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Bedbug Infestation

Yea Though I Walk Through the Valley of Lice

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

It hath come to pass that a plague hath beset the Colleary family whereupon we were ravaged by lice. No, they were not any of the particular louses that Shannon hath, in the past, lain with like the Whore of Babylon.

Eek! Spider Invasion!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.26.2012 | Weird News

Good thing Dylan Baumann isn't arachnophobic. Scores of venomous spiders have infested his apartment -- and six visits by the exterminator haven't fix...

How Homeowners and Renters Can Detect Bedbugs Before Moving In

Michael Colongione | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

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?

Identifying Bedbugs 101

Michael Colongione | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

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.

A Fashion Lover's Guide To Bedbugs

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

The thought of bedbugs is enough to make anyone's skin crawl. And the amount of hassle involved in eradicating the bloodthirsty pests once they've inv...

NYC Real Estate Survival: How to Find an Apartment Without Bedbugs

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 03.04.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

In the city that never sleeps, bedbugs are still a major cause of insomnia for thousands of New Yorkers. Whether you're renting or buying, here's how to minimize the chance that they will be waiting behind your next front door.

You'll Never Guess What Bedbugs Are Doing Now

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living

PITTSBURGH — Bedbugs aren't just sleeping with you. They're sleeping with each other. Researchers now say that the creepy bugs have a special g...

How To Avoid Bedbugs During Holiday Travel

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

How do we receive online and offline purchases, rent automobiles and travel without infesting our homes or travel destinations this holiday season? Staying educated is the key to staying bedbug free.

I Have Bedbugs -- Now What?

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

Prior to a pest control company coming to treat your home, preparing for it is just as important as the actual treatment. In celebrating Bedbug Awareness Month, we thought this was one of the most important topics to educate people about.

In Defense of Bedbugs

Ben H. Winters | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Ben H. Winters

Yes, they live in your bed; they suck your blood; and they are almost impossible to kill or get rid of. All of these can be considered negative qualities. But play a bit of compare and contrast, and bedbugs come out looking pretty good.

It's Bedbug Awareness Month

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

"Happy bedbug awareness month!" I bet you never thought anyone would be uttering those words to you.

Why We Still Can't Stop Bed Bugs

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

Why are these little bloodsucking critters not going away? It would seem that with all the news stories, we as a public would know the precautions needed in place so that we don't find ourselves battling a case of the bedbugs.

Should Anyone Be Allowed In An Operating Room With Bed Bug Bites?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.08.2011 | Denver

Aurora resident Christine Lewis went to the doctor recently for a routine pain injection. When she showed the nurse her bed bug bites, however, the r...

City To Go After Landlords Who Ignore Bedbugs

Posted 05.29.2011 | New York

In New York City, bedbugs are nothing to worry about. That is, unless you visit department stores, movie theaters, hospitals, Lincoln Center, the Wall...

Bedbug Infestations To Explode In 2011: Experts

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We haven't seen anything yet. Bedbug infestations are expected to soar in 2011, especially during the summer, experts say. The pests are at their mo...

Protecting Yourself Against Bed Bugs

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

How do you protect yourself while waiting for the experts to effectively rid our cities of bed bugs?

The Feds Take On Bedbugs

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — The federal government is looking for ways to crack down on bedbugs. The pesky insects have infiltrated New York City and turned u...

Catch Him, But Don't Kill Him

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

We're in bed watching an old black-and-white movie when suddenly my wife sits up with a jolt, pointing toward the kitchen with a trembling finger. "Oh my God, a mouse just ran by!"

Man Against Bedbug

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

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 ...

Chicago Could Have New York-Sized Bedbug Problem In 2 To 3 Years

AP | MARK D. CARLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ROSEMONT, Ill. — While most businesses recoil at the mere thought of bedbugs, one suburban Chicago hotel is welcoming the bloodsucking pests &nd...

Twist! Landlords Now Asking Tenants About Bed Bug History

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Landlords are planning to ask prospective tenants whether they've ever lived with bedbugs. From the New York Post: Landlords and co-op boards --...

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

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

I receive many calls from customers concerned after they have shopped in a store where bedbugs have been found. Here are some tips that will help you during the upcoming holiday shopping season.

Homeless Shelter Curbs Donations After Bedbug Infestation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A homeless shelter is Iowa City is saying "no thanks" to furniture donations after a bedbug infestation that likely came from ...

The Most Commonly Asked Bedbug Questions ANSWERED (PHOTOS)

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

The most common issue with over-the-counter use vs. professional is misuse of the product.

Bedbugs Are Back: How To Protect Yourself

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With concern about the bedbug resurgence reaching a fever pitch across the country, Chicago's own battle with the pests continues, with almost double ...