Posts Tagged ‘Jim Ballard’

The warmer weather is finally on its way. With that experts are forecasting bed bug infestations to be on the rise. As we 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 we want to provide some useful information to prepare for a bed bug treatment.

Bed Bug Checklist

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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.

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Bed bugs are making the headlines everyday. That’s why we had Dr. Ballard discussing them at the 2010 New York Pest Expo. That is also why the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the University of Kentucky’s Dr. Michael Potter conducted a survey to better understand the resurgence of these pests and their impact. Following is a report on that study.

Highlights Of The Global Bed Bug Study (2010)

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So, now you know what bed bugs look like, how you may have gotten them, and how to control them. Next we want to share with you how to treat an infestation and avoid any future ones. Please enjoy this next post in our series Invasion of the Body Snackers – Bed bugs are back supporting Dr. Ballards presentation at Bug Off Pest Control Center’s 2010 New York Pest Expo

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At Bug Off Pest Control Center’s 2010 New York Pest Expo Dr. Ballard reviewed the advances in bed bug controls from thermal techniques to insecticides, to detection tools. In part 4 of our series we will provide a detailed approach to controlling bed bugs.

Control

The control of bed bugs is a challenge even for the most experienced and talented pest control professional.  It requires thorough inspections and meticulous applications and even so, retreats are common.  Treatment options are not as wide as those for roaches or ants and the need for customer cooperation is greater.  The major reason for bed bug retreats is poor customer preparation.  The client must assist in allowing access to all areas, removing clutter, laundering bedding and clothing and in some cases, disposing of contaminated items.


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