Posts Tagged ‘bed bugs’
If you ever had Bedbugs I think it is difficult to get over that “creeped out feeling”. This story is from Canada but stills plays a part in the learning process for all of us. “Bed bugs can lead to mental health problems”
First off – Happy Thanksgiving!
Over the roads and through the woods, oh wait that is Christmas but if you are traveling please plan ahead for unwanted pests.
- Are you spending the night out, are you visiting friends or staying at a motel. Bedbugs can and do travel. The National Pest Management Association “Reminds travelers to pack bed bug prevention tips” you don’t want or need these pests at your home.
- Visit the site (All things BedBugs).
- At the first sign of any pests seek out a Pest Management Professional and your Holidays should be pest free.
My favorite bug is in the news once again – The Kissing Bug, apparently the dreaded Bedbug may now transmit a similar disease carried by the Kissing Bug.
In a study published online this week in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, senior author Michael Z. Levy, PhD, assistant professor in the department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, and researchers at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru conducted a series of laboratory experiments that demonstrated bi-directional transmission of T. cruzi between mice and bed bugs.
So if you live in the South I highly recommend making sure your screens are in place, wear repellent when hiking an if you have horses or cattle keep an eye out for the Kissing Bugs
If traveling store your suitcase or luggage in the bathroom until you make an inspection of your hotel room, don’t accept or purchase furniture with inspecting it as well.
“BedBugs force Portsmouth dispatchers to relocate” Bedbugs don’t care who you are, they don’t care if you are rich or poor. They don’t care if your a Firefighter or Policeman, so the key is that you are aware of their tenacious abilities at getting into your life.
One of the best things that I recommend are mattress and box spring encasements – such as CleanBrands
What I really like about these encasements is that they save your mattresses from the usual things:
- Accidental leakage – pets or toddlers
- Mitigates allergens
I don’t always get creeped out with pests but BedBugs do it for me. I think about accidental infestation, maybe a lone bedbug falls into a pocket or shoe and I bring it home.
Take care traveling, check out the room and if you think you see something contact management. Don’t bring in used furniture without looking it over really well. Check out our webpage http://www.callprobest.com/bedbugs