Scott Palatnik

The Effectiveness of Heat Treatment for Bed Bug Infestations

The Effectiveness of Heat Treatment for Bed Bug Infestations

Over the last several decades bed bugs have become a significant public health concern. No longer a pest of the past, they are enjoying a massive resurgence, infesting homes, hotels, and public buildings throughout the world. Chemical treatments, once the go-to for pest control services, face certain challenges when it comes to modern bed bug […]

7 Things Bed Bugs Love About Your Home

7 Things Bed Bugs Love About Your Home

Bed bugs are notorious pests that infest our homes, businesses, and public buildings. They create havoc that results in emotional, physical, and financial distress. While they may be small in size these pests can cause massive problems once they establish themselves in household. Effective management of bed bug infestations begins with understanding some of the […]

How Does the Weather Impact Bed Bug Behavior?

How Does the Weather Impact Bed Bug Behavior?

As Spring gives way to Summer you may begin to notice a rise in reports of bed bug infestations. Like all of us bed bug behavior is greatly influenced by the change of seasons and infestation rates tend to fluctuate with changes in the weather. But exactly how does the weather impact bed bug behavior […]

Is UV Light an Effective Method for Bed Bug Control?

Is UV Light an Effective Method for Bed Bug Control?

The battle against bed bugs has been going on for thousands of years. These blood-sucking pests are one of our oldest and most troublesome enemies. Throughout history we have looked for new and more effective methods of eliminating, or at least controlling, these invasive insects. One of the latest innovations in the battle against bed […]

The Hidden Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Treatments

The Hidden Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Treatments Bed Bug

The last several decades have seen a staggering increase in bed bug infestations, becoming a major nuisance for homeowners throughout the country. These tiny blood-sucking insects are formidable adversaries and it can be a mighty challenge to successfully eliminate them from an infested home. Faced with the discomfort and stigma associated with bed bug infestations, […]

Bed Bug Resurgence – Causes, Impact and Control

Bed Bug Resurgence – Causes, Impact and Control

In recent years we’ve seen a dramatic resurgence of bed bugs throughout North America and around the world. These blood-sucking insects have plagued humans for centuries, but the last few decades have seen a marked increase in bed bug populations. The return of the lowly bed bug has prompted widespread concern among homeowners, business owners, […]

Bed Bugs and Storage Units – The Silent Intruder

Bed Bugs and Storage Units – The Silent Intruder

Few household pests evoke the same levels of frustration and discomfort as the bed bug. They infest our homes, our businesses, and even our public spaces. But there is an often overlooked breeding ground for these blood-sucking parasites. The humble storage unit. Let’s look at the relationship between bed bugs and storage units including the […]

Bed Bugs and Pets – Risks, Treatment and Prevention

Bed Bugs and Pets – Risks, Treatment and Prevention

Pets are a vital part of the American household. They provide companionship, love and joy to families throughout the country. However, lurking beneath the cat blankets and nestled within the doggy beds an insidious threat often hides – bed bugs. These tiny blood-sucking parasites not only infest our homes, they can also pose a significant […]

Unwanted Passengers – Bed Bugs and Used Cars

Unwanted Passengers – Bed Bugs and Used Cars

There’s a lot to consider when buying a used car. You have to look at the mileage. You want to know about the automobile’s maintenance history and whether or not it’s been involved in any accidents. And of course you have to think about the price. Does the cost of the vehicle match up with […]

Spring Cleaning – Battling Bed Bugs While Brightening Up Your Home

Spring Cleaning – Battling Bed Bugs While Brightening Up Your Home

It’s that time of year again. Regular as clockwork. Winter is beginning to fade and spring is on its way. Before too long we’ll be abandoning the heavy coats and stepping out into some welcome sunshine. But the change of seasons means more than just warmer weather. It also means spring cleaning. The annual ritual […]