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Bedbug Blog

RSS Grab Blog Feed We have all heard the bedtime rhyme about not "letting the bedbugs bite," but increasingly bedbugs have become a reality to countless homes and businesses in New England. What most people don't know is that bedbugs were commonplace pre-World War II but subsided for 20-30yrs afterwards due to a variety of factors. Unfortunately, since 1999 they have now made a historic comeback in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, health care facilities, dormitories, shelters, schools, modes of transport, and MANY other areas.

Bedbugs have the ability to evoke such overwhelming emotional stress from the very first sign of activity. Bed Bug activity and infestations have nothing to do with "dirty" living conditions, in fact they have been found in pristine homes to five star hotels.

Adult bed bugs are about 3/16-inch long and reddish-brown, with oval, flattened bodies. In fact many people confuse them with cockroaches and ticks. The eggs are about the size of a pin head and they are glued to surfaces, usually inaccessible cracks and crevices. Nymphs (immatures) are identical to adults only smaller and whiter in color until they obtain a blood meal and develop to the next stage.

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