2012 is turning into the “Year of the BedBug”. If this doesn’t sound like “good news” you are not alone. the increase in the number of cases of BedBugs in Colorado Springs has gotten us on the “Top 100 Most BedBug Infested Cities” list and created lots of stress for those looking for apartments in the ‘Spings and Pueblo areas. BedBugs are becoming a national problem. Any major city you think of has got them, to one degree or another. The key to avoiding BedBugs in knowledge and awareness. [ www.FLfresh.com has an extensive library of “vetted” and entomologically-correct BedBug information, plus practical tips on how to avoid Bedbugs and -hot to clean an infestation, if they do get into your home or apartment. Links and details below]

Lets start with…
What are BedBugs? The Colorado Springs Gazette had a nice article about Bedbugs.[click: http://gazette.com/article/136888

The short answer is:
BedBugs are insect-vampires, unlike any other insect. They ONLY feed on human-blood. Roaches, ants, and other insects eat filth, grime or other bugs. Bedbugs are the only one with a “taste” for humans. We didn’t forget mosquitos and ticks. They will eat ANY warm-blooded animal, which is why THEY can spread disease. Bedbugs don’t.

BedBugs go thru 5 “life-stages” before becoming adult pest. From newly hatched to adults, they need to feed to live and they work VERY hard to stay close to “tasty-humans”. Each feeding will leave a red-welt on your skin [Each person’s exact reaction varies] They will look like an over-sized mosquito bite and itch even more.

The name -Bed-Bug- is what we call them, but they can really survive anywhere. We are seeing reports of them in movie theaters, libraries, retail stores, hiding in used/rental furniture and DR offices. They hitch-hike, by clinging to any fabric that smells like YOU. This means that any home can send them out to work, school or play…and you can bring them home, to repeat the cycle. Bedbugs aren’t picky and will bite anyone/everyone. They can live just about anywhere, and being a “clean freak” does not guarantee you won’t get them.

You can’t “move” to avoid BedBugs in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Stand and fight is the solution. Landlords are finding that any tenant can bring BedBugs into a building, then the entire complex can quickly become infested. Tenants moving from one complex to another “fleeing” a Bedbug infestation, are just as like to bring BedBugs into the new “clean” apartment, attached to thier OLD furniture, clothing or belongings.

There are “tenant’s rights” Laws on the books that relate to BedBugs in Colorado Springs, but a Bedbug infestation is just as much work for a landlord as it is a tenant. Both parties need to work together to clean a BedBug infestation. The Colorado Springs Gazette did an article about tenant/landlord fights about BedBugs too.

You can clean a BedBug infestation in Colorado Springs and Pueblo homes and apartments. It is NOT easy, quick or easy, but taking action early is key. Tenants [and homeowners] should know the early-warning signs of a BedBug infestation. If your landlord is non-responsive or “slow”, you must take action yourself.

Learn the facts about BedBugs. Knowledge is power. Read www.FLfresh.com We have an extensive library of information about how BedBugs live, hide, travel and breed. You CAN clean a BedBug infestation without the expensive services of the national frnchise pest control companies. The create the “Top 100 Most BedBug Infested cities” list as a publicity tool. FLfresh.com is the national distributor of EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. It is a non-toxic [kid-safe and pet-friendly] solution that KILLS BedBugs. That’s the only solution to the problem. BedBugs are becoming immune to the ever-more toxic chemicals used by [hopefully state-licenced] pest control companies. www.FLfresh has the Step-by-Step guides and information you need to clean a BedBug infestation in Colorado Srprings or Pueblo-area home.

Learn more about BedBugs at www.FLfresh.com

Learn more about BedBugs at www.FLfresh.com