With the exception of Charlie Sheen’s latest rants the biggest headline today seems to be bed bugs! They’re everywhere and escaping them is priority #1. With that said, we wanted to continue our bed bug series of posts following up on Dr. Ballards presentation at Bug Off Pest Control Center’s 2010 New York Pest Expo.


  • Be careful when travelling abroad and when staying in hotels. Keep luggage elevated off the floor and outside the bedroom. Consider a travel-size spray for use in your travels.
  • Inspect your belongings carefully to prevent hitchhiking bed bugs.
  • Do not introduce second-hand beds or furniture into your residence.
  • Avoid clutter.
  • Seal cracks and crevices.
  • Vacuum (AtrixIPM VacBug Sucker Vac) regularly and quickly discard the bag.  Besides the floors, also vacuum mattresses, box springs, couches, arm-chairs, closets, shelving, the inside of furniture, baseboards and window and door frames.
  • Encase mattresses and boxsprings in air-tight, hypo-allergenic covers or wrap them in active liners.
  • Install ClimbUp and  Bed Moat interceptors under furniture legs.
  • Report suspected activity to property management personnel quickly.

Thank you!

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