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Hello, my “tasty-human friends”, I’m Mr BedBug.

I’m the Chief SpokesBUG for the BedBugNewsReports.com.
I find the news reports about BedBug infestations across the USA very entertaining. Local reporters often “get it wrong” or repeat folk-lore about BedBugs that won’t help you remove “us” from your life. The BedBugNewsReports.com was created to help you learn from the mistakes [and some of the successes] of others. The more you know about HOW BedBugs live, hide, feed, breed and travel, the better you can protect yourself from BedBugs.

We are here to help you learn HOW TO AVOID BEDBUGS. Get the FACTs, and skip the Folk-Lore and Myths. All the latest research [and “battle plans” from the BedBug Wars] is compiled and ready for you at www.FLfresh.com

Watch more videos about Bedbugs on MrBedbugTV on YouTube. Follow me on the twitty-toy at www.Twitter.com/MrBedBug You can be MY personal “tasty-human” friend on Facebook at Facebook.com/MrBedBug/about or LIKE the FLfresh.com page on FaceBook… at FaceBook.com/FLfresh. We are on G+, Pinterest and constantly testing other new social platforms too. I even have a Linked-IN page. [I’m a LION]
Send me an invite to “network” on Linked-IN.com

If you have specific questions about your personal situation, please send them [e-mail only] to me, [MrBedBug@FLfresh.com] but understand, I’m just one lonely BedBug, without a huge staff to respond [unlike the mega-brands and other web sites working on commission]. I’ll try my best, to respond promptly, but each situation is slightly different, there are just so many variables. That is why we’ve written the pages you’ll find at BedBug News Reports .com to be very simple, practical and real-world advice you can use.

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By |March 17th, 2016|BedBug Treatments|0 Comments

The first Bedbug scandal of 2016 is in New York City

There is nothing like starting a freshly minted new year with a BedBug scandal. I have to laugh, because “BedBug scandals” are what the press does. Is any of this really news? Really? New York City is on the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested cities in the USA, yet here we are: discussing this “news” report

Happy New Year and -Hello-, my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief Editor /SpokesBug for the BedBug News Reports.com. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and follow me on the Twitty-Toy – @MrBedBug.

One of the things we do around here, at the BedbugNewsReports.com is provide real practical info about Bedbugs. There are SO MANY myths and often repeated folklore/stupidity [about Bedbugs ] on the internet, that we try to offer some perspective. It’s OK to laugh about Bedbugs here. [Bedbugs aren’t funny] but the press coverage and uninformed reactions can be a source of chuckles]
Lets take this newest “scandal”apart and see what we’ve got to “play with”.

1st ….. tourist couple arrives in NewYork City, checking into a hotel room with out inspecting [first thing] for Bedbugs. Sure we agree that all hotels should do this, but come on people- protect yourself.

2nd .. The REASON that The BigApple is on the list of the Top 100 Most BedBug Infested Cities is: Tourist from all over the world bring them to……. Hotels in NYC. Homer Simpson says -“Do’h”

Next, Lets assume that the phone-camera video is legit. [It’s kinda hard to fake this for a […]

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 […]

Is BOILING WATER the new miracle cure for BedBugs?

The BedBugNewsReports.com web site exist, because of the stupidity you can find on the internet. Bedbugs are a huge [and growing] problem, so just like other “problems”, opportunist [or the innocently uninformed] rush in to offer [sell?] a solution.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m MrBedBug, Chief Editor for the BedBugNewsReports.com. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV on YouTube and you can follow me @MrBedBug on Twitter.com

BedBugs are an evil pest… with a bad PR problem too. They are sneaky, come-out in the dark of night, suck human blood like vampires, but are hard to find. They can hide in your bedroom, but also in the living room couch, the seats of a movie theater or airplane and in the fabric of work cubicles too. Bedbugs are almost like the “red menace” scares of the 1950s. There’s a commie under every bed !!!

I’m not making light of the real concerns about Bedbugs, but lets remember some important details.

BedBugs do not spread disease. Ticks, mosquitos and other insects do that.
BedBugs are creatures of habit. Sure, they are sneakie, and the insect-world’s best “hide & seek” players, but they can be found “easily”, if you know where to look.

The latest BedBug Myth going around is: you can kill Bedbugs with boiling water.
I’m not real sure where this came from. Like most internet stupidity it’s based in remote facts, if you go back thru the evolution of storyline far enough. One of the effective ways to kill Bedbugs is steam. BedBugs die in temperatures above 125-130 [and with a few minutes exposure at […]

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 […]

BedBugs must be a REAL problem, if NEWSWEEK reports it.

Hello My Tastey-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 see lots and lots of news reports about BedBugs. It’s my job, but also my “curiosity, to watch how you Tastey-Human buffet-opportunities react to the news about BedBugs.

The reactions are always interesting, because BedBugs don’t spread disease. Mosquitos and ticks do that. Flies and roaches spread “filth” around your house and Bees, wasps, and fireants can hurt you, yet the little silent BedBug get all the press coverage.

Don’t get me wrong. BedBugs are a pain-in-the-ass, like no other insect, but on the scale of real dangers, “we” BedBugs are way, WAY, way down the list of potential tragedies in your life. Yet, Here we are, with a major news-magazine carrying editorials, longing for the “good ol days” of DDT…? Really? DDT [and Malathion, mentioned in the article] are a really nasty cocktail “soup” of UGLY, that no one should be near.

I don’t have a Philosophy degree, [and someone could do a PHd thesis on this] but I think it’s the “sneaky” way BedBug’s play hid and seek. “We” are the most determined little bugs…and don’t make good cartoon spokesBugs for bogus-retail insect spray. [RAID ??? ]

I [the famous MrBedBug] invite you to learn the facts about BedBugs, here on the BedBugNewsReports.com and at FLfresh.com.

You CAN “Do-It-Yourself” clean a BedBug infestation. It’s not easy or fun, but [in most residential apartments and […]

By |June 16th, 2015|BedBug Treatments|4 Comments

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 […]