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Another Bedbugger contest: win a Packtite!

January 27, 2010

This week, David James of Packtite is giving away one Packtite to a happy Bedbugger reader! Some of you will be asking, what is a Packtite? It’s a clever device that bakes items at a temperature just high enough to kill bed bugs, in your home. Come to the forums to read the details and […]

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Twas the Night Before Christmas: Bedbug Remix

January 24, 2010

This poem was written by a Bedbugger named Louise and posted in our forums. It recounts her experience with bed bugs this past Christmas. I am reposting it here, with Louise’s permission. — ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: Bed bug Remix by Louise ‘Twas the night before Christmas. Somewhere in my house A creature was […]

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Another Bedbugger contest: win a Packtite!

January 12, 2010

This contest will take place in the forums. Please check out all the details and enter on this Forums thread. If you want to learn more about Packtites, check out this FAQ. (Note: if you have logged into this side of Bedbugger.com, you can use the same login on the Bedbugger Forums.) Thanks to John […]

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Rachael Ray Show not bad, but not quite right on bed bugs

October 23, 2009

It was not the worst segment we’ve seen, not by a long shot. It was great to see that Rachael Ray spent the first fourteen minutes of her show on this important topic. It is crucial that everyone learns about bed bugs, and I am glad to see the focus on them here. No doubt […]

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Theresa Braine’s bed bug-induced trip down memory lane

October 17, 2009

Although options like the Packtite mean people don’t need to throw their potentially infested items away in order to get rid of bed bugs (and probably shouldn’t — at least not without rendering them bed bug-free), decluttering is often part of the bed bug experience or its aftermath. A bed bug infestation at home forces […]

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Kill bed bugs and eggs in your stuff using a Packtite

March 29, 2009

The FAQ below focuses on the original Packtite, which was subject to a voluntary recall by the manufacturer in December, 2013. More on the recall here — including what to do if you have a Packtite Original. To read about the newer, larger, more expensive and more powerful Packtite, available in the US and Canada, […]

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Packtite Original: a little portable de-bugging station?

September 3, 2008

2014 update: The FAQ below focuses on the original Packtite, which was released in 2008 and subject to a voluntary recall by the manufacturer in 2013. More on the recall here. To read about the newer, larger, more expensive and more powerful Packtite, available in the US and Canada, check out this FAQ. You can […]

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How to avoid bringing bed bugs home when you travel, kill bed bugs in luggage

August 5, 2007

If you think you have been exposed to bed bugs, don’t panic. What you do after discovering you and your luggage may have been exposed can make a big difference as to whether you take the bugs home. It’s worth proceeding carefully and cautiously since avoiding an infestation can save you thousands of dollars and […]

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FAQ: How do I prepare for pest control treatment? Should I put everything in bags?

March 27, 2007

Don’t prepare too much for a pre-treatment inspection visit! Your PCO should be able to inspect your premises as they are, which makes it easier to spot bugs and signs of bugs. You don’t want to vacuum and change the sheets before the PCO comes to inspect, or s/he may miss obvious signs of bed […]

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