Month: January 2021

How Long Until You Can Return to Your Home After Spraying for Bed Bugs

How Long Until You Can Return to Your Home After Spraying for Bed Bugs

When bed bugs strike there is no time to delay. Left untreated a bed bug infestation can rapidly grow into a full-scale emergency. The sooner you call in a professional bed bug inspector the sooner you can identify the infestation and move to eliminate it once and for all. Time is of the essence. But […]

What Should You Do If Your Neighbor Has Bed Bugs?

What Should You Do If Your Neighbor Has Bed Bugs?

When it comes to household pests none are quite so devastating and frustrating to deal with than bed bugs. Once bed bugs stake their claim on your home or office it can be a very real challenge to remove them. Bed bugs are resilient, and they can withstand many of the types of attacks that […]

NYC Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs are Headed for Retirement

NYC Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs are Headed for Retirement

New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development will soon bid a fond farewell to two of its most trusted and stalwart employees. Nemo and Mickey, two miniature beagles working the bed bug beat on the department’s code enforcement team will soon be headed for retirement. The pair of champion sniffers has been hunting […]

How Long Can Bed Bugs Survive Outside?

How Long Can Bed Bugs Survive Outside?

With the growing number of bed bug infestations across the country people are becoming much more interested in the behavior of these blood-sucking little parasites. How do they reproduce? What are their feeding habits? Where in the world are they coming from? One question we hear a lot is “Can bed bugs live outside and […]

Local Law 69 – Annual NYC Co-op and Condo Reports Due

Local Law 69 – Annual NYC Co-op and Condo Reports Due

New York is one of the hardest hit areas of the country when it comes to bed bug infestations. In fact, the state has consistently ranked in the top five for bed bug activity over the last several years. Unsurprisingly, New York City has become one of the hotter spots in the state. So much […]

7 Simple Home Remedies for Bed Bug Bites

7 Simple Home Remedies for Bed Bug Bites

Bed bugs are parasites. They need to feed on the blood of mammals in order to survive. Their preferred hosts are human beings. In a pinch, the bed bug might feed on other warm-blooded animals. But all things being equal humans remain their primary source of sustenance. When a bed bug feeds it naturally needs […]

How Many Eggs Can a Bed Bug Lay in a Day?

How Many Eggs Can a Bed Bug Lay in a Day?

Over the last several decades, bed bugs have made a staggering return to American homes. Once thought all but eradicated from our shores, these invasive pests have returned with a vengeance. As a pest these blood-suckers are quick to spread throughout communities, but difficult to eliminate once they become entrenched in a home, office, or […]

Bed Bugs are Now Considered a Public Health Issue

Bed Bugs are Now Considered a Public Health Issue

Bed bugs are much more than a household nuisance. True, a bed bug infestation can be frustrating, infuriating even. But the long-term ramifications of a large-scale bed bug infestation go far beyond the daily irritation of sharing your living space with parasites and pests. The frustration of a bed bug infestation extends beyond the cost […]