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France blames bed bug panic on Russian ‘disinformation’

France blames bed bug panic on Russian 'disinformation'

A bedbug scare in Paris last autumn that grabbed headlines across the globe and led to schools closing was artificially amplified by social media accounts linked to Russian “disinformation” activities, a French minister has said. Issued on: 02/03/2024 – 11:29 1 min “The bed bug polemic was in a very large part amplified by accounts linked to the Kremlin, and they even created a false link between the arrival of Ukrainian refuges and the spread of bedbugs,” French European affairs minister Jean-Noel Barrot told TF1 television on Friday. […]

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Chicago Listed as America’s Worst Bed Bug City

Chicago Listed as America’s Worst Bed Bug City

For the fourth year in a row, Chicago topped the list of Atlanta-based pest control company Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List. New York and Philadelphia took second and third place, respectively, just as they did in 2023. Greensboro, North Carolina, saw the largest jump this year, moving up 25 spots into the list’s top 20. The bed bug cities list is based on data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023. The ranking includes […]

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Detroit, 3 other Michigan cities ranked among worst for bed bugs

Detroit, 3 other Michigan cities ranked among worst for bed bugs

Four Michigan cities were ranked among the worst cities for bed bugs in 2024. Orkin released its annual list of the bed-buggiest cities in the U.S., a list that includes 50 cities and metro areas. The bed bug cities list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from Dec. 1, 2022 – Nov. 30, 2023. The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments. Chicago ranked as the worst bed bug city for the fourth year in a […]

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Unusual Odor Could Mean Bed Bugs in Your House

Unusual Odor Could Mean Bed Bugs in Your House

You might even be able to tell if you have an infestation due to the smell.  “One of the strongest signs of a bedbug infestation is an unusual odour with no other obvious cause,” says The Mirror. “This is often described as a musty, sweet smell.”  Dodson Pest Control explains: “Bed bugs can smell different to different people. Many people report smelling coriander, but another common description is the scent of spoiled raspberries. “Others report a strong acidic scent or that of almonds or marzipan. If you notice […]

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Bed bugs are all over Hamilton

Bed bugs are all over Hamilton

Bedbugs are all over Hamilton — but you’re likely never to know where they are hiding, unless one of them hitches a ride home with you and moves in. Despite receiving more than 1,500 complaints in the last seven years, the city says it has no obligation to reveal to the public where bedbugs are found — even in city-owned facilities. × Already a Subscriber? Sign in Earlier this year, Hamilton ranked No. 10 on Orkin Canada’s annual list of cities with the most bedbugs. The ranking […]

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Chinatown hotel refutes tourist’s bed bugs claim, says it was ‘most likely an ant’, Singapore News

Chinatown hotel refutes tourist's bed bugs claim, says it was 'most likely an ant', Singapore News

There is no bed bug infestation at ST Signature Chinatown, the hotel chain told AsiaOne on Tuesday (Dec 5). ST Signature said that their pest control team examined the video and concluded that the insect is “likely an ant”. “ST Signature adhere to strict standard operating procedures in identifying, reporting, and addressing bedbug issues, and we also conduct regular pest control services to prevent any potential issues,” they said. “Our housekeeping staff is trained to identify and report sightings of pest, especially bed bugs. “We had no […]

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More bed bug cases reported from Pacific Explorer cruise ship

More bed bug cases reported from Pacific Explorer cruise ship

Two more cases of bed bugs have reportedly emerged on the Pacific Explorer cruise ship, both linked to the same cabin of a passenger who previously reported them, Annalise Butson. All three passengers were assigned the same cabin on separate cruises that left Auckland between August and October. One of the new passengers who came forward to report bed bugs on the cruise ship, told 1News she was conscious of health issues before her trip as she is booked in for surgery in a few weeks. “I […]

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7 telltale signs of bed bugs in your home

A close up of bed bugs on a mattress

Pests can be a real nuisance, even in the most hygienic of homes. It seems, no matter the precautions we take, an unwelcome guest can slip by at one time or another, causing no end of trouble. Some are, no doubt, more serious than others. Roaches can carry and spread disease, while mice can do this as well as chew through items around the home. But, one pest which is amongst the worst to invade your home is bed bugs.  While ‘don’t let the bed bugs bite’ […]

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Major Pest Control Releases a Comprehensive Guide to Effective Bed Bug Removal

Major Pest Control Releases a Comprehensive Guide to Effective Bed Bug Removal

PRESS RELEASE Published September 8, 2023 Major Pest Control has created an informative guide tackling the persistent issue of bed bugs. This comprehensive resource offers practical and effective solutions for those dealing with these unwelcome pests. Understanding the Bed Bug Challenge Bed bugs, scientifically known as Cimex lectularius, have become a global concern due to their ability to infest homes and establishments. These small, reddish-brown insects feed on human blood, often leaving itchy bites and causing discomfort. Eradicating bed bugs requires a well-thought-out approach that focuses on […]

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How To Check If Your Hotel Room Has Bed Bugs

How To Check If Your Hotel Room Has Bed Bugs

Bed bugs and the itchy, red bites they impose are definitely not souvenirs you want to bring home after vacation. But, unfortunately, these hardy, fast-multiplying critters can hitchhike into hotels—and not just the cheap, roadside lodges, but luxury hotels and resorts, too. If you stay in a room that’s got them, the bug can also catch a ride home with you in your suitcase, invading your space, and causing a costly and stubborn infestation. “Bed bugs are a primarily hitchhiking insect as opposed to a foraging one, […]

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