Bed bug problem continues to grow | Local & Regional | KIMA CBS 29 – News, Weather and Sports – Yakima, WA

Commercial property management firms are learning the hard way that it’s less expensive to be pro-active as apposed to reactive. Multifamily managers, in an effort to demonstrate fiscal responsibility to stakeholders, often enlist in-house maintenance staff or lowest-bidder exterminators to respond to a bed bug infestation. However, despite their (in most cases) best intentions, and because they are not bed bug experts, the staff or pest control company usually make the problem worse, and often spread the bed bug infestation to adjoining units. By the time we are called in to do the bed bug extermination the right way, the multifamily manager is dealing with a much more extensive problem and the associated much greater expense to clean it up. What was intended to be a demonstration of money-saving prowess has turned into sheepishly justifying a very large expense.
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Pest Management Professionals Flock to Wrightsville Beach Conference – Time Warner Cable News

“The name of the game in bed bug management is early detection.” Bed bugs thrive in hot weather. Just like the name implies, they’re most often found in places you sleep or rest. It’s recommended to check your couches and your beds and really get inside the crevices. You’re looking for tiny spots that look like blood, white shells or bugs. If you ever think you’ve visited a place with bed bugs, put your clothes in the dryer for the hottest cycle possible.
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Then come back here and refresh the page. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. Hundreds of pest management technicians from around the country invaded the coast Saturday for the 2014 Carolinas-Mid Atlantic Summer Conference. “Our industry’s focused on trying to find out what’s the best way to control those insects,” Billy Tesh, president of Pest Management Systems Inc., said. “Of course we are always looking at ever-evolving situation with all insects that effect people.
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