How Hot is Hot Enough?

As the use of heat treatments to remediate bed bugs is becoming increasingly popular, one wonders how hot is hot enough, and what are the limitations regarding heat? Recently, my pickup truck was parked in the direct sunlight of an airport lot. The heat within the...

Bed Bug Wings & Preening

Many of us know that insects clean or preen themselves. If we watch closely, we will see how an insect works diligently to clean its antennae, feet and mouthparts regularly. This behavior may be easily observed when watching cockroaches, flies and other insects. Some...

Bed Bug Dos and Don’ts

Here we are in 2012 with no end in sight to The Great Bed Bug War. As an industry we’ve gotten better at battling the bugs. But from a customer’s perspective, our victories may take too long to achieve, include too much inconvenience and come at too great a cost....

Preventative Bed Bug Tactics for Visiting Nurses

By: Paul J. Bello Author: The Bed Bug Combat Manual Date: September 1, 2014 Traveling and visiting healthcare, social services and other such professionals are subject to the conditions encountered at the abodes of their client’s on a daily basis.  While we’d like to...