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February 3, 2021

Washington, DC Ranks 3rd in 2021 National Bed Bug Survey

Some good news this week for Washingtonians: for the first time since we can remember, Washington, DC is not found to be the city with the greatest number of bed bug infestations,
October 10, 2020

Need to Get Rid of Bed Bugs? Heat Treatment versus Pesticide Treatment

When you find out you have bed bugs in your home you want them out…immediately! In hopes of helping you make an informed decision quickly about the best treatment method to pursue, I’ve put together a comparison of conventional chemical treatment and heat treatment for bed bugs.
October 4, 2020

4 Tips to Rodent-Proof Your Home

Use these tips to prevent rodents from moving in with you this Autumn 
September 18, 2020

5 Indicators that You Might Have Bed Bugs

“Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Remember that old saying? Bed bugs have been bothering people for millennia, but for much of the 20th century they seemed to be a thing of the past.
February 15, 2012

Bed Bugs 101 – Biology & Behavior

KEY POINTS: Bed bugs are primarily nocturnal insects that feed exclusively on blood Adult females can lay 1-5 eggs per day Eggs hatch approximately 7-10 days […]
February 15, 2012

Bed Bugs 101 – Canine Scent Detection

KEY POINTS: Canine scent detection can be an effective inspection method Dogs, just like humans, are not perfect and thus are not 100% reliable Many factors […]
February 15, 2012

Bed bug sniffing dogs: what you need to know

I exchanged some emails with Penelope Green when she was writing the story, and I think she did a good job overall.  I figured this was […]
February 15, 2012


Bed bugs are very sensitive to heat in all stages of their development. The thermal death point for the common bedbug is 115°F. There are two […]
February 15, 2012

Using Heat to Kill Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are an incredibly difficult pest to control because they are so good at hiding in tiny cracks and crevices. Also, modern bed bug populations […]