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Posts Tagged ‘Bed Bug Prevention’

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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Hey Columbus Ohio!! We could be trouble, Cockroaches and Bed Bugs are related.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
American Roach

American Roach

Did you know Bed bugs and cockroaches look pretty much the same as they did millions of year ago?

Mark Siddall, curator of invertebrates at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, is working with a team of a dozen researchers by comparing them to ancient bed bugs.

One of the researcher, Fordham University’s Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis is looking at a group of bed bugs found at Fort Dix in New Jersey in the early 1970s. They have been kept for the past four decades for research purposes. He also asked Metropolitan Museum of Art about combing through its Egyptian collection for fossilized bed bugs.
Can you imagine Cleopatra, Marc Anthony and Julius Cesar were bed bugs companion?

The researchers say that bed bugs will become as common as the cockroach. Coby Schal, a professor of entomology at North Carolina State University. “Bed bugs are what cockroaches were several decades ago and it is a concern.”

Both cockroaches and bed bugs give me nightmares, however bed bugs are a lot harder to take care of!

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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
Bed Bugs in Columbus Ohio

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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Bed Bugs are Creeping in Columbus Ohio in the least likely places.

Friday, September 13th, 2013
Hospitals aren't safe from Bed Bugs in Columbus Ohio.

Hospitals aren’t safe from Bed Bugs in Columbus Ohio.

Do you ever think hospitals have bed bugs?
If you said No, You better check chairs, and beds before you rest yourself!
We all go to hospital to get better from whatever sickness we have.
If you are a parent you take your kids to be immunized because school requires it.
We dread going and get paranoid about catching disease when we leave.
But do you never think you will bring home bed bugs!

a well known hospital in Ohio had bed bugs and kept quite until an on-call doctors who spend nights in hospital ended up with infesting their own home.
Just remember, you can never be too safe when it comes to bed bugs!

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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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Going back to school in Columbus, Ohio?? Prevent Bringing Bed Bugs back to your dorm room.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Dorm Move in bed bug Inspection

-Before considering buying “secondhand” furniture, properly inspect for bugs to insure that there isnt a pest problem, such as bed bugs. If you see anything questionable, do not bring it to campus.
-Extensively inspect your suitcases prior to re-packing for a return to school. Particularly if you have traveled during the summer break. Make sure all your clothes that may have been previously packed in the suitcase have been washed and dried in hot temperatures .
-Before unpacking and putting your sheets on your dormitory bed, inspect the mattress seams, particularly at the corners, for stains or spots. Also thoroughly inspect the entire dorm room, pay attention to the headboard and in sofas/chairs.

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BedBugs in Columbus Ohio Makes the Top infested Cities in the Country

Monday, June 25th, 2012
BedBug Life Cycle

BedBug Life Cycle

A recently release list of the top rankings cities show Bed Bug Population in Ohio as the heaviest activity with three cities in the top 15. These cities include Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland. This proves Bed Bugs are a continuing problem.

The 2012 Most BedBug infested Cities Include:

1 ) Philadelphia
2 ) Cincinnati
3 ) New York City
4 ) Chicago
5 ) Detroit
6 ) Washington D.C.
7 ) Columbus, Ohio
8 ) San Francisco
9 ) Denver
10 ) New Haven Conn.
11 ) Dallas
12 ) Houston
13 ) Indianapolis
14 ) Miami
15 ) Cleveland

BedBugs can cause all kinds of welts and rashes which may go undetected for months in homes or business. Its important that everyone knows to have their homes or business inspected by a professional if they think they have a problem.

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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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