Bed Bug Information for Travelers

More often than not, we associate bed bugs with traveling. In the public eye, bed bug infestations are most often associated with having stayed in a bed bug infested hotel or motel. While this may be a misconception, and you may be just as likely to get bed bugs at a friend’s house or from the apartment next door, remaining vigilant while you travel is a good idea.

Doing some preparation work before your trip is important. Understanding what

How do Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs Work?

Bed bug sniffing dog.

Do you suspect that you have a bed bug problem? This might just be exactly what you are looking for. This video from the University of Nebraska Lincoln does a great job of explaining exactly how a bed bug sniffing dog works.

Integrated Pest Management for Bed Bugs

Bed bug.

Bed bugs were a common problem throughout the U.S. prior to WWII. However, with the discovery and use of the insecticides DDT and Malathion, bed bugs were virtually eliminated throughout the world. Over the past decade, bed bug populations have made a strong resurgence. This population boom is partially attributed to resistance to commonly used insecticides as well as a major increase in world travel. Bed bugs are one of the best hitch-hikers of the insect world. They commonly climb