Bed Bugs

S.L.E.E.P.: A Guide to Better Sleep at Home and in Hotel Rooms

The rate of bed bug treatments from last year indicates that Indianapolis ranks among the top US metro areas with this particular pest problem. In fact, it’s only ten places behind the four areas with the highest incidence rates of bed bug infestations (Baltimore, Washington D.C., Chicago, and New York).

When faced with an infestation at home, […]

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Debunking Common Myths About Bed Bugs

The infamous Cimex lectularius: the bed bug. There are few pests that induce the same sense of anxiety. They bite. They drink our blood. They leave red swollen marks that itch. And they often do it while we’re asleep and helpless.

Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown insects that can be as small as the head of […]

Dryer Sheets Won’t Make Bedbugs Bounce

When you have an infestation in your home, your first goal is to treat it as effectively and inexpensively as possible. With articles recommending plenty of ways to take care of bed bugs on your own, you might start thinking that you don’t even need to use pest control in order to take care of […]

Hunting in the Night: Where You’ll Find those Pesky Bed Bugs

Do you ever wake up with redness, swelling, or itching on any part of your body and just wonder what caused them? We’d hate to break it to you, but your home might have a bed bug infestation. Naturally, you’d want to get rid of the pests to avoid health problems such as allergies and, […]

Bed Bugs Bite: What You Need to Know About Real Baby Vampires

Count Dracula, Lestat, and Edward Cullen — the usual names that come to mind when talking about vampires. They are also completely fictional, however. In the real world, vampires are the creepy crawlies that reside in and around your bed: bed bugs. They come out to feed on your blood as you eagerly get in […]

Common Pests in Indiana

Indiana experiences extreme seasonal temperature changes. These changes may be enough to eliminate certain pests, but there are bugs that thrive under any conditions. The key to effective pest control is to understand the nature of the infestation starting with accurate identification of the bugs causing the problem. Integrated pest management is a strategy that […]

Pest Sniffing Dogs: How Canines Can Help Detect Bed Bugs

 

Dogs have a keen sense of smell. In fact, some dog species have more than 300 million receptors in their noses. Since humans have just 30 million receptors, dogs clearly have the advantage. The animals use these receptors to track scents through mud, rain and snow while people ask them to use their sense of […]

Bed Bugs, America’s New Epidemic Crisis

Bed bugs are basically home invaders, and they won’t go away easily even when we smoke them out. And despite the collective effort, the country’s problems with bed bugs continue. In a report published by Pest World, it’s clear as day that every city still struggles with it.

They went so far as to call it […]

How to Avoid Bed Bugs During Holiday Travel

As the holidays approach, you’ll be preparing for travel, making the rounds to friends and family who spread out across the country. It’s time for your to-do list, checking off all of the things you must take care of before you can begin your journey. Don’t forget to take precautions to avoid bed bugs during […]

Tips to Keep Bed Bugs Out of Your Home

As you prepare for winter, you’ll be thinking about staying cozy while the bitter chill sets in. The last thing you want is to make your home snug for bed bugs. These bothersome pests may not survive the cold weather when exposed to the elements, but they’ll thrive inside of your home unless you do […]