Residents of a housing complex in Memphis for elderly and disabled people are dealing with what sounds like a serious bed bug problem, as LocalMemphis.com reports:
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First, this sounds like a bed bug problem which has been growing for some time. One resident reports being told by pest management professionals to throw out her two-year old living room furniture, and reports having found 1000 bed bugs in her husband’s wheelchair. [click to continue…]
People who are dealing with bed bugs sometimes find this stuff encouraging, and maybe you will too.
Bedbugger Forums participant and pest management professional Paul Bello (credited as P.J. Bello) and an accomplice (N.P. Bello) re-enact an ancient Roman-style Christian vs. Lion death match with the lion played by a jumping spider (Salticidae) on Wikipedia, specifically Phidippus audax, and a bed bug playing the Christian.
As in the original battles, it’s not a fair tournament and the bloodthirsty audience doesn’t care.
Phidippus audax, Jumping spider
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West Business Services in Wausau, Wisconsin has bed bugs, as Fox News Wausau reports.
As is often true, the news story raises as many questions as it answers.
For starters, the WFXS news segment first notes that corporate office told the county health department officials that a single bed bug was found a week and a half ago: [click to continue…]
Glasgow’s Evening Times reports that a woman was told by her doctor to flee her bed bug-infested rented flat in the city’s Govanhill neighborhood, and was as a result homeless due to bed bugs:
The woman, who asked not to be named, was bitten from head to foot by the parasites and sought medical attention.
Doctors told her to flee the flat which she rented from property firm GSL Lettings. [click to continue…]
A new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University details the identification of all six components of bed bug aggregation pheromone. This is exciting news, as it may lead to the development of more effective active bed bug monitors.
The study, led by Regine Gries, Gerhard J. Gries, and Robert Britton, is forthcoming in the journal Angewandte Chemie and appeared online as an early preview Sunday. [click to continue…]
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, as of 10/8/14, PAB Two has recalled about 1700 units of its Thermalstrike Expedition model bed bug treatment system due to a fire hazard:
PAB Two has received four reports of the flexible, electrical conducting strip breaking, including one report of a fire in a unit and three reports of units sparking. No injuries or significant property damage were reported.
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