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How Homeowners and Renters Can Detect Bedbugs Before Moving In

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 6:59 PM

There is nothing like your first night in a new house or apartment. That is, of course, after you have unpacked and organized all of your belongings. The question remains though: Have you checked for those creepy critters called bedbugs?

Now more than ever, new renters and homeowners are...

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Man's Best Friend Has Become a Bedbug's Worst Enemy

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 11:29 AM

Since the pesky little critters known as bedbugs are infesting homes, offices, and hotels from New York to California, detection has become more and more difficult. However, there are alternative solutions to bedbug detection, including using man's best friend.

Anyone who has had the unfortunate experience of bedbugs understands...

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Identifying Bedbugs 101

(3) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 9:48 AM

It's no secret that bedbugs are running rampant throughout colleges, homes, offices, and hotels across the country. These pesky creatures have worked their way into the cracks and crevices of our beds, offices, and cars and spread like wildfire. Staying educated on preventive measures can help you minimize...

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So Many Treatments, So Little Education

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 4:27 PM

As an owner of a pest control company, I am often asked what type of treatment is most effective in ridding a home of bedbugs. To determine how to tackle your current infestation, you need the facts. And that is where I come in. Learning your options is an important...

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Staying Bedbug-Free in the Direct Care Industry

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 11:30 AM

Nearly everyone can relate to a nurse, doctor or social worker making a difference in a friend or a loved one's life. So many of us, at one time or another, have relied on direct care workers to assist a loved one as a result of a social, emotional or...

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Keep Your Stockings Filled With Gifts, Not Bedbugs

(4) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 6:59 AM

Happy Holidays!

Are you traveling this season? Have you booked your flights? Are you staying with family or in a hotel? Have you checked off your whole shopping list? Are you shopping online or in store? Are you mailing gifts or carrying with you? While trying to answer these...

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I Have Bedbugs -- Now What?

(19) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 8:20 AM

Everyone is quick to call up a pest control professional and ask the question, "When can you be here? I have bedbugs!" When the question really should be, "How do I prepare before you come and treat my home?"

Prior to a pest control company coming to treat your home,...

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It's Bedbug Awareness Month

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 11:10 AM

"Happy bedbug awareness month!" I bet you never thought anyone would be uttering those words to you. Well, the month of September is upon us and with that comes a month of education, education, and some more education. At my company, Gotcha Bed Bug Inspectors, we always say, "education is...

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Why We Still Can't Stop Bed Bugs

(11) Comments | Posted July 17, 2011 | 2:28 AM

Seems like everywhere you go someone in the media is talking about bedbugs. Most recently, a study compiled by Terminix, a pest control service company, ranked the top most infested cities in 2011. Among those in the study include: Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia and, edging out all of...

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Bed Bugs Now Frequent Fliers on Airlines

(4) Comments | Posted March 30, 2011 | 4:11 PM

Going through my travel checklist, I have my toothbrush and toothpaste, brought plenty of socks and didn't forget my sunscreen. Now I'm sitting in row 32 seat B and all I can think of is how many times the lady sitting next to me has scratched her arm. Close quarters...

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Are Bed Bugs Killing Relationships and Romance?

(2) Comments | Posted February 24, 2011 | 5:41 PM

He has a great job -- check! He is good looking -- check! He makes you laugh -- check! He has bed bugs -- check!

Wait! He has bed bugs?

In a world with so many fish in the sea, we never counted on having to worry about getting...

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Protecting Yourself Against Bed Bugs

(4) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 6:16 PM

"Where are these bed bugs coming from?" That's the number one question I get from my customers and friends. Many pest control professionals and researchers have different theories as to why we are dealing with this pesky pest after they have been gone for so long.

What do you...

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Man Against Bedbug

(4) Comments | Posted January 5, 2011 | 1:20 PM

Treatment Preparation: How to Do-it-Yourself or Assist a Professional

You've read it in your local papers and have seen it on TV stations nationwide -- bedbugs are back and are affecting homes, stores and offices. Some of you may currently be experiencing an infestation in your home or office. If...

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Will Bedbugs Hinder Retail Therapy This Holiday Season? The New 'Buyer's Remorse'

(10) Comments | Posted November 11, 2010 | 5:08 PM

If you are like me, you've started thinking about what great gifts you will buy your loved ones this holiday season. Retailers are already rolling out their holiday displays and the commercials have started. What is different about this holiday season is that we are currently facing a bedbug epidemic....

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The Most Commonly Asked Bedbug Questions ANSWERED (PHOTOS)

(146) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 7:00 AM

Bedbugs. The word alone is enough to make the skin crawl. From Hollister to Victoria's Secret, it seems there is no refuge from these persistent little creatures. Here are some tips to to ensure the bedbugs don't bite.

Michael Colongione is a spokesperson for Pronto Plus, manufactured by...

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