Bed Bugs Northwest

Archive | 2015

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Coping with bed bugs during Christmas and New Year

Having bed bugs is awful. Having bed bugs during Christmas or any very social holiday is worse. Suddenly you are faced with a host of issues and ethics you could avoid when it was just bed bugs and you. Now other people could be affected. What do you do? Let’s backtrack a little and acknowledge […]

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How to Contact Your County Health Department

Most county health departments have a Vector Control section that may be able to identify your insect for free, if you have found an insect you think is a bed bug or any other insect, actually. Some County Health Departments, like Multnomah have an entomologist who can identify your bugs for free! Imagine how excited […]

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Scientists Develop Pheromone-Laced Bed Bug Trap

Researchers discover a molecule, a histamine so appealing to bed bugs, that in laboratory tests using human subjects, even hungry bed bugs did not seek out food once in contact with the histamine. Can they invent a substance that will make bed bugs choose to stay hiding, and not to feed? The Simon Fraser University […]

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Subsidized Housing Bed Bug Poster

I was SO HAPPY to see this bed bug poster displayed in the lobby of a large subsidized housing building. The same building previously was a disaster of untreated or ineffective treatment for everything but bed bugs. Needless to say six years ago the low-income building, older brick, three stories, was bed bug heaven. Tenants […]

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