Bed bugs in Edmonton: inspectors’ bed bug precautions, and upcoming survey of landlords

September 22, 2010

Bed bugs continue to spread in Edmonton. The Toronto Sun has a new story today about Edmonton’s health inspectors, whose work puts them in danger of bringing bed bugs home. Health inspectors are charged with inspecting homes in response to bed bug complaints: “I don’t think you’ll find an inspector who works here who doesn’t […]

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The Wall Street Journal on “new” bed bug-fighting tactics

March 20, 2008

The Wall Street Journal published an article today mentioning some of the “new” methods of fighting bed bugs. The WSJ mentions Stern’s new Cryonite method, ThermaPure’s heat treatment, Bed Bugs and Beyond’s “poisonous gas,” and Advanced K9’s bed bug dogs. We’re all familiar with all of these options, and in some cases, with other providers […]

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Burned by bed bugs? A cool vacation idea…

September 12, 2007

Have you been a cautious traveler since you first met Mr. Cimex Lectularius? Do you long to go on vacation, but the hotel room search for bed bugs gives you the heebie jeebies? Well, this suggestion is a bit far out. But it might be a good break for people in that situation. You might […]

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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: Leaving stuff out to freeze, walk-in freezers, etc: how cold and how long?

August 4, 2007

So you want to de-infest a bunch of stuff, and you want to try doing it with cold? Dr. Michael Potter covers that, in the article from January’s 2007 PCT Online entitled “Killing them Softly”: In colder climates, freezing might be a way to de-infest furniture and other belongings. Bed bugs and their eggs can […]

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