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Summertime in Philadelphia – Peak Bed Bug Season

A new study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology titled “Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) Reporting in Philadelphia, PA” looked at four years of bed bug reports to the city of Philadelphia, and found that infestations have been increasing and were at their highest in August and lowest in February.  The findings point to […]

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Athletes Beware: how to prevent bed bugs

How to prevent bed bugs from coming home with your athlete! You can take the word “athlete” and determine if you or your loved ones qualify, but no matter if they do, almost every single one of us has a connection to an athlete. The neighbors son, who plays with your son, and travels for […]

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The Avid Traveler, a Target- Bed Bug Travel Tips

Whether you are backpacking and hitting the open road on foot, or fly high to a luxurious destination every chance you get, the probability of you experiencing bed bugs is higher. We’ve got some bed bug travel tips to help keep these pests from coming home with you. A quick history lesson about bed bugs […]

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Bed Bug Treatment vs. Elimination – Who is Accountable For Reoccurrence ?

By our definition, to “treat” a problem, is to resolve the issue. Resolving an issue can come in to forms. Temporary solutions, and permanent solutions. When it comes to you and your family’s health regarding bed bug treatment, it’s crucial to achieve elimination. Obviously, you know the difference, and that difference will either cost or […]

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Is Your Hotel, Motel Status ? – Bed Bug Infestations in Hospitality Industry

It is said that 80% of people concerned about bed bug infestations, during their travel and hotel stays. Is their worry justified? We would say so. Bed bug infestations are a growing epidemic that are nonjudgmental to demographic and weather. Anyone who believes their due to temperature, cleanliness or another factor, is surely mistaken. According […]

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The 2012 most bedbug-infested cities

The 2012 most bedbug-infested cities  Philadelphia has won the dubious title of most bedbug-infested U.S. city, according to the annual Most Bedbug-Infested Cities ranking, released today by Terminix. Philadelphia took the top spot from New York City, which held the title for two years. The 2012 most bedbug-infested cities include:                                                   1. Philadelphia 9. Denver […]

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Bed Bug Travel Tips: How to detect and protect yourself from bed bugs while traveling

Bed Bug Travel Tips While there’s nothing better than taking a vacation, nothing is worse than bringing home bed bugs as a souvenir. Bed bugs, the great hitchhikers they are, can be found all over the world and are on the rise, especially in hotels. According to Steritech, a commercial pest prevention provider in North […]

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Travel Tips to Avoid Bed Bugs for the Holidays

This Holiday Season, share the gift of knowledge! Education is key when it comes to prevention/elimination of bed bugs. Follow the travel tips below to make sure you don’t bring home any unwanted guests for the Holidays! When traveling, talk to hotel management before checking in, to find out their policies and procedures for handling […]

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Tips to Avoid Bed Bugs while Traveling!

Follow the tips below to make sure you don’t bring home any unwanted guests! When traveling, talk to hotel management before checking in, to find out their policies and procedures for handling bed bugs. Having a proactive prevention and maintenance plan in place is key to successful elimination.    Be aware and observant of your surroundings. […]

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How to move without bed bugs using Vikane fumigation

Once virtually eradicated in the United States, bed bugs are now becoming America’s pest nightmare. Because bed bugs are the ultimate hitchhikers, no place is immune to them — homes, apartments, even five-star hotels. Bed Bugs and Beyond® works directly with professional movers to treat a client’s truck and belongings, ensuring they don’t take bed […]

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