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Burlington motel sued over bedbugs – News – The Times-News

GRAHAM – Don’t let the bedbugs bite, or you could end up in court. Nathan Lott is taking the owner of the Econo Lodge on Hanford Road to court over bedbug bites he sustained over three days in late February and March in three different rooms after the hotel had already been cited by the health department. Lott, according to his suit, checked into the hotel at 2133 W. Hanford Road on Feb. 28. He planned to stay for three days while doing construction work in the […]

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How to get rid of bed bugs and the 3 signs of an infestation

Bed bugs are small insects that feed on human blood. Since they’re less than a quarter of an inch long, they’re almost impossible to spot. But they can be found anywhere, from houses to nursing homes and hotels.  “Normally the first signs of bed bugs are bites,” says Rick Young, owner of UK-based Young’s Pest Control. The tell-tale sign is small bites clustered in a group or line on your skin. Although bed bug bites are itchy, they’re usually harmless. “In the vast majority of cases, bed bugs […]

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Saga of the Kansas animal kingdom

I am on a learning curve. The animal events continue and I know some of you must have stories that would curdle my cowardly mind. Remember, I fear skunks, snakes and crocodiles.  Our outside Kansas menagerie in the animal kingdom is becoming progressively more at home with humans; accustomed to approaching our homes and dog dishes more boldly than I remember in the past. Even city folk are observing deer, raccoons, and possums in their personal space. Maybe we have encroached too much in theirs. A few […]

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References Cited in ‘Up in the Air’ – PCT

References Cited Basio, R.G., Prudencio, M.J. and Chanco, I.E. (1970) Notes on the aerial transportation of mosquitoes and other insects at the Manila International Airport. Philippine Entomologist, 1 (5), 407–408. Cooper, R., Wang, C. and Narinderpal, S. (2014). Accuracy of trained canines for detecting bed bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 107 (6), 2171–2181. Ellis, R.A. (1996) Aircraft Disinsection: A Guide for Military & Civilian Air Carriers, http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/ viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.215.4945&rep=rep1&type=pdf (accessed 28 July 2016). Evans, B.R., Joyce, C.R. and Porter, J.E. (1963) Mosquitoes and other arthropods found […]

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Hotel owner claims false bed bug report

The social media post was every hotel owner’s nightmare. Granbury’s Comfort Suites, the post claimed, had bed bugs. And not only that, but the hotel refused to issue a refund to the guests who suffered bites and were forced to flee in the wee hours of the morning. Owner Vipul Mehta denied those claims. He told the HCN that the family in question was given a refund “right away” for the two rooms they booked, and also stated that no bed bugs were found in their rooms. […]

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Ultimate Shield, Ultimate Guardian & Eco Shield From Home Extras Inc Offers A Range Of Products Designed To Make Sleep Healthier & Comfortable While Protecting Mattresses – Press Release

Ultimate Shield, Ultimate Guardian & Eco Shield From Home Extras Inc Offers A Range Of Products Designed To Make Sleep Healthier & Comfortable While Protecting Mattresses

Home Extras Inc offers a range of products designed to protect your mattress while sleeping safer, healthier, and more comfortable. Several patents have been secured to improve the performance of mattress protection products. Ultimate Shield from Home Extras understands the importance of protection against bedbugs and mites, which can infest bedding, pillows, and mattresses. Their product line includes several patented features to guard against unsafe and unhealthy infestations in the bedroom. The patents have been secured for a number of items in the product lineup, specifically mattress […]

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Participate in Bed Bug Awareness Week 2020

Bed Bug Awareness Week. LOGO: PPMA/NPMA

LOGO: PPMA/NPMA It’s time for pest management professionals (PMPs) to participate in Bed Bug Awareness Week, taking place this year June 7-13. The annual education campaign is promoted by the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Bed Bug Awareness Week is recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events and is celebrated throughout the pest management industry. Through various media relations and social media strategies, PPMA will work to educate the public on the need for diligent […]

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• A guy had a bedbug bite on their wrist, and then he ended up being like “I think this might be a bedbug bite?? ”

• A guy had a bedbug bite on their wrist, and then he ended up being like “I think this might be a bedbug bite?? ” Although finally he could probably have told a worse tale about me personally that evening. • an excellent friend of mine stepped in to the club along with his gf, spotted me and arrived up to say hi. Names had been exchanged and, realizing I happened to be on a romantic date, he wrapped things up quickly and went and sat […]

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‘I Was Bit The First Night’ – CBS Denver

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Imagine renting the perfect house — good location, spacious room — but on your first night sleeping there, you’re bitten by bedbugs. Three Aurora roommates said that’s what happened to them during what they said was a traumatic rental experience, and they’re sharing their story to warn others to do their homework before signing on the dotted line. (credit: Sean Middleton) “I got bit the first night, as soon as I got in the bed, within a couple of hours, I got bit, […]

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