Busting 6 Common Bed Bug Myths

Bed bugs are a pest that has plagued humanity since the first cave dwellers conquered fire. They have, quite literally, been with us since our very beginnings. They have evolved alongside of us, going where we go and settling where we settle. At times we have been able to win minor skirmishes in the battle … Read more

Can You Get Bed Bugs from Thrift Stores and Charity Shops?

Bed bugs remain a significant problem for second hand shops. Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul, and other charity shops operate by collecting pre-owned clothing and furniture from the public and passing the savings on to their customers. The sales often support charities and provide much-needed funding for charitable causes. Unfortunately thrift stores don’t always do … Read more

Do-It-Yourself Essential Oil Bed Bug Repellents

If you’re trapped in the middle of a full-scale bed bug infestation your first impulse is to protect yourself from these blood-sucking parasites. The bites, and subsequent itchy rashes, are the most immediate problems facing you and your family. We’ve talked tips and treatments for bed bug bites before. But are there any tried and … Read more

How Long Can Bed Bugs Survive Outside?

With the growing number of bed bug infestations across the country people are becoming much more interested in the behavior of these blood-sucking little parasites. How do they reproduce? What are their feeding habits? Where in the world are they coming from? One question we hear a lot is “Can bed bugs live outside and … Read more