Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Bed Bug Control’

Where Are Bed bugs Hiding? | Atlanta Bed Bug Control

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

We have all heard horror stories about people acquiring bedbugs in hotels while on vacation. Although it is certainly common to find bedbugs in hotel rooms, there may be a plethora of other bedbug hotspots that you are not aware of, and you should be if you want to keep bedbugs away from you and your things.

Public libraries are often a breeding ground for bedbugs, and it is not uncommon to find bedbugs inside of books. If you do check out any items from the library, you should check each one for bedbugs because they are versatile enough to live for on hard surfaces.

Retail shops count as another public location where bedbug infestations are common. For example, during the summer of 2010 numerous retail stores were closed around Manhattan when bedbugs were found to be hiding in several products available to purchase. So if you are a big shopper, you may not want to check every little thing you buy for bedbugs, but if you live in a bigger city it would be foolish not to.

Have you ever purchased a product from a store to later discover that it was infested with bedbugs?

How to Prevent Hitchhiking Bed Bugs | Atlanta Bed Bug Control

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Bed Bug Doppelgangers

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Bed bugs are everyone’s worst nightmare. Just the thought of possibly having a bed bug infestation can cause people to go into full blown panic mode. However, because we have such a paralyzing fear of them, sometimes we see bed bugs when they’re not actually there. There are a number of insects that look almost identical to bed bugs, and the sight of one of these critters has caused many a person to freak out and start calling exterminators or worse trying their own home remedies that can lead to disastrous problems such as burning your house down or poisoning yourself with toxic chemicals. It’s a good idea to learn about these copycats and how to recognize them, so if you happen to spot one you won’t immediately panic and do something you might later regret.

One bug that is often mistaken for bed bugs is the bat bug. They are similar to bed bugs in appearance and while they prefer animal meals, they will resort to biting humans if an animal host is not nearby. They are small critters, only reaching 3/8ths of an inch, and are also flat and oval shaped. Small cockroaches, especially Asian and brownbanded cockroaches are also often mistaken for bed bugs. When found under beds or in dresser drawers, it can be very easy to think you’ve got bed bugs at first glance. Thankfully, these guys are harmless and don’t bite humans, so there’s no need to panic if you do see one.

Have you ever thought you had bed bugs and it turned out that you actually saw a copycat?

 

Atlanta Bed Bug Removal

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Atlanta Bed bug control

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Bed bug control

3 Keys to a Successful Heat Treatment:

  1. Bring Heat. Electric bed bug heaters are placed within the space; introducing and recirculating heated air with a target temperature not to exceed 135°F.
  2. Monitor. Temperatures are monitored in real time from a remote location using wireless sensors to ensure lethal temperatures are reached without damaging the space and its contents.
  3. Move Air. High temperature fans move heated air throughout the space to reach insects in cracks and crevices or high infestation zones.

Beating the Bed Bug

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Beating the Bed Bug

Bed bugs come in numbers and are hard to kill. OTC foggers have proven to be ineffective when dealing with them, and in some cases, it has taken extreme measures to eliminate an infestation. Some homeowners have even resorted to trying to kill the pests with carbon monoxide, but unless you’re planning to crank up your gas stove, blow out the pilot light and risk an explosion, that’s probably not your best option.

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Here are some safer ways to battle the bug:

  • Find out where the little terrorists are so you can eliminate all of them at once. Bed bugs are notoriously hard to detect; they often carry a scent similar to rotting fruit, and may leave behind small, dark spots on your sheets and mattress. Bed bugs can also lodge in couch cushions and other soft surfaces, so be on the lookout in your entire home.
  • Try vacuuming the bugs into a bag and throwing them away.
  • Close your windows, shut the blinds and crank the temperature up past 113 degrees to kill off the bug.
  • Use pyrethroid-based poisons to effectively eliminate them.
  • Hire a professional to debug your pad.

Bed bugs are just like any other bug; which means that no matter how difficult it is to exterminate them, they can be killed. A professional exterminator can locate and deal with the problem so you never have to sleep with these minuscule hitchhikers again. If you suspect that there are bed bugs in your home, dispatch the little buggers right away.

Expert Advice For a Bed Bug-Free School Year

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Expert Advice For a Bed Bug-Free School Year

Bug Busters USA shares back-to-school tips to prevent a bed bug infestation 

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Summer vacation is almost over and before we know it schools and universities will be back in session. While shopping for school supplies and a new wardrobe might take precedence over the next few weeks, Bug Busters USA, a pest management company servicing the Southeast encourages parents and students to also spend some time brushing up on bed bug prevention tips.

“Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers and thrive in heavily populated places,” said Court Parker, COO for Bug Busters USA . “This makes classrooms and dorms the perfect settings for bed bugs to take up residence. ”

A study conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the University of Kentucky found that bed bug infestations are on the rise in many different types of dwellings, including school and college settings. According to the survey, 47 percent of respondents had treated for bed bugs in college dorms in 2013, while 41 percent had reported bed bug infestations in schools and daycare centers.

NPMA experts recommend the following tips for students in grades K-12 to avoid bringing bed bugs home:

  • Parents should regularly inspect their children’s belongings for hitchhiking bed bugs
  • If the school has reported an infestation, consider housing all related items in a sealed plastic bin
  • Wash and dry cloth items returning from school in hot temperatures
  • Ask school administrators whether they have bed bug detection and elimination plans

NPMA also advises college students to take steps to protect against bed bugs, including:

  • Fully inspect suitcases prior to re-packing for a return to school, especially after any summer trips
  • Before putting sheets on the dormitory bed, inspect the mattress seams, particularly at the corners, and box springs for telltale stains or spots
  • Thoroughly inspect the entire room before unpacking, including behind the headboard and in sofas and chairs
  • Inspect any “secondhand” furniture for bed bugs before bringing it into dormitory rooms or off-campus housing

For more information on bed bugs, please visit www.bugbustersusa.com

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Monday, July 7th, 2014

Oakland: Propane tank explosion causes fire at apartment complex

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Monday, May 19th, 2014

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Bed Bug Control

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Man Gives Himself A Tattoo By Letting 1,000 Bed Bugs Feed On Him

A colony of 1000(ish) bed bugs needed to be fed so I offered up my arm for the cause. The colony is being used to help train a bed bug sniffing beagle named Bob. The video shows the initial feeding and then subsequent (2 hr, 24hr, 72 hr) bite reaction.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mju-Yx-_TmE