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.
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 that temperature.] It’s not the ideal solution for every situation, but as part of a bigger plan, steam-heat can be effective. Boiling water? Poured on a mattress…. Yeah, not so much.
Because I’ve mentioned “steam” here, DO NOT go running out to rent a steam cleaner from the local tool-rental place. Steam cleaning your carpets and drapes is NOT the same job. Those rental units probably don’t have either sustained temperatures high enough or the water tank capacity to get the job done. BedBugs are insects, but they are not STUPID insects. They will run and hide from “the invading steam monster”, just like you would. Stopping to refill the water-reservoir, or not delivering temperatures hot enough to KILL, will only allow the Bedbugs in your home/office or other building to scurry away to a new hiding place. We have a more detailed explanation about How to EFFECTIVELY use steam to kill BedBugs, elsewhere on the BedBugNewsReports.com
Before you get “excited” about a BedBug infestation, learn what Bedbugs really look like. [many of the pictures on the internet are mis-labeled.] READ THE PAGE– “Do I really have Bedbugs?” as a starting point.
Take the time to learn about BedBugs, and find the solution that works best / is most effective in YOUR situation. Cleaning a BedBug infestation is a tedious chore. There are NO quick, easy, simple answers, but there ARE effective Do-It-Yourself things you can do in most residential situations, to avoid the huge fees charged by the franchise pest control companies.
THE BEST PLAN?? Learn HOW TO AVOID BEDBUGS, in the first place. Get the facts. All the latest research [and Battle plans from the Bedbug Wars] is compiled at www.FLfresh.com Get effective “Tips and Tricks” on how to avoid a Bedbug infestation in the first place, and learn the options you have to clean a BedBug infestation in your home or apartment/condo and workplace. Separate FACT from FOLK-LORE and Myth at www.FLfresh.com , the national distributor of EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator . It is a non-toxic [kid-safe and pet-friendly] way to KILL BEDBUGS.