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How to check for bed bugs to avoid an infestation this spring

Bed bug “season” is generally considered to be between the end of spring and early November.

[ad_1] It’s spring time and temperatures are beginning to rise, so that means it’s also bug season. That includes those pesky beg bugs, which a harmless but are still a nuisance and are tough to get rid of. Bed bug “season” is generally considered to be between the end of spring and early November, but that isn’t representative of when these pests are most active, just when people start noticing. Here’s how to spot them: How to check for bed bugs Aptly named, bed bugs are most […]

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here’s how to avoid an infestation, and how to get rid of them

here's how to avoid an infestation, and how to get rid of them

[ad_1] The recent hot weather has created the perfect breeding ground for bedbugs. Pest control firm Rentokil reported a 65 per cent rise in the number of call-outs for bedbugs in recent years, a trend which the company has attributed to the rise in recycling of old furniture and clothing and post-pandemic travel. Since the 1990s, numbers of bedbugs have grown in the UK and some studies indicate that bed bugs have developed resistance to neonicotinoids, the most used insecticide in the world. Writer Hannah Fearn has […]

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Residents at Fall River apartment complex face cockroach infestation

Residents at Fall River apartment complex face cockroach infestation

[ad_1] FALL RIVER — Some tenants at the Mitchell Heights Apartments, one of the Fall River Housing Authority’s low-income housing facilities on South Main Street, said they’ve had enough with what they claim is at least a yearlong cockroach infestation, and they want action to rid their domiciles of the icky pests.  The tenants we talked to asked not to be identified by name, saying they feared retaliation for speaking out, but they had their cockroach stories to tell.  One man, who said he’s lived in Mitchell […]

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Falls rescue mission seeks long-term solution to bedbug problem | Local News

Falls rescue mission seeks long-term solution to bedbug problem | Local News

[ad_1] Representatives from the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission are opening up about a persistent problem in hopes members of the community will step forward to assist with funds needed for a more permanent solution. The problem, which is not uncommon in places like homeless shelters and hotels where people come and go often, involves bedbugs. Mission officials hired an exterminator to do a sweep of the Portage Road site on Wednesday. Without anti-microbial mattresses and pillows and specialized equipment that helps kill bedbugs found on clothing, rescue […]

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Franklin Towers residents concerned about growing bed bug infestation

Franklin Towers residents concerned about growing bed bug infestation

[ad_1] FBI AGENTS AND BOSTON POLICE SPENT MUCH OF THE DAY ON CAMPUS INVESTIGATING. AFTER LOSING POWER – SOME RESIDENTS IN FRANKLIN TOWERS ARE STILL LIVING WITH LIMITED ELECTRICITY… BUT THEY ALSO HAVE ANOTHER CONCERN – BED BUGS. RESIDENTS OF FRANKLIN TOWER REACHED OUT TO EIGHT INVESTIGATES – LOOKING FOR ANSWERS. NORAH HOGAN ASKED PORTLAND HOUSING AUTHORITY WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO SOLVE IT. <NORAH HOGAN> “BEDBUGS ARE HARD TO GET RID OF. THE EXTERMINATION PROCESS IS LENGTHY AND EXPENSIVE. SO, ONCE THEY SHOW UP IN AN APARTMENT […]

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Christmas Fund: Disabled man had to sleep on floor after bedbug infestation

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[ad_1] Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News “I lost everything,” Joseph said. “I had to throw out my mattress, my clothes, the curtains, everything. My whole life is pretty much sealed in boxes.” Author of the article: Erik Leijon  •  Special to Montreal Gazette Donations to the Montreal Gazette Christmas Fund this year can be made exclusively online at www.christmasfund.com. Article content Joseph likes to say the Gazette Christmas Fund lifted him up — literally. Article content Joseph has lived in the same apartment for eight years, and […]

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