Scott Palatnik

What You Should Do if You Find Bed Bugs in Your Hotel Room

What You Should Do if You Find Bed Bugs in Your Hotel Room

One of the more common ways people encounter bed bugs is when they’re staying in hotels or motels while on traveling on holiday or for work. Hotels, motels, and even high end resorts have long been hot spots for bed bug activity. Unsuspecting travelers often pick up stray bed bugs while passing through these locations, […]

Bed Bug Infestations May Have a Direct Impact on Mental Health

Bed Bug Infestations May Have a Direct Impact on Mental Health

The introduction of powerful and effective pesticides in the middle of the 20th century substantially reduced the incidence of bed bug infestations across the United States. So effective were these pesticides that generations of Americans grew up never encountering one of these blood-sucking parasites. But as international travel became more common, and toxic insecticides were […]

Bed Bugs Found on NYC Subway…Again

Bed Bugs Found on NYC Subway…Again

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Bed bugs can, and will, turn up just about anywhere. Case in point. Last month bed bugs were discovered on the venerable New York City subway. On the D-train to be specific. Of course, this isn’t the first time New York City’s public transport system has […]

7 Bed Bug Prevention Tips for Summer

7 Bed Bug Prevention Tips for Summer

Are bed bug infestations worse during the summer? It’s a common question, and the answer is somewhat complicated. First, it’s important to understand that bed bugs are active all year round. Unlike some insects they do not hibernate during the winter months. Having said that many pest control services do report seeing an uptick in […]

How to Perform A Home Bed Bug Inspection

How to Perform A Home Bed Bug Inspection

You shouldn’t wait until you start noticing itchy red welts on your skin before you start thinking about inspecting your home for bed bugs. Maybe you’ve recently stayed at a hotel or resort only to find out later that there was a bed bug problem at that location. Perhaps you spent a weekend at a […]

Are Apartments at a Higher Risk for Bed Bugs?

Are Apartments at a Higher Risk for Bed Bugs?

Bed bug infestations in the US are at an all time high. Both residential and non-residential properties are increasingly vulnerable to these pests. It seems that no place is safe. But are some properties more vulnerable than others? That’s a tricky question to answer. We know that bed bugs are parasites. They rely on human […]

5 Rules for Avoiding Bed Bugs in Second Hand Furniture

5 Rules for Avoiding Bed Bugs in Second Hand Furniture

Spring is struggling to push old man winter out of the way for the year. Soon it’ll be time to throw open the windows and give the house a good going over. A big part of the annual spring cleaning ritual is parting with some things that we’ve finally grown tired of. We donate them […]

Bed Bugs – What Retailers Need to Know

Bed Bugs – What Retailers Need to Know

Bed bugs have become a growing problem for businesses throughout the country. While we tend to focus on hotels and resorts as hot spots for these pests general retail establishments have also been experiencing a noticeable uptick in bed bug infestations. Bed bugs are most commonly introduced to retail shops via employees and customers. In […]

Man Releases Bed Bugs in Maine City Hall

Man Releases Bed Bugs in Maine City Hall

They say you can’t fight city hall. And it’s true. Rarely, if ever, does it turn out well. But recently an Augusta, Maine man took a new kind of fight to his local government. Frustrated with city policies, and desperate to see action on his case, an un-named resident walked into Augusta City Center and […]

6 Steps to a Successful Bed Bug Removal

6 Steps to a Successful Bed Bug Removal

Just the mention of bed bugs can cause your stress levels to sky rocket. The very thought of these blood-sucking pests infesting your home or workplace makes the skin crawl. Anyone who has ever found themselves in the middle of a bed bug infestation can attest to the anxiety it can cause. Naturally, the first […]