This policy is valid from 01 December 2009.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by the author working under the pseudonym Nobugsonme (with occasional guest bloggers). This blog and its associated Bedbugger Forums run ads from the Google Ad network (which are labeled as such) as well as “affiliate” ads for Amazon.com, US Bed Bugs (and its sister site North Shore Care), Protect-a-Bed, National Allergy, The Allergy Guy (added 9/2011), Bed Bug Supply (added 6/2012), and Do My Own Pest Control (added 9/2012). There are also affiliate links for Shareasale (a company that runs affiliate programs for merchants who advertise on this site), Syn Hosting (our web host), Thesis (the WordPress theme we use), and Scribe (which helps bloggers improve SEO). Affiliate ads mean the company pays the blog owner a small commission when a sale is generated via the site, at no additional cost to the customer.
I choose to run affiliate ads only for companies which sell products which I (Nobugsonme) and/or forum users trusted by me have found useful or which professionals have recommended to us. (These companies may also sell other products, so an ad for a firm is not a recommendation of everything they sell.) Google Adsense ads cannot be thoroughly screened and so do not represent a recommendation.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. Receipts of gifts which may influence reviews and opinions will be disclosed where relevant. I want to disclose that I received a set of Climbup Insect Interceptors after writing this FAQ about them (the FAQ itself was already written and not influenced by this), and a sample of David Cain’s passive bed bug monitor and book Bed Bug Beware (also both received after the update to the same post just mentioned). The book Bed Bug Beware has not yet been reviewed, and I have also received review samples of BugZip luggage encasements and drawer liners from BugZip, and a roll of blue 3m tape for use in sealing National Allergy encasements from their manufacturer, neither of which have been reviewed yet.
The owner of this blog is not compensated to post or to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely those of the blog owners (or invited guest bloggers). If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise and/or the input of multiple trusted Bedbugger forum participants, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
Content which might present a conflict of interest will always be identified.
- March 4, 2010 added Shareasale to list of affiliate programs,
- September 26, 2011 added The Allergy Guy to list of affiliate programs,
- June 2012 to add Bed Bug Supply to list of affiliate programs,
- September 1, 2012 to add Do My Own Pest Control to list of affiliate programs.
The FTC now requires anyone who posts on the internet to disclose relationships if they endorse a product or service or are in any way compensated for what they say about a product or service. Note: if you post to our comments or forums, or anywhere else online, this applies to you too.