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Here’s what you need to know about Bedbugs for Christmas 2015.

The holiday season is distracting. We are all focused on family friends, “the kids”, presents and the traveling, [plus the StarWars movie?]. It’s easy to forget some basic travel rules and safety items. I’m here to remind you to watch for Bedbugs.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com

The BedBug infestation of America is in full swing, and the holiday travels increase your chance of being effected by BedBugs in TWO ways. BedBugs are hitch-hikers. They cling to any fabric that smells like a tasty-human buffet opportunity. As YOU travel, it’s likely you could be in proximity to Bedbugs in airplane seats, taxis and bus/train seats, plus theaters seats [for StarWars or the church holiday performance] and of course the hotel room. The flip side is: family members who travel to visit you have all the same touch-points, they then bring BedBugs into your home. Bedbugs love suitcases, heavy winter coats, pant leg cuffs, ladies purses and fluffy hats. While it’s true that BedBugs are world-travelers, you might want to know about the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities in America too.

Before you get scared and decide to “stay home”, remember that BedBugs in the workplace is a growing problem too, so GO – Visit- have fun, just be aware of your exposure to BedBugs in every environment.

Here are some quick pointers, but first , Lets start with “What do BedBugs look like?”. You can read more in-depth elsewhere on BedBugNewsReports.com

HOTEL ROOMS- Hotels […]

Bedbugs in Sandusky Ohio pre-K school offers lesson for everyone.

Did you hear about the pre-K school that closed, because of a BedBug infestation? Probably not. Since Ohio has more cities on the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities list, than any other State it’s become common place. What isn’t common is: reporting that helps others learn what you need to know about Bedbugs in YOUR kids, school, church, day-care, dance class or other activities.

Hello, my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com

The reporters at BedBugNewsReports.com were NOT flooded with reports about BedBugs in a Sandusky Ohio pre-K, because it’s not “news” any more. OHIO is the USA leader in BedBug infestations and that won’t EVER change until communities start to work together.

I [the famous MrBedBug] post this all the time, but the basics are: BedBugs are hitch-hikers and cling to any fabric that smells like a tasty-human buffet opportunity. That means YOU [and your children] can come into contact with them, almost anywhere. We report on BedBugs found in businesses, churches, offices, buses, trains, rental cars and DMV offices too. There was a recent flurry of reports all around the USA, about Bedbugs in the Library that we dealt with for a while too. [it was a “me too” media storm, more than any real new info.]
I’m not going to name the pre-K school in this post. It is pointless and bad PR, since they did all the right things. What were the “right […]

BedBugs like to shop at the flea market too.

We all like a bargain… or to think we got a great deal on the things we purchase. Flea markets, estate sales, garage-sales, used furniture stores and other “trash-to-treasure” opportunities CAN be a great way to find something you need [or always wanted, like the MONKEES lunchbox I always wanted as a kid].

The problem is: Unless you are careful, you could get “more for your money” than you expected.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com

Every time I post, I get some comments along the line of [“you are trying to create a panic”] It’s just not true. Have you seen the list of America’s Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities? Read the list HERE. I’m not the only one to warn of this. The article we see at the Bedbug NewsReports.com are usually “scandalous”, trying to grag a headline, instead of really reporting “news”. “awareness” articles do pop-up from time to time, about Bedbugs in flea markets.

BedBugs are hitch-hikers. They cling to anything [mostly fabric or dark places] that smells like a tasty-human. [that’s why I always start these post, with the phrase I use]. BedBugs get into your life because you’ve bumped into them at the movie theater, the DR office, on a bus, in the workplace, or had other contact. If you believe that BedBugs only live in low-rent motels, on the wrong side of town, you are sadly […]

BedBugs aren’t the ONLY worry in your hotel room

It is SO easy for the press to write scandalous articles about BedBugs in a hotel room [or a AirBnB], but every once in a while a reporter goes the extra mile. There is always ONE reporter who will go above and beyond expectation to give travelers the “willies” or the “HeBee-JeBees”. LOL

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com

Today’s nominee for the “Above/Beyond” award is Becky Pemberton of the UK Daily Mail. [these are same people who bring you the up-skirt pics of Princess Kate and reports of alien’s among us] Becky has discovered [and felt compelled to share with us] the SHOCKING NEWS, that hotel rooms might not be perfect. I don’t know about you, but I’m really surprised by the lack of “pride in their work”, from $8/hour labor staff. Here is a link to the full story about dirty rooms and Bedbugs in hotels by the UK Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3234179/Why-open-luggage-bathroom-floor-paper-peephole-door-hotel-secrets-guest-know.html

Lets review the “sins”, as reported……..

1) Your hotel room might have Bedbugs. It is so bad, there is a well-known list of the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities. I must admit, the advice about opening your suitcase on the tile floor, not in the closet or bag-stand IS good advice. [You’ve read that advice here, since the 3rd post ever, @ BedBugNewsReports.com !!! ]

2) Pervs might look IN your door-peephole. ESPN Reporter Erin Andrews is the “poster-girl [no pun intended] for this situation, but again, […]

It’s back-to-school time, so BedBugs are NOT in the news

I often editorialize about “local” press and how they are predictable in their news coverage of BedBugs. The same is true of Lice, but maybe this time there really is news.

Hello, my tasty-human friends. I’m Mr BedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com

There is new research showing that lice [ the other un-popular blood-sucker] are beginning to mutate and become immune to the common “pest-control” treatments. This is the troubling results from the work of Dr Kyong Yoon of Southern Illinois University. Yoon [and his colleagues] have been studing multiple populations of lice collected from professional “nit-pickers” across 30 states.

As a side note: WHO KNEW those careers existed !! “What do you want to be when you grow-up, Johnny?” Ooh,oOhh… I wanna be a NIT-PICKER !! Don’t we already have enough of those in Washington DC? LOL

Any-way. Dr Yoon’s work shows a population evolution that in-breeds resistance to the most commonly used pyrethroid treatments. [That’s the active ingredient in those hair-shampoos your kid’s schools and Dr’s offices suggest you buy/use.

SO… Why am I [the famous Mr BedBug ] blogging about Lice, instead of the latest BedBug Treatments? It’s because this is further evidence that the “same old” toxic pest control treatments are become limited in their effectiveness. I have posted over and over that BedBugs have long been generationally-evolving, becoming more and more immune to the ever-more toxic “sprays” that the traditional franchise pest control companies want to use. You’ve read many other […]

BedBugs invade the UN Building in NYC…..again.

Bedbugs are BACK, for revenge at the UN building in NYC. They are hard to kill, like the Afgan rebels of the Russian invasion or the current ISIL terrorist in the middle east. I often say: ”BedBugs are the world’s greatest -hide&seek- game players” , but there is something for all humans to learn here.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com

Bedbugs are hitch-hikers. They cling to any fabric that smells like a tasty-human buffet-opportunity, so NO human is immune or un-available as a target. Rich or poor, the homeless or mansions-matrons, BedBugs are a possibility, because you have contact with public places.

BedBugs are creatures of habit, and they are happy to wait for the next passing buffet-opportunity. [That’s what we BedBugs call humans.] Bedbugs can be found in the movie theatre or the playhouse. We like Dr offices and DMV waiting rooms. The busses and trains are an opportunity to brush-up against someone else with BedBugs in the jacket-pocket or on a shirt-collar. We like riding the streets on NYC in the seat of a cab…..and UBER /Lyft are just a “cheaper” way to be exposed. [If you think driving yourself everywhere solves this problem, what about the valet, who hops in and out of your car?] We also like high-ticket charity events in swankie-homes, especially when coat-check is an option.

To rip-off a TV commercial: Bedbugs… there not just for cheap motels anymore.

Here’s the latest […]

Retail BedBug products…. and consumer advice sites that support them

Hello My Tasty-Human Friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com

I was recently sent a link to a major manufacturer’s web site, where a writer ask a question [below], since the BedBugs didn’t DIE and the 1-800-talk-in-circles customer service rep offered no real help, [except to buy more product], They contacted me, seeking real help.

Here’s the original web posting on [famous brand name you know] web site.

Hello,
I bought the [brand-name] bed bug and flea spray and completely sprayed my couches with this stuff. After a few hours they seem to be coming out in full force, are moving very fast and don’t seem to be dying. I managed to drown 3 of them in a container with this spray, but the ones on my couch just seem very hyped up like it just made them mad.

Did I do something wrong or does it take longer than 5 hours for them to die?

ArizonaAge: 25 to 34 Gender: Female Level of expertise: Beginner Town:Phoenix,

The written response [before the call to 1-800-talk-in-circles was:

We do recommend waiting a day or so to evaluate the final results of a treatment. Please call us at 1-800-talk-in-circles, if you’re not seeing fewer Bed Bugs at that point and we’ll be happy to help you troubleshoot. Good Bye.

When I got this email, I had to call “Phoenix” because she included more info in the e-mail to me than appears of the web site, but info she shared with the [major-name-brand] company rep.

Here’s why I [*the Famous Mr BedBug] […]

Real advice: How to get rid of Bedbugs [Part 32]

We get a LOT of e-mail questions about BedBugs at BedBug News Reports.com. They usually start with: “What the hell can I do to get rid of these #%* BedBugs?”

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com

Our goal around here is to educate, so lets take today’s letter and see what we can learn. Like Kasey Kasem used to say, “This long-distance dedication comes to us from Connie in Columbus, Ohio”.

She writes:
Dear Mr BedBug,
“What can I do to get rid of these #%* BedBugs?”
I’ve paid pest control companies to come out (twice) and a heat treatment guy made big promises too. They all had me sign paperwork that I understand there are “no guarantees”, but the only thing guaranteed is that the BedBugs are back in my house.
My kid has BedBug bites down his leg, so he looks like he has the measles. I’m pregnant and worried about being around the toxic chemicals I just read about on your blog-thing.
What do I do?
Signed, Concerned in Columbus, Ohio.

Dear Concerned (Connie)
I’m [the famous] Mr BedBug, and I’m here to help. I’ve selected your letter to post as a teaching-example [ FYI- I’ve also sent Teresa a personal e-mail, to discuss her specifics further].

You are not alone. Every major city in OHIO is on the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities list, and OHIO is the #1 State. Congratulations?

Lets take your letter apart, one item at a time.

First, Pest control […]

BedBugs are everywhere, including Rental Cars, but THIS is not the solution.

Remember the promise we make at Bedbug News Reports.com [that we will not make fun of anyone who does silly things to exterminate Bedbugs]. Well, sometimes it is REALLY hard to follow that editorial policy.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com

Todays episode of “Did he really do THAT” comes to us from Long Island NewYork. It seems that Scott Kemery, of Bridgehampton, NY was really upset to discover BedBugs in his rental car. If you’ve spent any time at all reading these Bedbug News Reports.com pages, you know that BedBugs are common in all public transit modes. Bedbugs are hitch-hikers. We cling to any fabric that smells like you tasty-human buffet opportunities. BedBugs want a free ride back to your home, and a rental car is just as handy an option as any other.

As today’s story goes, our “hero”, Scott discovered Bedbugs and decided to solve the problem himself. Instead to complaining directly to the hire-car/ rental agency, [because the car was from Florida], he decided to “do something”. This man-of-action remembered that folklore he had heard. It sounded like a “plan”, so, believing that rubbing alcohol will kill Bedbugs [it won’t as I’ll explain below] He purchased a bottle and proceeded to “git those suckers”. Here’s the news report…. The police commentary is below.

I am the famous MrBedBug. You can trust me when I say that our pal, Scott doesn’t need […]

Family / Holiday visits bring BedBugs into your home

BedBugs are hitch-hikers… I say this all the time. Would you let family members visit YOUR home this holiday weekend, if you knew they had BedBugs in THEIR home?

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com

I get lots of e-mail questions [to MrBedBug@FLfresh.com ] The one I see most often around every holiday is:

“Dear MrBedBug, The entire family is visiting for the [insert holiday here] weekend. I have just been to by [insert gossip’s name here] that [another relative] has BedBugs in their [apartment/home/condo/ homeless shelter or college dorm].
Can I ask them not to come into my home?”
signed, BedBug-Phobic

My response is always: HELL, YES. It’s YOUR home, “exclude” away, but do it in a polite way.

The reality is: BedBugs can be anywhere and are non-descrimanitory. “We” will feed on any human, rich/poor, city slickers or county-bumpkins, white/black/hispanic/asian/ ancient Greek and Cave-men too. We think you are all SO tasty.

BedBugs spread infestations by following one tasty-human to places where more all-you-can-eat-buffet opportunities hang around. [That’s how BedBugs think of you tasty-humans… a buffet opportunity]. Bedbugs are found in any public place, where people gather. Movie theaters, DR offices, in the common areas in condo complexes, sports gyms, the kids school and taxi/bus/ airplane and train seats too.

I am sure it won’t matter to your family that you got advice from me [the famous MrBedBug]. Other family […]