PCOs

New PCT podcast with Dr. Michael Potter

June 13, 2008

The following podcast from PCT features an interview with Dr. Michael Potter. Potter discusses the the increased awareness about bed bugs (a good thing), the discomfort and stress experienced by bed bug sufferers, the need for Pest Control Operators to “do bed bugs” well. He also discusses the upcoming PCT bed bug seminars where he […]

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Bed bugs: what’s really working in bed bug treatment?

May 15, 2008

This article for bed bug pros from Pest Management Professional gives you some idea of what pros might consider the bed bug treatment best practices. Author Paul Bello interviewed PCOs in various cities about their current bed bug treatment tactics, including Austin Frishman of AMF Pest Management Services in Boca Raton, Fla., who did many […]

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Council bed bug treatment in the UK: rates going up

March 17, 2008

The website This is Hampshire! reports that council (local government) extermination rates are going up, in Southampton at least. Now it costs more to get rid of bed bugs in Southampton. CHARGES to get rid of bed bugs and vermin are to rocket as part of a hike of council fees and charges in Southampton. […]

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The Los Angeles Times: great bed bugs of history?

March 3, 2008

The LA Times wants everyone to know how long bed bugs have been sharing living space with humans: Hard evidence for a long human association turned up fairly recently, when British archaeologists excavating an ancient Egyptian village found the oldest bedbug on record: The fossilized fellow dated back about 3,500 years, to before the time […]

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Bed bugs in North Jersey

February 5, 2008

Marsha Stoltz provided a typical regional bed bug news story in The Record Sunday: Creepy crawly creatures have always been a predictable, if dreaded, part of multi-housing life because of the ease with which they move from unit to unit along shared pipes, wires and cable lines. Landlords and buildings managers typically address these concerns […]

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How bad are bed bugs in Toronto? Nobody knows for sure.

December 22, 2007

We haven’t had any real data about how many people in Toronto are suffering from bed bugs since the 2003 survey of Toronto PCOs. But this article in Friday’s Toronto Sun has some interesting statistics. On the one hand, According to Reg Ayre, the city’s Healthy Environments manager, Toronto Public Health received 194 calls for […]

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Bed bugs in Ventura County (Thousand Oaks, California)

November 28, 2007

Hungry bedbugs a rising problem in some areas : Ventura County Star Rene Laraine of Thousand Oaks, California, has bed bugs. Laraine said that after nine treatments performed by two pest control companies, the bedbugs are still there. A representative for Essex Properties, the company that manages the complex, said the company is doing what […]

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Crain’s reports: “Exterminators make killing on bedbugs”

January 14, 2007

This article on bed bugs in Crain’s New York Business quotes the owner of Liberty Pest Control, in Brooklyn, who calls bed bugs “the new moneymaker.” The article highlights how Pest Control Operators (PCOs) such as Liberty are gettinga huge portion of their revenues from bed bug cases, and targeting their advertising appropriately: Liberty Pest […]

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