Archive for January, 2011

If you’ve been following this series of posts about bed bugs you now know a little bit about their history and description. Following up on  Dr. Ballard’s presentation at the NY Pest Expo 2010Advances In Bed Bug Control Protocols we will now help you understand how an infestation can happen.

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We hope you enjoy Bug Off Pest Control Center’s latest post. This is the second part of a series of posts to follow up Dr. Ballard’s presentation at the NY Pest Expo 2010Advances In Bed Bug Control Protocols. Please feel free to leave your comments.

A Description

Adult bed bugs are about 1/8-inch long and reddish-brown with oval, flattened bodies.  Four-segmented antennae are attached to the head between the prominent compound eyes. The proboscis is located beneath the head and passes back between the front legs.

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Our article Invasion of the Body Snackers – Bed bugs are Back was written long before bed bugs were making the daily news. We wanted to bring it back to your attention because it is a great follow up to the post covering Dr. Ballard’s presentation at the New York Pest Expo 2010, Advances In Bed Bug Control Protocols.

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We’ve all heard tons of news about bed bugs this past year. So, of course, they made it in our industry for the most talked about insect of 2010. But did you know each year 2 new bugs invade the US? According to the Manilla Bulletin Publishing Corporation each year, about two exotic, forest-dwelling insect species take hold in the United States.

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