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Can’t we all just get along?…. with BedBugs in Chicago area elementary school

We teach our children to work and play together, but I’m not sure learning to co-exist with BedBugs in Chicago -land is such a great idea, especially since Chicago is one of the Top 50 Most BedBug Infested Cities in the USA.

Hello my tasty-human friends. I’m General BedBug, Commanding Officer of the BedBug Resistance Army and “battle consultant” to FLfresh.com and , EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. You can follow my “war-room” briefings to see how the battles move from city to city. I am @GeneralBedbug on the Twitty-Toy and I do postings like this one on MrBedBug’s YouTube Account @ MrBedbug TV.

I see a LOT of silliness on the internet, but a kid’s play about Bedbugs? OK, Am I the only one that thinks it’s a little odd?

The drama club at Kerkstra Elementary in Oak Forest Il [that’s metro Chicago for everyone else] did a performance of a play called “Bed Bugs !”.

Since I am [the famous] General BedBug, I thought I was pretty well informed about the state of the “war” my entomologically-challenged “community” is fighting…. but a kid’s play?

I’ll skip my first question, [which was: they have “drama clubs” in 5th grade?] and jump right to the second. Is it really a good idea to teach children to co-exist with BedBugs? I realize the social-stigma attached to BedBugs in Chicago homes and apartments in usually unfair.

[BedBug DO NOT spread disease, like ticks, mosquitos and nasty cockroaches], but I think teaching kids [and parents] the real […]

In the BedBug Wars, it’s a long way from the “lab” to your bedroom.

We watch the Bedbug researchers. It’s what we do at www.BedBugNewsReports.com The “BedBug Wars” are no laughing matter. Entomologist are looking for someone to invent the “laser guided bomb” for BedBugs, because the “nuclear bomb” [ie: evermore toxic chemicals] isn’t a safe option any more.

I’m General BedBug, Commanding Officer of the BedBug Resistance Army and “battle consultant” to FLfresh.com and , EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. You can follow my “war-room” briefings to see how the battles move from city to city. I am @GeneralBedbug on Twitter and I do postings like this one on MrBedBug’s YouTube Account @ MrBedbug TV.

The thing you need to know about entomological research is: [much like human drug research] the BIG profit opportunities get the most attention. Whether you like it or not, erectile disfunction drugs make more money than a cure for cancer. “Ant and Roach sprays” are more profitable than any solution to a BedBug infestation, because “spray and pray” [pray that it will work] is effective against ants and roaches. Those products gets very few complaints. BedBugs are a whole other issue. A simple “spray and pray” product will NEVER work. Bedbugs are entomologically different than ants and roaches. Even the best product [like EcoBugFree, the BedBug Eliminator] requires work to make sure the home [or workplace and public areas] are prepared and the product effectively applied. Ants and roaches are the “morons” of the insect world. Bedbugs are the geniuses.

The latest bit of excitement in the BedBug Wars is research done by Regine Gries at Simon Fraser University […]

BedBugs in the movie theater probably won’t help your “date night” romance.

The furniture co- IKEA and the CinemaPark Movie Theater company are testing a new movie theater concept, but I’m not sure it will “fly”.    As you see in this photo, the seats of the theater have been replaced with beds !?!

I’m General BedBug, Commanding Officer of the  BedBug Resistance Army  and “battle consultant” to FLfresh.com and , EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator.   You can follow my “war-room” briefings to see how the battles move from city to city.   I am @GeneralBedbug on Twitter and I do postings like this one on the BedBug News Reports.com

I’ll be the first to admit that we BedBugs don’t understand you humans.   BedBugs don’t spread disease and we only take a tiny blood-sucking meal, while you sleep  [we thought that would be the quietest, most convenient time of your busy day], yet you freak-out at the mere mention of our names.  [when you should really be worried about those disqusting cock-roaches and mosquitos, that really DO spread disease.]

With this in mind, WHY would you put BEDS in a dark theater and then share them with hundreds of tasty-human buffet opportunites.   Don’t get me wrong, as the Chief Commander of the BedBug Resistance Army, I am absolutely THRILLED with this opportunity to spread my “forces” into each and every new home.  It’s just curious that no one is mentioning the “strategic advantage” this gives my Bedbug Resistance Armies.   You see, movie theaters are already one of the best spots where I deploy my Bedbug “forces”.    A BedBug will cling to any fabric that smells like a human,  especially if it is dark and you tasty-humans are stationary for long periods of time.

BedBugs love to hide in furniture….not just […]

Are there Bedbugs in your Airbnb home rental?

We talk a LOT about how it is often unfair to blame ONLY a hotel for Bedbugs when you travel. Bedbugs can be in your airline seat, the taxi, the seats of a convention center or concert hall….and yes, in your hotel room, but that’s because Bedbugs are potentially EVERYWHERE. Why is it a surprise to see reports of a Bedbug in a Airbnb rental.

I’m General BedBug, Commanding Officer of the BedBug Resistance Army and “battle consultant” to FLfresh.com and , EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. You can follow my “war-room” briefings to see how the battles move from city to city. I am @GeneralBedbug on Twitter and I do postings like this one on the BedBug News Reports.com

In the epic battle between the humans and the Bedbugs, “we” will fight the war on any front. BedBugs are “back”, but you can’t be a “consciencious objector” or a peace-nic in this battle. You see, BedBugs only feed on humans. You are our only food source, so “my” BedBug Army is willing to go anywhere and follow you tasty-humans to the ends of the earth, for an all-you-can-eat buffet of YOU. [ FYI- I have BedBug troops stationed in Switzerland too]

Here’s the reality, today. The only defense against in the “BedBug Wars” is knowledge and TSA-level screening /awareness. Bedbugs are creatures of habit. If you know how “we” live, feed, breed, and move from place to place, you CAN reduce the odds that we will follow you home, to make a new nest. [ The technical term is “harborage”. BedBugs can hide in […]

GOOD news about BedBugs at the University of Washington in Seattle.

“Good News” is relative, of course. The BedBug News Reports .com web pages are here, so that you can learn from the mistake of others. We don’t often get to report “good news” but this is about as “good” as it gets.

I’m General BedBug, Commanding Officer of the BedBug Resistance Army , “battle consultant” to FLfresh.com and , EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. You can follow my “war-room” briefings to see how the battles move from city to city. I am @GeneralBedbug on Twitter and I do postings like this one on MrBedBug’s YouTube Account @ MrBedbug TV.

It is obvious from this KIRO TV 7 News report that the facilities management at the University of Washington are “on the job”. [we always make this disclaimer] We can only comment on what is reported and who knows how accurate local reporters are, but it looks like the U of W team is a winner.

What are the clues?
They are encouraging students to report suspect bites and have taught them to watch for BedBug fecal stains on bedsheets. They are using a canine “BedBug-sniffing Dog” to “double-check” rooms after each complete treatment cycle and trying to get students to resist the urge to “move”. Dragging all their belongings from building to building only means the students are taking the BedBugs with them. The article says they are using low-toxic treatments, steam and “heat-cycling” the students clothing. These are all things we suggest often, here on the pages of the Bedbug News Reports.com

Make NO mistake, BedBugs are a huge annoyance and a big chore to get rid of, but in mobile […]

BedBugs are expensive to exterminate, especially for charity shelter housing.

The BedBugNewsReports.com pages are here, so you can learn from the mistakes of others and this new story from Chico California is a sad example. It’s just that latest in a long line of charity housing / shelters with BedBugs that are making changes, in attempts to win the BedBug Wars.

I’m General BedBug, Commanding Officer of the BedBug Resistance Army and “battle consultant” to FLfresh.com and , EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. You can follow my “war-room” briefings to see how the battles move from city to city. I am @GeneralBedbug on the Twitty-Toy and I do postings like this one on MrBedBug’s YouTube Account @ MrBedbug TV.

Lets see what “we” can learn from the decisions and actions of the Torres Shelter.

They are on the front lines of the Bedbug Wars, not because of the low-income or homeless population they serve, but because BedBugs are hitch-hikers. They cling to any fabric that smells like a “tasty-human” all-you-can-eat-buffet. The sad fact is the transient population all across the country are at high risk for Bedbug infestation, because they have no stable home-base.

Most homeowners and apartment renters have some security, that if they “protect” the home-base, that they will have stability. That’s not true with transient populations, who return time after time to the same locations, to come into contact with Bedbugs over and over.

What we can learn here is that awareness and the inspection program has greatly reduced to likelihood of a Bedbug infestation returning to the shelter property. These very same awareness steps can be done by every homeowner. Your kids […]