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 […]
When you are sleep deprived, stressed out and trying to make decisions about how you are going to get rid of those #!&*! bed bugs, it’s easy to make bad choices that can extend the infestation, or make us sick. The video below really shows us what NOT to do if you have bed bugs. […]
While it may appear that bed bugs prefer one person over another, scientists think this may be due to naturally occurring chemicals called pheromones. Other researchers say the other person is getting bites, but are not having a reaction, so they don’t think they are getting bit. What are pheromones and how might they determine […]
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 […]