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Columbus Ohio Heroes Cant Hide From Bugs

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

There is always surprises around every corner that our heroes cant even hide. Bed Bugs are still an issues throughout the City Of Columbus. We are luckily enough to be able to help people everyday get their homes back!

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Columbus Ohio bed bug laws for landlords and tenants could be on the horizon.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Bed Bug Infestation in a apartment

Bed Bug Infestation in a apartment

According Morning Sentinel Concord, N H, a new law takes effect January 1, 2014.

Landlords and tenants combined their forces on legislation setting protocols in quick action against bed bugs.

The new law calls for landlords to begin remediation within seven days of being notified by a tenant that bed bugs are in a rental.
The tenants can ask judge to order remediation if landlords fail to do so. Landlords are required to pay up front cost of service however, tenants may be required to repay the landlord if they are responsible for the infestation. Landlords have to work out repayment plan with tenants.

If you own rental properties, it is very important to know following facts. Landlords can evict tenants as long as he or she is responsible for an infestation and does not pay for remediation when the landlord shows a reasonable repayment plan. Landlord must show reduction of infestation in 60 days.

New law should decrease bed bugs infestation in rental property drastically!

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Bed Bugs are getting old in Ohio

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
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Bed Bugs in Columbus Ohio

Can you believe bed bugs been around since 1st century.
This is is shocking information since we recently started hearing about bed bugs and thought it was just part of a nursery rhyme.
This means bed bugs were around when Jesus preached in the early 1st century before crucifixion and resurrection.
Bed bugs existed when the Roman Empire dominated Europe, Africa and near East.
Bed bugs flourished during the Han dynasty in China in the East.
Bed bugs originated in tropical climates and hitchhiked it’s way to all over the world since 1st century as traveling become more common.
To think, bed bugs really harmed no one from caves they were originally found in.

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Travel Smart when Leaving Columbus, Ohio

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Bed Bugs are not good travel companions

Bed Bugs are not good travel companions

Most common ways of encountering bed bugs is during traveling. Bed bugs are best hitchhikers.
When I first check into hotel this is what I do.

• Pull back all of the bedding at the head of the bed near the head board to look for bed bugs or their fecal stains on the mattress
• Check the underside of the mattress tag
• Check the seams of the mattress and the boxsprings
• If possible remove the head board from the wall and inspect the back of it, particularly the holes for set-in screws and the plate that allows the head board to hang from the wall.

If bed bug evidence is found, report it to the management and ask for another room.
Remember, bedbugs don’t discriminate and have been found in world class hotels and budget properties alike so inspect carefully.

Bed bugs can be in the trunk of the taxi, in the luggage compartment of the airplane, or in the baggage
handling facility at the airport so luggage must go through checklist as well.

• Do not place your suitcase on the spare bed
• Inspect the luggage stand and place your bag on the stand away from the wall.
• Keep your clothing in your bag, do not unpack and place your belongings in drawers
• Using a flashlight, give a quick check to the closet for bed bug evidence before hanging clothes
• Place your shoes in an open area, not under the bed or in the closet

Upon returning home, unpack your luggage immediately in some location other than the bed room.
Launder all clothing in hot water. The suitcase can be put out in the hot sun or in the hot car for a day.
If you use soft bag like a duffel style bag or gym bag when traveling, put the bag in the dryer when you get home.

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Bed bug facts you need to know in Columbus Ohio

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Bed-Bug-lifecycle

How do we know if our home is infested with bed bugs? Isn’t that the question we all ask ourselves?
In most cases, bed bugs are transported from infested areas to non-infested areas when they cling onto someone’s clothing, or crawl into luggage, furniture or bedding that is then brought into homes.
If you have bed bugs, you may also notice itchy welts on you or your family member’s skin.
You may also see the bed bugs themselves, small bloodstains from crushed bed bugs, or dark spots from bed bug droppings in your home. Bed bugs often hide in or near beds and bedroom furniture, and in the tufts, seams, and folds of mattresses and daybed covers.

Bed bugs go through various stages during the course of their life cycle. They begin as eggs, hatching sometime between 6 and 17 days after they are laid. They emerge from the eggs as nymphs and begin feeding immediately. After its first meal, a bed bug will molt and grow to its next stage of development and begin feeding again. After five molts, the bed bug reaches maturity and begins to reproduce. A female bed bug lays between one and twelve eggs per day (average is approximately five eggs per day), and may lay up to 500 eggs in her lifetime.
Bed bugs are extremely hardy and can live up to 18 months without eating once. This means that bed bugs can be found in long-vacant rooms or abandoned furniture.

Bed bugs are nocturnal. They hide during the day but come out at night to feed, usually reaching the peak of their activity about an hour before dawn. Bed bugs are attracted to their hosts by carbon dioxide and warmth. Depending on its age, it takes a bed bug between 3 and 15 minutes to feed. When a bed bug bites, it injects saliva to prevent blood clotting and to numb the area. The bites inflicted by bed bugs can go unnoticed or be mistaken for the bites of other pests. All people are not equally sensitive to bed bug bites, so while some victims may break out in rashes from the bites, other people may not display symptoms. Even among people sleeping side-by-side, one person may show severe reactions while the other has no evidence of having been bitten at all. When a reaction does occur, the resulting feeling can be mild red spot to severe rash or even hives.

Bed bugs can affect anywhere and everywhere. There is no easy way to get led of them and it is expensive to treat.
Working with a professional pest management specialist licensed with the Ohio Board of Pesticide Control is always the best way to determine proper treatments for your situation.

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Dr. Oz’s Take on Bed Bugs Spreading through Columbus Ohio

Friday, June 8th, 2012

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Can Drinking a Glass of Wine Keep Bed Bugs Away?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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By: Brooke Borel, Life’s Little Mysteries Contributor
Date: 29 May 2012 Time: 03:11 PM ET

The common bed bug mainly survives on human blood, but what happens when that human has upped his or her blood alcohol content with a few glasses of a nice red wine? New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests bed bugs are not as fond of alcohol as their boozy hosts, which may lead to fewer bug bites.

According to the study, bed bugs prefer alcohol-free blood to blood with alcohol in it; the higher the blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the less the bugs eat. And, because there is a direct link between blood intake and reproduction rates, those bugs also lay fewer eggs.

“[Bed bugs] need a blood meal to grow and to molt and to reproduce,” explained Ralph Narain, a Ph.D. candidate who conducted the work as part of his dissertation. “And one of their main hosts are humans, and we consume a lot of stuff. Alcohol was one of the easier ones to start with.”

Narain presented the findings last week at the National Conference on Urban Entomology in Atlanta.

How bed bugs imbibe

While it’s fun to imagine graduate students knocking back beers and feeding bed bugs on their arms, Narain took a more scientific approach in his experiment. He mixed 200 proof ethanol — the same compound estimated by a Breathalyzer — into four samples of expired blood from the Nebraska Blood Bank until he had BACs of 0.010, 0.025, 0.050 and 0.100 (0.08 is the legal limit for driving). A control sample contained no alcohol.

Next, he selected 20 adult bed bugs for each blood sample, weighed them, fed them their respective samples, and weighed them again. He repeated the experiment six times.

The average mass of the bed bugs that fed on the clean blood increased by over 100 percent. Those that fed on the blood with the lowest BAC, 0.010, increased just 60 percent, and the number decreased for each increase in alcohol. The bed bugs that fed on the 0.100 BAC sample went up a mere 12.5 percent.

As for the eggs, the control groups laid an average of 44 after the feeding, while those that fed on the highest BAC laid an average of just 12.

It’s unclear whether the alcohol affected the adult bugs’ behavior or their offspring’s development, although future tests might attempt to measure both. Narain also plans to run tests on other drugs, although he wouldn’t officially disclose which.

Way toward pest control?

So, can we just knock back a few glasses of wine every night to keep the bed bugs away? Probably not. “I’m not going to suggest someone should consume alcohol to control bed bugs,” Narain said.

Ill health affects aside, it likely wouldn’t help curb an infestation. While the bed bugs do feed less on alcohol-laced blood, they still feed, and while they lay fewer eggs, up to 95 percent still hatch. And it just takes a few to create a nuisance.

Dini Miller, an entomologist and bed bug expert from Virginia Tech, agreed: “I don’t know what sort of implications it has ultimately, because unfortunately they still produce enough eggs to cause an infestation. So while they feed less, still, we’re not going to experience less of a problem. But it’s very interesting to know.”

Brooke Borel is a contributor to Life’s Little Mysteries, and is currently writing a book about bed bugs. For more crazy bed bugs stories, follow her on Twitter: @brookeborel

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Avoid Bed Bugs While You Vacation

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Vacationing Bed Bugs

Vacationing Bed Bugs

* Once you open your hotel room, pull back the sheets and inspect the mattress seams immediately, particularly in the corners. That is where you will see the telltale stains or spots of Bed Bug activity. If you see anything suspicious, notify the hotel management and change rooms immediately. Take a room far away from the previous room location. Or change hotels all together.

* Inspect the entire room before unpacking, this includes behind the headboard and in sofas/chairs. If any pests are spotted, change rooms immediately.

* If changing rooms is necessary, be sure that you DO NOT move to another room that is adjacent and/or directly above/below the infested room. Bed bugs can easily catch a ride via housekeeping carts, luggage and even through walls. If bed bugs are spreading, they typically do so by inhabiting the rooms closest to them first.

* Consider placing your suitcase in a plastic trash bag or protective cover during the duration of your trip to ensure that bed bugs cannot take up a residence and bring them back to Columbus, Ohio.

* When you finally get back to Columbus, Ohio, inspect your suitcases before bringing them into the house. Vacuuming your suitcase thoroughly before storing them away can help reduce the risk of bring home unwanted guests. Consider taking all your cloths and throwing them into the wash using hot water and then into the dryer on its hottest setting. This will kill any bed bugs or eggs that may have been brought home.

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How To get rid of Bed Bugs.

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Getting rid of bed bugs isn’t the easiest process, and most cases of bed bug infestation will require treatment by a pest control professional like EnviroCare Pest Solutions. There are a variety of low-odor sprays, dusts, and aerosols that can be used to exterminate bed bugs. These must be applied to all areas where the bugs are are harboring as well as spaces where they might crawl or hide. The exterminating company can help determine if the mattress or furniture can be saved or must be discarded. Since beds cannot readily be treated with chemicals, it’s often necessary to discard infested mattresses and beds.

EnviroCare Pest Solutions may recommend certain forms of deep-cleaning such as scrubbing infested surfaces with a stiff brush to remove eggs, dismantling bed frames and furniture, walls, and moldings. Also we can give you options on encasing mattresses within special bags.

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Bed Bug Exterminators Help Prevent invasion in Columbus Ohio

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

EnviroCare Pest Solutions is doing its part in exterminating the bed bug invasion throughout Columbus, Ohio. We have been fortunate enough to be call upon when hundreds of residents in Columbus, Ohio need us most.

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