Bed Bug Basics: Part 5

 

Bed Bug Basics: Part 5

Well this is it! What a journey, we laughed, we cried, we laughed again. Whew! So thanks for joining us for this (hopefully) educational jaunt into bed bug land. The goal has been to inform so that we can prevent and prepare ourselves in the case that we encounter these sneaky devils. The more you know, right?

Let's talk about some monitoring suggestions and precautionary measures:

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Bed Bug Basics: Part 4

 

Bed Bug Basics: Part 4

Welcome to A&C Pest Management's inaugural blog class, Bed Bug Basics. Thanks for joining us! No chewing gum, beepers, or talking allowed. Let's get started!

Hopefully you have learned a lot from Bed Bug Basics, if you missed it you can re-visit it here. We are more than half way through, so let's continue!

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Bed Bug Basics: Part 2

Bed Bug Basics: Part 2

Welcome to A&C Pest Management's inaugural blog class, Bed Bug Basics. Thanks for joining us! No chewing gum, beepers, or talking allowed. Let's get started!

Hopefully you learned a lot in Part 1 of Bed Bug Basics, if you missed it you can re-visit it here. It has lots of great info about identification of bed bugs, what to look for, what not to look for, what to name your pet bed bug, and more! So let's continue!

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Bed Bug Basics: Part 1

Bed Bug Basics: Part 1

Welcome to A&C Pest Management's inaugural blog class, Bed Bug Basics. Thanks for joining us! No chewing gum, beepers, or talking allowed. Let's get started!

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Bed Bug Awareness Week

PPMA Announces June 5 - June 11, 2016 is Bed Bug Awareness Week

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite...

Nothing can ruin a lovely vacation quite like the lingering fear of having bed bugs in your hotel room. Don’t let the crazy thoughts running through your head get to you —there are things you can do and clues you can search for to help you to sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite.

First off, there are a few things you should know about these pests. As previously mentioned in one of our recent articles, they do not transmit diseases. They do, however, leave itchy bites if you are bitten. Also, they are not a product of dirty places. They can live in the small crevasses of even the cleanest hotels and resorts.

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Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Even the smallest things can be terrifying to us. Case in point: bed bugs. These small, brown pests are only about the size of an apple seed and can cause major problems for you and your family if they make their way into your home. Many people believe that these bloodsuckers only live in fabrics and furniture, but there are multiple other hiding spots they can be living in. Not to worry, there are many preventive steps you can take to fight the war against these pests and, if your home becomes infected, several things you can do to stop them in their tracks.

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Researching New York City's Bed Bugs

Researching New York City's Bed Bugs

For decades, scientists have been mapping the genes of humans, animals, even fruitflys. Thomas Hunt Morgan began studying heredity and gene mapping (methods used to identify the locus of a gene and the distances between genes) in 1910, and since then his findings about genes and their location on chromosomes helped transform biology into an experimental science. These principles have been applied to help us find out how bedbugs are spreading through New York City.

It's no secret that NYC has it's share of bedbug infestations, but where and how are the traveling is key to understanding the epidemic and how to eradicate them. Bedbugs were basically eradicated from the developed world in the 1940's. But, with the growing amount of travel and movement among humans and their belongings, came a growing amount of these parasites. So Christopher Mason, a geneticist, and George Amato, an evolutionary biologist at the American Museum of Natural History, set out to find out how they are moving through Manhattan. 

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