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Bedbugs show up at Ottawa isolation hub for Nunavut residents

Bedbugs show up at Ottawa isolation hub for Nunavut residents

Some guests at the Hilton Homewood Suites at 361 Queen St. in Ottawa changed rooms on Monday due to the discovery of bedbugs in a room on the third floor of the hotel, which is used as an isolation hub for Nunavut residents heading home. The Government of Nunavut’s Health Department, which handles media requests about the hub, said today that “there is a situation that has been addressed and there has been minimum impact to one guest. The Government of Nunavut is aware of the situation and […]

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Bedbugs warning: A smell of cilantro could indicate you may have an infestation

Bedbugs warning: A smell of cilantro could indicate you may have an infestation

Bed bugs are parasites easily picked up on trains, planes and in hotels, spreading into one’s home. Generally, it takes at least seven weeks for a bed bug to grow from an egg to an adult. If many adult bugs are present one can reasonably assume that the infestation has been there for more than seven weeks. Smelling a certain odour emanating from the bedroom could mean you’re at risk. David Cain of extermination company Bed Bugs Limited said: “The problem of bed bugs has been spreading […]

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Ziza Bafana promises fight bedbugs in prisons – PML Daily

Ziza Bafana promises fight bedbugs in prisons – PML Daily

Singer Ziza Bafana (PHOTO/Courtesy). KAMPALA – When one is released from prison, they always hold a resentful feeling. They usually do not want to hear or see anything associated with the prison as it would be a reminder of the conditions they had to endure while there. The case however is not the same with singer Kasendwa Richard, popularly known by stage name Ziza Bafana, who from his experience when he was held up in the coolers in Kyotera District wants to fight bedbugs in prisons. The […]

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Where Bed Bugs Come From

The number of reported cases of bed bugs in schools, hotels, motels, cruise ships, dormitories, shelters, homes, movie houses and apartments are rising. And the authorities are somehow already alarmed and concerned over the issue. In the United States alone, it is reported that six out of ten apartments have bed bugs. Because bed bugs are not known to transfer or spread out any form of disease, the alarm is somehow flamed down. Origins Bed bugs are tiny, wingless creatures that are scientifically labeled Cimex lectularius. They […]

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All About Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs are rarely seen these days because of the widespread use of DDT during the 1940’s and 50’s to exterminate all sorts of pests in the United States. However, bed bugs are making a comeback. Hotels and motels are among the places that suffer from bed bugs infestation. According to studies, bed bugs’ comeback may be attributed to international travelling of Americans to countries with bed bugs infestation on hotels and motels and the immigration to the States by people from countries with bed bugs infestation. […]

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Battling the Distribution of Bed Bugs

Stop the Spread of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are insects that do not have wings. They are roughly shaped oval. They measure, once fully grown, from four to five millimeters long. You might find the next piece of information unexpected, but bed bugs are fast runners. There are easy to see on white linoleum or marble floors, but very difficult to spot on brown wooden floors. This is so because bed bugs are rust brown in color and they even change into a deeper red brown when they finish a blood meal. The […]

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