April 22, 2013
Ultrasonic Devices for Bed Bugs are Useless Junk
According to a new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, Ultrasonic Devices for Bed Bugs simply do not work. The popular DIY Ultrasonic Bed Bug Repellants do not work as advertised according to researchers who tested them out. Amazon sells many of these products and after a cursory glance through the reviews, people who purchased these items agree with the researchers. Save yourself the time and money and hire a professional.
April 17, 2013
Please enjoy this video featuring our friend Dr. Faith Oi of the University of Florida.
September 13, 2011
Via Boing Boing
It's a video trailer for a book called "56 Cranberry Street: Apartment B" by Ben H Winters
May 11, 2011
If you have bed bugs call us!
Great Story from Scientific American.
DIY pesticides don’t work.
"During the last 50 years, bedbugs have largely become biologically resistant to the pesticides sold at your corner store, namely pyrethroids and pyrethrins. DDT falls into the pyrethroid group, shedding doubts on claims that lifting the EPA’s ban on this dangerous chemical would curb the current bedbug resurgence. Spraying pyrethroids or pyrethrins directly on a resistant bedbug at close range may in fact kill the pest, but there’s little chance of hitting each individual insect, as armies of the sesame-seed sized bugs hide in the teeniest crevices."
Read the whole story here.
March 28, 2011
Insane story from the Orlando Sentinel. Read the unpleasant details here.