Have you heard or read that cinnamon kills bed bugs? Or that lavender oil, patchouli, red pepper or cloves will kill bed bugs or at least prevent them from biting you? Cinnamon, lavender, salt, etc., do not harm bed bugs in any way and trying these ineffective methods will only give bed bugs more time to […]
One of the important factors in fighting your infestation is understanding how fast bedbugs reproduce. This infographic illustrates how quickly an infestation can grow over a period of only four weeks.
ClimbUp® bed bug traps are one of the most important tools you’ll use during and possibly after your infestation. Not only do ClimbUp® bed bug traps help prevent bed bugs from climbing onto your couch or bed, they can stop an infestation before it gets started by capturing any bed bug trying to get to […]
FTC files deceptive advertising charges against companies that allegedly failed to back up claims that their product could prevent and eliminate bed bug infestations using cedar oil sprays and other products.
A short video with bed bug expert Louis Sorkin and his bed bugs. He shows us what bed bugs look like as he feeds them. You’ll get an excellent view and size comparison of an adult and a newly hatched nymph. Louis Sorkin, a scientific assistant who has worked at the American Museum of […]
At the University of California, Irvine, biologist and engineer Catherine Loudon is working to create synthetic surfaces that could trap bed bugs. She was inspired by the tiny hooked hairs that grow from the leaves of some varieties of beans, such as kidney and green beans. In nature, these hairs, called trichomes, pierce through the […]
Residual pesticides spray pesticides contained in microscopic bubbles the bed bugs will walk through after feeding when they are heaviest. Gross, I know. ** That is why you will be instructed to keep sleeping in your bed. You are the bait needed to fatten them up so they can drag their blood filled bellied through […]
Diatomaceous earth or bed bug powders do not belong in your car. They are not the solution to your problem and can make you sick. It can get in your lungs, or your children’s or passengers lungs. Your car needs specialized treatment using pest strips, steaming and cleaning. So repeat after me. I will not […]
Worried you had bed bugs in your hotel, hostel, air bnb? How to deal with bed bugs when you travel Are you traveling this summer? Will you use a plane, taxi, or rideshare? Did you wake up at the hotel with itchy bites? Were you required to put your purse and bags on the floor of […]
After 5 years I still can’t stand getting bug bites, any kind of bite. My infestation left some deep scars in my psyche, many of which this website has healed with the knowledge it might help you with your bed bug infestation. After all the fewer of “them” the better it is for all of us. […]