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4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Bed Bugs in Hotel Rooms

4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Bed Bugs in Hotel Rooms

One of the most common ways we can bring bed bugs home is in our travels. Bed bugs can live in hotel rooms or hostels, enter our luggage, and end up in your home. Take precaution and follow these 4 steps on how to inspect hotel rooms for bed bugs when you arrive and how to prevent bringing an infestation home with you. 1 . What to do When you Reach Your Travel Destination When you arrive at

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Bed Bug Prevention

No one likes having to deal with the physical and mental strain of a bed bug infestation. The best way to avoid the side effects is to avoid an infestation all together. Bed bugs are crafty insects. There is no way to proof your home against them; however, you can take precautions to limit their opportunities to get a foothold and spread. The most important thing to know when trying to

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Using Dogs to Detect Bed Bugs

Dogs don't just make great pets and loyal companions. Recent studies have shown that dogs can be trained to alert diabetic owners when their blood sugar is low, detect bacterial infections and even sniff out cancer. That keen sense of smell has also helped some dogs to become bed bug detection experts. Canine services have been used in bed bug detection since the mid 2000s. Dogs are

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More Bed Bug Myths

Here we look at some more common bed bug myths: Myth: Bed bugs are invisible to the naked eye False: Bed bugs are very small and are difficult to spot, but they are not invisible. Hatchlings are the size of a poppy seed, while adults grow to about a quarter-inch in length. Bed bugs are easiest to spot under bright light on white or light-coloured bed sheets. Myth: I can spray bed bugs

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Bed Bugs and The Law

Whether you're a home owner, a renter, or a landlord, you have legal responsibilities when it comes to addressing a bed bug problem in your living space. For landlords and tenants the key law in Ontario is the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006. The act does not directly address bed bugs, but gives both parties the tools they need to resolve an infestation in the legal arena. As a tenant, you

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I Have Bed Bugs – Now What?

Maybe you have woken up with itchy bites or seen the red pin-prick stains on your bed sheets. Maybe you have noticed their shells or even seen one crawl along your mattress piping. You have bed bugs. Identifying the problem is the first step, but what's next? The first step in any bed bug infestation is to contact a bed bug exterminator. By the time most people realize they have bed

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