BedBugs in Houston – but NOT the largest infestations we’ve seen.

The pages are full of stories like this one…about Bedbugs in Houston group home. The question that comes to mind: Are the landlords SO stupid [and un-caring] that they don’t know that sooner or later they will end up on the local news.

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

Houston has BedBugs. It’s on the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities list, but THIS is just un-called for. There is NO excuse for this. Landlords need to know:
A > a Bedbug infestation never “gets better” by ignoring it.
B > solving the problem “early” is better, easier, cheaper, faster than dealing with it “later”.
C > You don’t want to make family members mad enough to get your assisted Living facility or group-home on the local news.

Here is the news report by Keith Garvin of KPRC /TV2 News- Houston. There are several things we can learn about Bedbugs, but first, watch Kieth’s report.

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As the Chief Editor of the, I [the famous MrBedBug ] see lots of local TV news guys / gals standing outside a home, apartment complex or public housing facilities. They always arrive because someone “rat-finked” or snitched to the reporter about a juicy story. [A side issue is, as I have often stated, the “news consultants” these Network TV affiliates around the country hire to juice-up the ratings, always go for the shocking and disgusting. Top of that list is BedBugs. […]

BedBugs in the Miami Library, close the doors for 4 days.

We see lots of stories about Bedbugs in the Library… it is BedBugs in the Miami Library this time. It shouldn’t be a surprise though. Bedbugs LOVE to snuggle up to smart tasty-humans.

I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and Editor of the BedBug News

There is a lesson to be learned from this WFOR-TV/WBFS-TV CBS-Miami TV news report, and the lesson is NOT that Bedbugs are found in the Ethel Gordon library in Oakland Park / Miami. Nope, the real lesson here is that BedBugs can be found ANYWHERE that you tasty-humans gather. When you leave any public area, there is a [admittedly small] chance that you could have picked up a hitch-hiker.

That’s how BedBugs move and grow their communities. They will cling to any fabric that smells like a human, then hide and wait for a ride to a spot where they can get an all-you-can-eat-buffet of YOU !!

What do you do to solve this problem?
[because remember someone was in the Library the day BEFORE it was closed too]

Awareness is key. BedBugs are creatures of habit. Once you know how BedBugs move and travel you can gauge your risk in each situation. BedBugs are unlike ants, roaches and other insects. They are not interested in filth or grime, so a “dirty” business is NOT an indicator. Bedbugs only feed on tasty-humans. The cleanest restaurants, the newest movie theater, [and sadly] any business that was cleaned of a Bedbug infestation YESTERDAY, [including the Ethel Gordon library in Oakland […]

Another “ActionNews” TV report about BedBugs attacking little ol’ ladies [in Kansas City this time]

If you have read the BedBug News Reports for any length of time, You will appreciate the comment, “here we go again”. Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) seem to be the one place that “management” or ownership hasn’t learned the basics of BedBug prevention and treatment.

Hello, My tasty-Human friends…. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and here to help with the REAL story about how you can avoid Bedbugs and information about cleaning an infestation, if you get one.

BTW, if you are new to the BedBug News web site, we hope you’ll stay and read more about how YOU can learn from the mistakes of others. BedBugs are creatures of habit. The more you know, the better decisions you can make, when [NOT if] you are confronted with a potential Bedbug infestation. We NEVER post information in an attempt to embarrass any person or business. BedBugs are a “new” problem for many facility managers, businesses, landlords of all types and home owners.

The latest ALF to make the pages of the BedBug News Reports is the Delaware Highlands Assisted Living facility in Kansas City, Kansas. Appearently they weren’t responsive enough to the early signs of a Bedbug infestation to prevent Betsy Webster of KCTV-5 News from showing up on their front door. See Betsy’s news report in the link— or in the player below

Here’s what went wrong. [Remember, I only know what is included in this news report.]

#1- “Keep it quiet” or “Don’t tell anyone, because they will panic” […]

BedBugs are “GUILTY” of infesting the Tulsa [Oklahoma] County Courthouse.

Here’s another example of my BedBug family following tasty-humans everywhere you go… even to the courthouse. I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and here to help you learn how to avoid a BedBug infestation.

BedBug News is here to help you learn from the mistakes of others, but it looks like the Tulsa County [Oklahoma] Courthouse staff has a plan in place. We like to report on the SUCCESS stories too, because we rarely see them in the news. You see, most people watching this news report by Morgan Downing of Fox23 KOKI TV in Tulsa Oklahoma would think “Oh NO, BedBugs.” But I think… “Congratulations Tulsa County Courthouse Staff, Good Job.” See the original TV News report here.

I only know what was included in the news report, but appearantly this wasn’t the first incidence of BedBugs in the Tulsa County Courthouse. The staff was trained to notice BedBugs, areas were “quarantined” and cleaning was immediately scheduled. That’s about as good as it gets in a public municipal building.

I’m MrBedBug and here’s what you should know. BedBugs are hitch-hikers. As in this story, a person walked into the Tulsa Couty Courthouse with a Bedbug “hitch-hiking” along for the ride. Most people falsely assume that BedBugs live near BEDS, but that’s not true at all. We think you humans are SO tasty. BedBugs are a growing problem in movie theaters, in airplanes and on taxi and bus seats, plus Dr Offices, hospitals, ALFs and, yes, even Courthouses. […]

Survey SAYS: What is an apartment renters worst fear? [it is the same as the landlords] FYI

There’s a new survey of apartment renters, and it’s no surprise to anyone here at Bedbug News that the results show: BedBugs are #1 on the list of “the most feared insects”. What we found interesting is: People fear what they know, not what is a real danger.

I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and Editor of the BedBug News I’m also a HUGE fan of Richard Dawson, host of Family Feud, after he spent years in Col. Klink’s “Stalag 13”.

Because we see all the press coverage about Bedbugs, here at the BedBug News, we know “my” family gets a lot of bad press, but what is interesting is what you discover deeper in the results of these popular media surveys. [Just like on Family Feud, the #1 answer may not be the logical one] While it is true that Bedbugs pop-up as the No#1 fear of apartment renters, the most common complaint is roaches and ants. In an odd way that’s good. Roaches and ants are relatively easy to deal with. They die from common low-grade insecticides and a strong “barrier” spray will keep them out of view. What I [the famous Mr BedBug] find interesting is that house flies are way down the list of worries.

What most homeowners and apartment renters don’t know is: Houseflies are seriously NASTY. They are dirty, carry serious disease and transmit germs to every surface they touch. Ants are [relatively] clean, and while roaches are dirty too, they don’t deposit grim onto every […]

BedBugs use the NYC MTA trains to commute to “work” just like everyone else.

One of these days, when I get up the nerve to really do it, I’m going to start taking pictures of myself, out in public, wearing the MrBedBug mask and costume. Maybe that’s the only way train, bus and transit shuttle riders will remember, BedBugs are hitch-hikers. They will go anywhere you do, looking for a meal of “tasty-human” blood.

I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and Editor of the BedBug News

Today’s BedBug News Report is from NYC [pronounced the way they do in the TV commercial for the authentic Mexican food… “Neew Yerk Sittie”] LOL The New York MTA trains probably had BedBugs, the day it was built in 1828, and used horse-drawn cars rolling down train-tracks on 3rd, 4th, 6th and 8th ave in Manhattan.

Today’s “amazing, but True” news report is that Bedbugs have been found on the –N- line. [that’s sarcasm, boys and girls] The NY Daily News reports the cars were dutifully shipped off to the Coney Island rail yard for fumigation. [Read why fumigation may be the least effective treatment for Bedbugs on, but, ] We’ll need to assume the New York MTA has some experience with BedBug treatments and the press reporter mis-used his words.]

We post to the BedBug News most every day, because it reminds readers that the BedBug epidemic is on-going. This report is about the –N-line, last week it as the –Q-. None of this means anything to you, if you don’t live […]

BedBugs in the Library? [I thought termites eat old books] Here’s a list of the dumbest, most scandalish and just plain stupidest news stories we’ve seen.

BedBugs in the Library became a popular local TV news story all across the USA and Canada starting in 2014. Since I see all the BedBug “news” here on my desk, I took note of the trend.

I’m MrBedBug, Chief SpokesBug for and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and Editor of the BedBug News

I see stacks and stacks of news reports about Bedbugs every day, but I noticed a trend. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why [all of a sudden] every library in every town and city across North America was finding Bedbugs in the libraries books. After a little research I discovered the REAL news. It wasn’t that Bedbugs were taking over America’s libraries, the stories were coming from “ideas” created by story consultants to local TV station news departments. Bedbugs are ratings GOLD!! …and that’s all that really matters. It’s all about RATINGS !!! When a consultant sees an innocent story about Bedbugs in a library creates lots of interest [and ratings] they spread the word to all the other TV station news directors too. [we think the 1st story was from Lawrence Kansas] Pretty soon, every “action news”/we are on your side/ consumer reporter/ “here’s a scandal you need to know tonight” reporter was standing outside the local library at 11pm on a Tuesday night. [There is a reason it’s Tuesday night too, but we’ll skip forward]

Since I noticed a trend, [that we laughed about in the offices of FLfresh] We reported this phenomenon, but as the stories increased, […]

Mr BedBug Predictions for 2013 with Sidney Friedman

I’m Mr BedBug, [Chief SpokesBug for] and as I sit here reviewing the top BedBug News Reports of 2013, I came across a career-changing opportunity.

I discovered a “tasty-human” by the name of Sidney Friedman. He has a barrage of press releases claiming that he is a psychic – futurist. I’m not real sure what that means in the way of work-hours, office schedule or benefits package, but I think I can pass the “experience” requirement.

I reviewed the work-load from 2013, and as the “tasty-human” kids say: “I got this”. You see he is predicting the future, but I can do it too. Now you might think: “WoW, that would be tough”, but appearently it’s not.

He is predicting ….[hold your breath and prepare to be amazed]

>> The new Pope will visit North America. The fact that EVERY “new” Pope visits the USA, make this a real risky prediction.

Here’s an amazing prediction that NO ONE but a trained psychic would guess… Umm, I mean predict…
>> Kanye and KimK’s wedding will be televised live, and they will donate some $$ to charity.
I am a BedBug, not a celebrity-crazed 13 year old teenage human girl, but I’m thinking this is a low-risk prediction too. Didn’t the LAST wedding that this sex-tape Princess have end up on TV too?

Up next….
>> Snow will fall in Florida. OK, this one is a challenge, but has enough loop-holes to drive a truck thru. One little crystal could qualify as “snow”. Come to think of it, as a back-up, Remember that the special effects people […]

BedBugs on TV – The Michael J Fox show

Are #Bedbugs funny enough for TV sit-com “gold”? The new Micheal J. Fox show [on NBC] thinks so…. I am @MrBedBug [follow me on Twitter] I was the STAR, hiding in the re-cycled couch that Michael J Fox’s “sister” brought home from the curb…. NOT the other guest, NJ Gov Chris Christie, who popped up unexpectedly too.
Is there an extermination spray for politicians?


I want a TV show of my own. There are lots of adventures I could tell script writers about. Would YOU watch a show about the adventures of MrBedBug? I do have my own YouTube Channel, just search for MrBedBugTV.


Read more, learn how #BedBugs live, travel, spread and make “baby” BedBugs. Read

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What does it look like, when BedBugs bite?

I am Mr BedBug, [Chief SpokesBug for] and Editor of the Bedbug News I am constantly asked questions about Bedbugs, for the obvious reason… I am one! My team of “tasty-humans” helped me build this website, so I could better spread the message about BedBug treatments and “knock-down” some of the myths, half-truths and folklore that has popped up on the internet. I am amazed at the absolute stupidity that passes for “BedBug information” online, but more commonly the real problem is the incompleteness of info that is “reported”. That’s usually the real problem.

We often take reporters to task on these pages, not for “wrong” information, but missing details that allow assumption to be made. One of the best TV pieces done on BedBugs is by Liz Bonnin of a BBC TV programme called “Bang Goes the Theory”. In the clip above she visits Dr James Logan / London School of Tropical Medicine and watches a BedBug take a blood-meal.

The “take-away info here is:
1)BedBugs have a pain-deadener in their saliva, so you won’t notice the “bite”, unlike a mosquito.

2) If uninterrupted, BedBugs will feed for several minutes until full. The BedBug in the TV episode was very hungry, she bit/attached and finished a meal without a break. Most BedBugs will bite, feed, release, excrete-while moving forward slightly and repeat the process. Entomologist call it “breakfast, lunch and dinner” feeding-cycle. Bite marks in this pattern are tell-tale signs of BedBugs, but this mature female did NOT do that. When determining whether you have Bed Bugs, remember the […]