50 years – until now. Most experts say that the ban of DDT and frequent international travel are to blame. However, some experts think there is more to it than that. Before the 1950’s most people had an awareness of bed bugs and took precautionary measures when traveling to destinations where they thought they might encounter bed bugs. They were vigilant about checking their hotel rooms and where they placed their personal belongings, making every attempt not to bring the blood sucking pests home. Today, most people have lost their bed bug consciousness. People now need to develop a new state of bed bug awareness so that we change our behavior and avoid transporting bed bugs from place to place.
Top 10 Non-Toxic Ways to Control Bed Bugs
Posted by USBedBugs on 4/18/2011
Marie Rodale of the Huffington Post has put together a list of the top 10 non-toxic ways to control bed bugs. Her list is based on Changlu Wang's, PhD, department of entomology, at Rutgers University presentation at the Beyond Pesticides Conference in Denver, Colorado.
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.
Summer Months Means More Bed Bugs?
Cases of bed bugs seem to be prevalent in summer months. USBedBugs asked the UK's leading entomologist, David Cain, why?