Another crazy bed bug year is coming to a close. As we look forward to whatever is in store for us to 2014 (and hope that bed bugs don’t learn to drive or anything like that), we also thought this would be a good time to look back at what 2013 meant for the war on bed bugs. The face of the bed bug industry is changing every year, and this year was no exception: we saw a bunch of exciting new products to help Americans fight this growing threat. But enough blabber – let’s start the countdown:
Just a couple of weeks ago, PackTite announced a voluntary recall for their original PackTite Portable bed bug heater. There have been a few reports of PackTites overheating or melting, and even one report of singing the contents inside. About 9,000 Portables are affected in the recall.
In this comprehensive guide, we went over what the recall covers, how to know if your PackTite is affected, and how to get replacement parts from the manufacturer free of charge.
If you are trying to get rid of bed bugs in your home, you’re probably very aware of how hard it can be. Bed bugs are sneaky, smart, and resilient. There is no silver bullet that will kill every bug in an infestation – the treatment process must be approached methodically and holistically. It’s all a matter of using the right products and the right steps.
Professionals and homeowners alike need to know what they’re doing when tackling a bed bug job, and need to avoid these common mistakes.
If you suspect (or know for sure) that you have bed bugs in your home, you’ve probably started searching the Web quite a bit looking for tips on how to get rid of them. You may have come across many different solutions, and a lot of guides on what to do if you have bed bugs.
However, it can be tough to figure out what NOT to do – by that, I mean the many things that people tend to do incorrectly when they’re trying to kill bed bugs in their home. We’ve seen it all, so we went over the most common mistakes here.
The most common place you’ll find bed bugs is in or near your bed. Otherwise, we’d probably be calling them something else. While it’s not very common to find bed bugs in your car, it does happen, and it’s especially frustrating to deal with.
You can’t treat a car the same way you might treat a room; there are too many tight spaces, and too much risk of enclosed exposure to chemicals, for the usual treatment techniques. There are some unique challenges to treating a bed bugs in your car, but it’s nothing you can’t handle with the right plan.
Despite popular belief, you can get bed bugs no matter where you live – clean suburban homes and messy city apartments are both at risk. However, since bed bugs do spread more easily in high population areas, some cities are more susceptible to infestation. Did your city make the top 10?
That wraps up the hottest talk in one of the biggest years in recent bed bug history. Here’s hoping that you and yours have a bed bug free new year.