Bed Bug Bites

Bed Bug Bites

By Mark | Bed Bugs Symptoms

Do bed bugs bite?

“Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t let…” We all know what’s coming, but I think that most of us, as we grew up, thought that the rhyme was just a cute children’s tale. Personally, we were very disappointed to learn that it’s true. If you have time, feel free to read our article on what are bed bugs. As briefly as possible, bed bugs do exist and they do bite. Keep reading for more information on bed bug bites.

What do bed bug bites look like?

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There is no question that we’re asked more often than What do Bed Bug Bites Look Like? Unfortunately, this is a very hard question to answer, as the appearance of bed bug bites can vary from person to person. On some people, it may look like a rash. On others, raised bumps. And on the very lucky few (approximately 20% of the population), there will be no reaction at all. What’s more, even if there are visible signs of bed bug bites, they don’t always have to itch – they may be painful instead.

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How to kill bed bugs

How to Kill Bed Bugs – 10 Effective Methods

By Mark | Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

If you have bed bugs in your home right now, then your first thought is probably “how can I kill all of the bed bugs.” And when you first start reading about these creatures, it may seem like they are impossible to kill – they can survive for over a year without feeding and can sustain fairly high and low temperatures without dying.

But, rest assured, there are ways to get rid of them, and below I’ve detailed 10 ways to kill bed bugs. (If you truly want to know how to kill bed bugs, follow multiple of these ways.)
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Bed Bug Bully - Bed Bug Spray Review

Bed Bug Bully Review – Why We Don’t Recommend It!

By Mark | Bed Bug Product Reviews

WARNING – Please read this Bed Bug Bully review in full. We have recently updated this review to not recommend Bed Bug Bully anymore. So, please read to the end of this article to find out the much more effective methods of killing bed bugs that recommend. Note that we are not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned on this page.

What is Bed Bug Bully

Bed Bug Bully is one of the most popular bed bug sprays on the market and claims to be 100% “naturally-derived” and “green”. Most people that like using Bed Bug Bully say it doesn’t have a very strong chemical smell, and that’s because most of the ingredients in the solution are actually essential oils (like mint and citronella) – see the ingredients list below.

However, while we recommended this product in the past as a good bed bug spray, we have now withdrawn our recommendation as we don’t believe it is very effective at killing bed bugs.

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Bed bug history

Bed Bug History

By Mark | Bed Bug Information

Bedbug infestations are not concentrated only in big cities such as New York – the problem has already become a global epidemic, thanks largely to the ease of international travel. Reports suggest that up to 95% of Sydney’s hotels were infested by bedbugs after the 2000 Olympics. So where did these resilient insects come from, and why has there been a resurgence in the new millennia? We explore these questions and more in this bed bug history article.

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Bed Bugs in Hotels

Bed Bugs in Hotels

By Mark | Bed Bug Prevention , Bed Bugs Travel

Everyone is traveling and when you travel, you often have to stay in hotels. This creates serious problems in the spread of bed bugs worldwide as there are bed bugs in hotels. When just one hotel becomes infested with bed bugs, everyone who stays at that hotel is at risk of taking bed bugs away with them.

Even if you were fortunate enough not to have suffered bed bug bites during your stay, bed bugs and bed bug eggs may be on your clothes and your luggage, and you’re giving them that free ride into your home or wherever you’re staying at next.

Although more and more hotels are recognizing the seriousness of bed bug infestations by hiring exterminators and spraying their rooms regularly, some infestations may still escape their attention or the hotel may be so badly managed that they just don’t care about your comfort and well-being. Traveling bed-bug-free in this day and age requires a lot of vigilance on your part.

So, in this post, I’m going to provide you with some important tips to avoid getting bed bugs in hotels when you’re traveling. These tips are split into 3 sections (things to do before you travel, things to do while you’re traveling, and things to do when you get home).
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Preventing Bed Bugs

Preventing Bed Bugs

By Mark | Bed Bug Prevention

Treating a bed bug infection can be costly in terms of time and money not to mention frustrating and unpleasant. The best way avoid all that hassle is to institute your own program of bed bug prevention. Follow our 4 steps below for preventing bed bugs and live bed bug free. Plus check out our guide to ensuring you don’t bring bed bugs home from your travels.

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Bed Bugs NYC

Bed Bugs in NYC

By Mark | Bed Bugs Travel

It’s hardly a surprise, but New York City (NYC) is infected with bed bugs! Some say that as many as 10% of NYC inhabitants have bed bugs (whether they know if or not). There are two main reasons for this high infestation rate in NYC: (1) the huge numbers of tourists that pass through the city daily often bring bed bugs with them, and (2) the close-living quarters in the city makes it difficult for pest control to effectively exterminate entire buildings.

It’s hard to find a hotel in New York that doesn’t have bed bugs these days. Before staying at any hotel, I read the reviews of that hotel for anything that suggests it has had bed bugs recently and then google the name of my hotel with the words “bed bugs” after it to see if any blog posts or news articles pop up about it. Plenty of hotels in New York have had bed bug infestations so I take extra precautions when staying in New York.

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Bed Bug Spray

Bed Bugs Spray – How To Choose The Best One

By Mark | Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

When you first realize you have bed bugs, your instinctive response is to douse your house with chemicals to kill all of these pests that have been terrorizing your nights. So, you’ll probably start looking for a bed bugs spray to treat your house with.

However, once you start looking for the best bed bugs spray, you’ll probably quickly realize that you don’t know how to choose between all the bed bugs sprays on the market, and more scarily, you don’t know whether bed bugs sprays are even effective at killing bed bugs!

So, in this post, I’m going to answer the following questions about bed bugss sprays so that you can be better informed before you go buy them (click on any of the questions below to jump straight to that section):

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