I can only speak about the Pest Control Companies I used, so here goes. Halt – I would not call them back EVER. That’s all I’m going to say. Terminex – My property management company had a contract with Terminex and I had my doubts. But they definitely helped. The freezing Cryonite treatment only kills […]
Archive | 2009
April the Bed Bug Sniffing Dog, Sprague Pest Control. Hopefully the saga ends here. On Friday a bug sniffing dog and her handler came out to give a check on the bed bug situation. It’s been five weeks with no bites or trace of them. My house came out all clear. So that makes Dave […]
There is a lot of confusion, tainted by fear as to what is a bed bug and what isn’t. I thought I’d post this image for your viewing..(not pleasure) well, to help you with your own identification. So you know what a bed bug looks like. This lives in my freezer in a zip lock […]
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200906/bedbugs A good story about bed bug dogs. If you kow a company that will have a dog come to a residence in Portland, lemme know!
It’s been about two months since my last treatment, and you know what? Things are much better. Of course after the last treatment I continued to get bites, so the kitchen chairs…gone, replaced with molded plastic Ikea chairs, no pads, white. Kitchen table, sofa, dresser, computer and subwoofer – vikaned (fumigation). Steamed the floors, baseboards […]
Bed Bugs “On the Media” Bugging Out New York Times reporter David Segal says stories about bedbugs generally follow a hyperbolic pattern: They’re back. They’re everywhere. They suck your blood and ruin your life. Segal talks about the hysterical coverage and explains why a bedbug story is every editor’s dream.
This weeks Pop Quiz: Which of these kills bed bugs on contact? The correct answer is 90% or better Alcohol. Heat at 120+ will kill adults to eggs, but not instantly. In a dryer wet clothes take longer to heat up. Recommendations from PCO’s in the know, say 1 hour, plus 30 extra minutes if […]
It’s gross, but it helps us all suffering from Bed Bugs when more people are aware of them. It helps with quicker identification, and hopefully, quicker reaction. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/30223729#30223729 (really, the commercial at the beginning isn’t very long)
http://www.portlandmercury.com This is a story about a building downtown that recently had a large scale eradication. I can’t say that it’s due to my efforts, but I DO have a very good friend who lives in that building, The Biltmore, and I DID call Central City and tell them I knew some tenants had bed […]
First, if you were considering going crazy because of bed bugs, you’re going to need your mind to get rid of them. It’s the best tool you’ve got. The quicker you act, the less you will react, and believe me…really, I understand what you are going through. First, you have to sleep. Trying to deal […]