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Was Salvador Dalí Plagued By Phantom Bed Bugs?

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In 1926, a young Salvador Dalí was lying in a Paris hotel room staring at an insect crawling on the ceiling. This bothered him. Before he had fallen asleep, he had counted two, or maybe three, insects above him. If only one was left, where had the others gone? Convinced that the crawling specks were bed bugs (or roaches or lice or ticks), Dalí frantically checked his sheets and his body to see if he’d been attacked during his nap. He found a small bump attached to his back and ran to a mirror to see if he could get a...

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Standard Pesticides Failing Against Bed Bugs, Say Industry Scientists -- Related Study Finds Eco-Friendly, All Natural Spray Provides Solution

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Published: October 30, 2013 4:32 AM The plague of bed bug infestation across the nation was a topic of major discussion throughout the whole pest management industry during Pestworld, the global pest control conference, especially the problem of bed bugs’ resistance to common synthetic pesticides. Related study finds EcoRaider, a natural product by Reneotech provides the answer.   Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Pestworld, the world’s largest pest control convention, closed on Oct 25th in Phoenix. During the week, the plague of bed bug infestation across the nation was a topic of major discussion throughout the industry. Presentations and...

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Landlords have a job to do if there are bed bugs present

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Bed bugs in rental units require cooperation between landlords and tenants. Posted on October 28, 2013 by Cathy Newkirk, Michigan State University Extension Michigan law requires that landlords make a good-faith effort to provide housing that is free from bed bugs.  Michigan State University Extension suggests that once the property manager has been made aware of a bed bug infestation, he or she should immediately arrange an inspection of the unit and if necessary, schedule treatment with a pest management professional (PMP). Property managers or their staff may be able to make a preliminary identification of bed bugs, but generally should seek confirmation from a...

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It's Not Your Imagination, The Bed Bug Crisis Is Exploding

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This really is New York City's worst bed bug plague in recent history. What's worse, the epidemic is growing. The chart below, from Housing Preservation and Development, shows confirmed residential bedbug infestations. It doesn't show commercial infestations, but you can extrapolate. http://www.businessinsider.com/historical-bed-bug-statistics-2010-8

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Here's Why Bed Bugs Are So Hard To Get Rid Of

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Just three years ago, New York City residents suffered through a major bed bug crisis. Bed bugs, also known as Cimex lectularius, are small parasitic insects that feed on human blood while you sleep. "Bed bugs don't carry diseases, but that doesn't mean they're not a public health pest," Dr. Jim Fredericks of the National Pest Management Association tells us. Bed bugs leave red, itchy welts on its victims, and they're also really good at hiding — making them extremely difficult to get rid of. Oh, and they also have a genetic resistance to pesticides. While the bed bug crisis of New York City seems to...

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