How to avoid bed bugs while traveling for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. It seems like it comes quicker every year. We know that preparing for the big day can be quite stressful. Travel at any time of the year might make you want to jump off the house, but especially at Thanksgiving. Having to worry about driving or flying and where to stay. Do you stay with family or rent a room? Trying to keep the kids engaged and out of your hair. There is one more really big problem you need to worry about though. Bed Bugs! Bed bug populations have been increasing exponentially the last few years.   There are some steps you can take to avoid any holiday disasters. The last thing you want to do is bring bed bugs …

Back to school – your kids could be bringing home more than homework

Sadly Bed Bugs are all over the news lately   School has just started back up, and you have so much to worry about. You get up early to get the kids ready, feed them, drive them to school through rush-hour traffic. You expect them to be safe at school and come back to you at the end of the day with home-work, and hopefully a great story about how well their day went. Little did you know that Johnny’s friend Billy has been staying in a house that has had a bed bug problem. Or maybe Billy’s family went on vacation right before school started back and they stayed in a hotel that had bed bugs. Billy’s family may not even know they have …

How do bed bugs travel?

How Bed Bugs Travel & Why You Need To Know   How do bed bugs travel? A great question, and one we get often. The short answer is that bed bugs travel on people and in their possessions. Now, bed bugs aren’t like other pests that actually hang on to people, like lice. Instead, they may be in your jacket or trousers that you grabbed, lying on the floor near the bed. When you put them on, the bed bug has no choice, but to go along for the ride. The same thing goes for the suitcase, duffel bag or back pack that you, or your child (or your guest) grabbed that morning and threw in the car. If the house or hotel you or …

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

“Good night, sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite”. I remember hearing those words many times as my mom was putting me to bed. I never understood what it meant and would usually laugh as if she was referring to some funny cartoon characters. I don’t remember ever being afraid of those words, probably because bed bugs were never a reality for me or anyone that I knew. But bed bugs are alive and well in the U.S., and are now a common problem. 8 Facts About Bed Bugs Bed bugs get their name from the fact that they often hide in beds seeking refuge from the daylight, coming out when someone is resting on the bed for a period of time. Humans are …