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Are Bed Bugs Becoming Resistant to More Insecticides?

Jim Ballard, PhD, discusses how the development of resistance is the ability to tolerate larger and larger doses of an insecticide within a strain of insects.  A good summary of this concept and how it works may be found in Pest Control Technology magazine published in Oct of 2013. Earlier this year, a scientific report…

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Bed Bug Myths – Series 1

Bed bugs are one of those elusive, mysterious pests that people don’t quite understand. This commonly encountered pest can easily be brought into a hotel regardless of the business’ best efforts. And, while the Internet is full of advice on how to avoid them, some of this advice is simply incorrect while other theories are really half-truths,…

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Separating Fact from Fiction When It Comes to Bed Bugs

Bed bugs topped the list of the most searched for pests in 2015 according to PestWorld, the website that represents the National Pest Management Association. Web users will find there is no shortage of information or news available on the subject matter of bed bugs on the Internet. So, how does a layperson weed through…

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Extending the Residual of Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs

One of the many options that Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) have in their treatment of bed bug infestations is to use a heat program (either electric or propane based). While heat is a great option to treat for bed bugs and effectively eliminate the bed bug infestation, one of the drawbacks is that the method…

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Bed bugs were reportedly found at numerous Philadelphia area hotels

Bed bugs were reportedly found at numerous Philadelphia area hotels. In order to kill bed bugs before an infestation can establish, Allergy Technologies LLC recommends the use of an active mattress liner. Recently, Philadelphia has been named the 11th best city on the planet by the IESE Business School in Spain. This is an amazing…

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Ten Tips for Creating a Hotel’s Bed Bug Complaint Action Plan

A negative experience by a guest, like uncovering bed bugs, can quickly go one of two ways: it can be a non-event if handled correctly or it can turn into a public relations nightmare resulting in your appearance on the local news, bedbugregistry.com and tripadvisor.com. Bed bugs are unquestionably one of the worst complaints any…

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