Friday, February 5, 2010

Bed Bug and More

A lot of news reports over the years have confirmed the presence of bugs in upscale hotels and this means that poor sanitation is not the only thing that causes bugs to grow and multiply. They live in any piece of furniture, clothing, curtains, drapes and bedding. They spread by crawling and they can pretty much contaminate multiple rooms in a home. They can also be present in boxes, drawers and suitcases. They can be anywhere! Waking up with bug bites is surely one of the things you would hate to happen. How will you know that the bugs are the culprit? Look up some bed bug bites pictures to help you identify and compare the ones that you have.

Bug bites are raised red bumps that are very itchy. They are also inflamed and they are usually lined up in a row or sometimes they are clustered. Some people can go on for days without noticing the bites but others on the other hand tend to develop severe reactions like blisters and hives. Search for bed bug bites pictures over the internet so you'll know exactly what they look like. If at all possible, do not scratch the affected area because if you do you are increasing your chances of infection. Calamine lotion and hydrocortisone both helps ease the itching.

Bed bug bites pictures will help you identify symptoms. This will allow you to treat the bites properly. There are a couple of things you can do to ease the itching and inflammation and one of which is by crushing Vitamin C tablets into powder, add a little bit of water to make a paste then apply directly onto the affected area. You can also dab tea tree oil. It's effective in relieving the itch because of its antiseptic properties.

You can look at bed bug bites pictures in Google or Flicker. These are the 2 of the most popular sites to search for images. It's very easy to do it in Google, just type "bed bug bites" and click the "Images" link and then there will be thousands of images that you can look at. Flicker on the other hand is a photo sharing site and the images you will see there are posted by victims of bed bugs.

I can't stress the importance of proper detection of symptoms enough, this is the only way that you will be treated properly. Different skin rashes or infections need different approach.

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The Winter Surprise

You've probably noticed that whenever the weather starts to turn cold, you see more insects and pests crawling around your home. The reason for this is that the colder weather drives insects and pests to seek refuge in a warm and dry place, like the conditions your home provides. Some pests and rodents will hibernate in your home while others will remain active, causing problems. The best way to prevent unwanted winter pests and insects is to take preventative pest control measures throughout the year for each season. Listed below are some of the most common pests and insects that plague American homes in the winter.

Wolf Spiders

One of the most common winter pests in American homes is the wolf spider. In many cases the wolf spider is confused with the nursery spider or brown recluse. But wolf spiders have two eyes out of eight that are large and prominent that set them apart from other spiders. In most cases, wolf spiders are harmless, but no one likes to have an infestation of spiders in their home.

Carpet Beetle

Although the name would suggest that carpet beetles prefer to live in your carpet, these invasive insects live in many different areas of the home. The problem with carpet beetles is what they feed on, which might include things like carpet, wool, hair, cotton, or even flour and cereals.

House Cricket

House crickets are annoying pests that are most often found in warm ducts and in the paneling behind heating installations. House crickets have a characteristic chirping noise that can go on for hours, which can become extremely irritating to homeowners.

Monday, May 18, 2009


It would be difficult to escape Bed Bugs-at least in the media. With the United States Environmental Protection Agency holding their first ever Beg Bug Summit, media coverage of the topic has been everywhere.

1. Has there really been a resurgence in bedbugs in the U.S. and how do you know?
There HAS been an increase in bedbug infestations. Member pest control companies who receive 1 or 2 bedbug calls a year are now reporting 1 to 2 each week.

2. Where have you been finding the bedbugs?
These pest are not limited to one specific type of dwelling. Pest control companies have been reporting the infestation in multi-family housing,hotels,hospitals, and apartments.

3. What states have been affected?

Bed bug activity is on a national scale. bed bugs are found from the East to the West coast and everywhere in between.

4. Why are bed bugs so hard to treat?
Bed bugs should not be equated with filth or sanitation problem-in hotels or homes,for that matter. Bed bugs are very elusive,transient and nocturnal pest. They are often found in other areas beside the bed. They can live for a year or more without eating and withstand a wide range of temperatures from nearly freezing to almost 113 degrees. bedbugs can be controlled with vigilance and consisitent inspections and treatment by professionals.

5. Why are bedbugs such an issue?
Once inside a hotel or home, bed bugs spread rapidly from room to room- through pipes, vacuum cleaners,clothing and luggage. In hotels bed bugs can can spread to neighboring rooms.

6. Are bedbugs just in beds?
They can be in chair cushions,sofas,behind electrical outlets, cracks and crevices around baseboards,even behind picture frames..In other words they can live pretty much anywhere.

7. How does one control bedbugs?
This is not a pest that can be controlled with a do-it-yourself measure. As they are discovered, the pest control professional will develop a treatment and control strategy with the customer depending on the extent of the infestation.

^ Did you know...

Bed bugs deliver an anesthetic when feeding so you won't feel them- and also an anticoagulant to help the blood flow!

When feeding, bed bugs have been observed climbing on top of another that is feeding from a human, piercing that bed bug and feeding directly from it.