How to avoid Bedbugs

Minneapolis man kills his momma, because of BedBugs ?

We report a lot of craziness on the BedBugNewsReports.com, but this is a first. Michael Gallagher [62 y/o] killed his mother Patricia Ann Gallagher [89 y/o] because he was afraid BedBugs would get his mom kicked out of her housing, and she’d have to come live with him.

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Like most of the commentary here, we can only work with the “facts” offered up by the local press, but this one is pretty sad. Michael Gallagher has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother. Bail was set at $2 million, so he’s not goin’ anywhere.

Prosecutors say he admitted to killing his mom, because he was upset that a bedbug outbreak would get her kicked out of her home. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Momma Gallagher died of “complex homicidal violence.”… which is the technical term for “{getting’ beat over the head with a statue of your son}”.

As sad as this is, [and it’s pretty damn sad], there is some stuff we can learn here….. [besides: #1, If you beat your Momma over the head with a statue of yourself she will die and you will go to prison]

The reality is, awareness of BedBugs will allow you to detect the problem early, and get the older/weaker folks in your life some help. If you have elderly friends or relatives, Check on them, often and look for the signs of BedBugs. […]

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 […]

The only city with NO BedBugs, is Nashville

We talk a lot about where to FIND Bedbugs and often showcase the TOP 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities, but I know where there will be NO BedBugs, at least this week…. in Nashville Tennessee.

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 hotels in Nashville Tennessee will be the cleanest places in the world, this week. The PestWorld / 2015 convention comes to town. With all the creepy-crawly experts, entomologist, and “bug-sprayers” in the city for a “How-To” get together you KNOW the place will be SUPER clean. LOL

I, the famous Mr BedBug sent a tweet to all my “peeps”. Get on the next bus, taxi, rental car or pedestrian out-of-town. I’m pretty sure Mr Cock-roach, Captain Ant, Mrs Millipede and the leader of the spooky-spider brigade did the same thing. HaHaha

PestWorld is the “big show” convention for everything “buggie”. All the manufacturers, chemical companies, service bureaus and industry reps all gather to learn and share the latest news and “best practices” for managing pest.

Don’t worry about ME. I go undercover as a human, to do opposition research. General George S Patton famously said: “Rommel, you bastard ! I read your book.” I like to think that is a great strategy, since I’m the resistance leader in the BedBug Wars.

If you are a retail consumer worried about BedBugs, the PestWorld event is where the big franchise service companies train and conspire to sell […]

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, […]

BedBugs on a BUS? In Philadelphia this time.

BedBugs on a bus has become a common headline, not just in Philadelphia, but with metro bus and rail operations across the country. Increased awareness of Bedbugs is making commuters more aware, but also quicker to jump to conclusions. Local CBS 3 TV in Philadelphia jumped on the news story. You can see the webpage version of the story about BedBugs on SEPTA Busses HERE. None of this should be a surprise, since Philadelphia is on the Top 50 Most Bedbug Infested Cities list.

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

Here’s what riders can learn about this newest – BedBugs on the Bus – news story:

1> Be aware. Remember: BedBugs are hitch-hikers. “We” follow you tasty-humans everywhere / anywhere you go. You are just as likely to see Bedbugs in a movie theater and you are in your office cubicle, a DR office waiting room, an airplane seat, in a rent-a-car or a your children’s school. BedBugs will cling to any fabric that smells like a tasty-human “buffet-opportunity” and travel from place to place, look for a new home/nest to build. [BedBug “nest” are called “harborages”]

2> Don’t panic. BedBugs do NOT spread disease. They are embarrassing. They are incredibly difficult to remove. Once infested into your home, they are tough to kill, but Bedbugs won’t KILL you.

3> Report all sightings. Know what BedBugs look like [there are photo examples […]

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] […]