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Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

Don't let the BED BUGS bite Over the past few years, the U.S. bed bug popu- lation has increased by 500% Bed bug reports from New York City schools increased in 2012 by 300% Percentage of pest control companies 2000 O 25% 2010 XXX¢ XX 95% Where Do Bedbugs Live? Everywhere. Top 10 Cities Cincinnati, OH 2 Columbus, OH 3 Chicago, IL 4 Denver, CO 5 Detroit, MI 6 Washington D.C. 7 New York, NY 8 Philadelphia, PA 9 Dayton, OH 10 Baltimore, MD northwest 19% northeast 17% 20% midwest southwest southeast 13% 26% BED BUGS SURVEY Locations americans are most con- Although travel and hotels are the most feared sources of infestation, only.. cerned about encountering bedbugs ••••• 78% Hotels 000000●●●●● 52% Public transportation 0000000 27% Washed and inspected clothing upon returning from vacation 000000000• 49% Movie theaters 00000• 25% Checked hotel room for bed bugs 000000 ●●● 44% Retail stores 00000000● 40% Medical facilities 0000• [7% Inspected or vacuumed their suitcase after travel 00000. •• 36% Home 0000000 32% Friend's home And when buying things, only... 000000● 32% Workplace 0000000 29% Washed new clothing 0000• [6% Haven't changed any behavior to avoid bed bugs Examined second-hand furniture 0000• [5% Have inspected dressing rooms while trying on clothes 54% MYTHS Believe bed bugs can transmit diseases to 47% humans FALSE TRUE Innumerable scientific studies have proved bedbugs CAN NOT transmit diseases to humans. Believe bed bugs are more common in low income houses 29% FALSE TRUE There's NO correlation between bedbug infestation and economic status. Believe bed bugs are attracted to dirty homes 37% FALSE TRUE Sanitary conditions DO NOT have a direct correlation with bed bug populations. SIGNS OF AN, INFESTATIOM Bedbugs are flat, have rusty-red-colored oval bodies, and are about the size of an apple seed. 5mm Favorite hiding spots... Radios, phones, and clocks near beds Pillows, mattresses, and box springs Cracks and crevices around headboards or in walls In these same spots, look for... Markings Droppings Eggs Black marks, blood spots. Droppings usually consist of several black spots in one area. The eggs are tiny, whitish, and hard to see on most surfaces without magnification. The fecal spots will not flake off if rubbed and will smear if wiped with a wet rag. TREATMENT & PREVENTION The cost of removal $300-$500 PER ROOM L1 The average American Š1.590 - home has 5.3 rooms = NNNNNI $2650 Of course, if you own an office building or hotel, the cost increases dramaticall.. • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) • Building Assessment • Pre-Treatment Inspection • Steam or other types of heat treatment • Pesticides specifically intended for bedbugs Hire a professional Check for these qualifications.. Prevention • Eliminate clutter in and around your bed • Avoid "curbside" furniture • Purchase and use mattress covers • Conduct routine inspections of your bed and surrounding areas • Wash new clothes after purchasing them When traveling • Search the internet to see if the hotel has any previous infestations • Inspect your hotel room, especially beds and luggage racks • Inspect and vacuum luggage upon returning home Brought to you by: BEDO BUGS Sources|11-12-06/bedbugs-rampant-incest-colonizes-entire-apartment-buildings-study-finds.html

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

shared by jackaroe on Mar 06
This infographic gives new meaning to the phrase, "Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite", offering stats on bedbug infestations, how to prevent them, and what to look for if you think you might have bedbugs.


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