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Beat the Bite: The Best Bug Sprays

The Active Times | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's that time of the year. Those sweet summer months where we put away our chunky jackets and spend our days savoring the outdoors. But, anyone who h...

How To Check A Room For Bedbugs

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Let’s be real: No one wants bedbugs. They may not spread disease, but they are still an itchy, psychological nightmare. Obviously the most tell-...

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

The last thing you want to be doing on your relaxing vacation is to be on the hunt for bugs! So I am here to tell you how to, not only how to prevent them from disturbing your trip, but most importantly, how to prevent them from coming home with you!

The British Invasion

Francis Levy | Posted 05.18.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

For a while New Yorkers were threatened by bedbugs. Then there were the Beatles. Now young British women wearing spikey calf high boots are the latest...

New Study Shows How Long You Have To Freeze Your Stuff To Kill Bed Bugs

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're freezing bed bug-infested items to kill the little critters, make sure you keep those items frozen for at least two days, and up to four day...

Bed Bug Folk Remedy Really Works, Research Shows

| Posted 04.17.2013 | Science

By Traci Watson Those suffering from bedbugs may try freezing, burning, or poisoning the pests, often to no avail. Now, researchers have provided ev...

Chicago Isn't Taking Its Worst-In-The-Nation Bedbug Ranking Lying Down

Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago

A group of three aldermen aren't taking Chicago's worst-in-the-nation bed bug ranking lying down. On Tuesday, Alds. Ray Suarez (31st), Harry Osterm...

And The Nation's Most Bedbug-Infested Cities Are..

Posted 01.17.2013 | Chicago

It's a distinction no city wants near its name: Number One In Bedbugs. The dubious honor this year goes to Chicago, which crept past the 2011 winne...

WSJ Has Bedbugs

www.capitalnewyork.com | Posted 03.16.2013 | Media

Wall Street Journal employees began their day this morning with a bit of a headscratcher. (More of a head-to-toe scratcher, really.)...

Metro Battles Pesky Blood Suckers

Posted 11.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The news that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has been battling bedbugs in a section of its downtown headquarters is ...

Bedbugs Scare Shut Down Courtroom, Likely False Alarm

Posted 08.24.2012 | Detroit

A witness in a Detroit case accidentally found a way to get out of his court appearance: when a judge evacuated her courtroom after insects were notic...

Local Lawmaker Wages War On Bedbugs

Sarah Medina | Posted 08.06.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco may not be America's most bedbug-ridden city, but we're pretty up there. And District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim wants to do something ab...

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?

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

Michael Colongione | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

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.

THIS Could Keep Away Bed Bugs?!

Posted 05.31.2012 | Green

From Brooke Borel, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor: The common bed bug mainly survives on human blood, but what happens when that human has upp...

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.

Bed Bugs: So Many Treatments, So Little Education

Michael Colongione | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

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.

Staying Bedbug-Free in the Direct Care Industry

Michael Colongione | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

While there are no cure-alls for staying 100 percent bedbug free, there are steps to take to stay educated and aware to feel a little bit better about protecting yourself and your family while serving those in need.

Bedbug Infestations On The Rise In Chicago

Chicago Reader | Posted by Bruman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

Bedbug Infestations On The Rise In Chicago

Bedbugs Found At The Ritz!

Posted 03.27.2012 | New York

One of New York's swankiest hotels had some very unwelcome guests Sunday. The New York Times reports The Ritz-Carlton Hotel found bedbugs in one o...

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.

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.