bed bug detection

Nightwatch active bed bug monitor recalled

May 31, 2009

On May 21st, Biosensory, maker of the Nightwatch active bed bug monitor, distributed a recall letter to Distributors and pest control operators. The letter, which you can download in PDF form here, reads, This letter is to notify you that BioSensory, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its initial production run ofthe NightWatch™ Bedbug Monitor and Dragonfly […]

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More on bed bugs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: again with the HAZMAT showers?!?

April 30, 2009

Remember last week, when the boardinghouse/SRO hotel above the Tara Station Bar in Harrisburg was found to be infested — apparently by bed bugs — but in the two stories covering the case, WHPTV (CBS Channel 21) reporters refused to say the phrase “bed bugs”, referring instead to “bugs” and “insects?” This was so, even […]

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The edge of your mattress will be loaded with bed bug eggs, or not

April 27, 2009

I think the news media should cover bed bugs more, not less. However, sometimes I am frustrated by the information readers are given. For example, a new article from KVAL in Eugene, Oregon states, A key place to look in your home is the edge of your mattress. “This will be the first place you […]

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Baltimore’s new Bed Bug Response Plan

April 26, 2009

We are happy that Renee of New York vs Bed Bugs alerted us to the news that Baltimore is now implementing a bed bug control strategy, which includes bed bug inspections, training for Baltimore City Health Department Healthy Homes Division staff in detection and control of bed bugs, development of English- and Spanish-language educational materials, […]

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Bed bugs found in San Diego State University library: second instance of infested chairs on campus

April 23, 2009

According to independent student newspaper, The Daily Aztec, twenty-seven “comfy” chairs were recently removed from the lower level of the San Diego State University library after bed bugs were found there. Bedbugs are back with a recent infestation in the library, specifically in the “comfy” chairs on the lower level of the Dome. “Twenty-seven chairs […]

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Bakersfield family gets bed bug help from the Discovery Channel

March 20, 2009

Remember Kay Hammer, in Bakersfield, who we told you about last November? She had tossed out most of the family’s furniture. The landlord would not deal with the problem, so she called Eyewitness News 29. Iso Tech Pest Management’s Mike Masterson brought in a bed bug dog and did a thermal treatment. They also found […]

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Bed bug sniffing dogs abound

March 11, 2009

Dog Nose Originally uploaded by jason044 The dog’s nose is a potentially powerful tool in the fight against bed bugs. It’s a war where the enemy is notoriously stealthy. We need all the help we can get. Bed bug canines are always popular in the news media. Like some other bed bug-related services (such as […]

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Bed bug education event on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Tuesday focused on prevention and IPM

March 4, 2009

WLOX.com reports that a bed bug education session was held in Gulfport, Mississippi yesterday: GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – Don’t let the bed bugs bite! That’s what local pest control employees, state health officials, and people in the tourism industry learned Tuesday. About 70 people took part in a training session in Gulfport to learn more […]

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Free bed bug information session in Vancouver

February 24, 2009

The Structural Pest Management Association of British Columbia (SPMABC) will be hosting a free information session on bed bugs and related topics this Saturday (February 28th) at Library Square from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Admission is free, but on a first come, first served basis (the room holds 300 people). Topics will include:

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Climbup Insect Interceptors: new & inexpensive passive bed bug monitors

February 24, 2009

Sometimes discovering whether you have bed bugs (or still have bed bugs) is the hardest part of this ordeal. Luckily, 2009 is the year of the bed bug monitor. While some are thinking high-tech, it is also important to know that low-tech monitors are being improved. This month, the CDC 3000 is starting to be […]

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Photos of bed bugs in a wooden bed frame, head board, and box spring

February 21, 2009

The following photos come from Lou Sorkin — pictures of bed bugs and eggs harboring in a bed (headboard, frame, mattress, etc.). All photos and descriptions above courtesy of Louis Sorkin, All Rights Reserved. Many thanks to Lou, for sharing these with us! (All descriptions follow the photo they describe.) Bed frame, headboard & box […]

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New bed bug dog in Vancouver; free bed bug k9 inspections!

February 5, 2009

Orkin in Vancouver has just acquired a bed bug sniffing dog. Vancouver, meet Frankie! Frankie was rescued from a shelter and trained for 600 hours at Florida Canine Academy (run by Bill Whitstine). An Orkin employee wrote to Bedbugger, For a VERY limited time our company will be offering free inspections to those in the […]

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