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If you're planning on heading to the beach and curling up with a good book this weekend, you may have a new obstacle in your way. Libraries in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas Park now have bed bugs!

The first thing that comes to mind when most people hear the words ”bed bugs” is a Hotel room, however many libraries throughout the country have been battling these pests, including the Orange County Public Library in Downtown Orlando. Bed Bugs are known as hitch hikers due to how easily they can attach themselves to one’s clothing or luggage and settle in any environment it sees fit. Libraries, restaurants, movie theaters and offices among other locations are particularly vulnerable due to the nooks and crannies, like fabric upholstery and the binding of books, as well as the high volume of people that frequent them.

 

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The American Academy of Dermatologists recently released a video on how to check for Bed Bugs. Its short and simple and to the point. Bed Bugs continue to be a problem for homeowners across the United States. Enjoy below:

For more info about Falcon and what we do to stop Bed Bug infestations, click here.

 

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The research is in, and Ultrasonic Bedbug Devices just do not work. The Journal of Economic Entomology published a scholarly article entitled "Efficacy of Commercially Available Ultrasonic Pest Repellent Devices to Affect Behavior of Bed Bugs". In the article, the research clearly shows that these devices simply do not work and that they're a complete waste of money. Sound repellent devices seem to have no effect on bed bugs or their ability to infest a home, dwelling, or building. Scientific American Magazine recently comment on the article and you can read and listen to their comments here. Yahoo news has a great recap as called "Bedbugs Ignore Alleged Ultrasonic Annoyers."

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