Posts Tagged ‘bedbugs’
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”
I used to travel a lot and I’m guilty of letting the maids skip my room, I thought it would allow them to go home earlier. So this recent article made me smarter about a hotel stay. “Five myths about hotel housekeeping”
Obviously I’m making a point about one of the myths and that is that the Bedbug scare is over – people are taking more precautions but those pesky little bugs are still out there.
Check out All things Bedbugs for more information and things to do to prevent an infestation at your home.
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.