Post date: April 26th, 2013
Post date: March 7th, 2014
HOUSTON (FOX 26) -
Kalynn Trammell was renting to own a couch for her Brazoria apartment hoping to find comfort. Instead she says all she found was a pack of unwanted pests -- Bed bugs and clusters of bed bug eggs. "It's just been hell. It's disgusting," she said.
Now she has dozens of bite marks all over he body. "I've got 'em on my leg, I've got 'em on my back, inner thigh, legs here... 30 to 40 bites, all resulting in scars," she said. She's even staying with a neighbor and sleeping on the floor because her apartment has yet to be disinfected.
Trammell thinks she had an allergic reaction to the bites and is now covered with bumps and scars. "Every bite has resulted in a scar, I have to look at it for the rest of my life. I look like I've been doing drugs," said Trammell.
The Rent-A-Center in Clute where she got the furniture took the couch away, refunded her payment, and sent an exterminator out to inspect her apartment. But he did not spray it. A company spokesperson tells Fox 26 News they believe the bed bugs were already there claiming bugs were found in the baseboards, outlets and mattress. "No they were not, I've been here for 2 years. They were not in my home prior," said Trammell.
The spokesperson goes on to say that their stores go to "great lengths" to sanitize all furniture before it's rented. Trammell thinks they missed hers. "Right now I want them to exterminate my home, I want my furniture and I want this past me, I don't want to deal with it no more because it's been a nightmare for me," she said.
Rent-A-Center says they want to make their customers happy, but they don't have a definitive answer to who's at fault in this case.
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Post date: March 6th, 2014
State officials havelaunched an investigation into an assisted care center for disabled and vulnerable adults after ABC15 exposed troubling conditions at the facility.
The Department of Health Services and Adult Protective Services (APS) both confirmed that they are looking into The Lodge at 14th Street, a directed care home for residents with mental illness, physical disabilities, or both. Almost all of the residents are taxpayer funded through Medicaid.
The ABC15 Investigators went undercover at The Lodge and shot or obtained videos and pictures to document the conditions. On Sunday, we aired footage that showed filthy rooms, residents in tattered and dirty clothing, blood- and bug-stained mattresses without sheets or blankets, and evidence of past and current bed bug problems.
Health department inspectors visited The Lodge on Tuesday.
In a statement, APS said they are aware of the situation and will visit the home and will work with the health department to address quality of care issues.
The state expects to release more information about the investigation in coming weeks.
Families shocked at conditions
Jenny and Chris Payne contacted ABC15 after watching Sundays story. Their brother Mike has lived at the lodge for several years.
We were shocked, Jenny Payne said. We sat there with our mouths open It was just very shocking to see our family member living and sleeping in those conditions.
Payne cried while speaking about what ABC15 uncovered. Her brother has mental illness and needs help taking care of himself and taking his various medications.
Continue reading here: State investigating care home after ABC15 report
Inspections Find no Bed Bugs in a Rumored Lexington Play Place, My Cleaning Products Suggests a Bed Bug Spray to Keep …
Post date: February 24th, 2014
Lexington, SC (PRWEB) February 24, 2014
A play center was recently rumored to be infested of bed bugs. However, a report from wistv.com related that no sign of the critters was found in the place. Still, My Cleaning Products said that it is at risk of their presence. And so to help it and the rest of the public keep the pesky insects at bay, it recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray.
The report, published on February 19, 2013, shared that the play center was located at Lexington, South Carolina. And as it relayed, the rumors of it being infested started when a mother complained that her daughter picked-up the crawlies from the place.
It was said in the report that the mother posted her claim online and even told the local news outlets about it. That and the quick spread of it, it related, prompted the management to have the place inspected. And as detailed, the two inspections it underwent showed that it got none of those crawlies.
Here is an excerpt from the post No Bed Bugs Found in Lexington Play Place by My Cleaning Products.
Monkey Joe, a play place in Lexington, South Carolina, was recently rumored to have bed bugs. However, with the inspections it went through, it had proven that it doesn't have them.
The rumor started when a mother claimed that her 10-month-old daughter picked up the critters from the play center during their visit on February 04, 2014. She posted pictures of the supposed bed bugs on Facebook and shared her story with local media outlets. When she was contacted by the company's employees following it, she also said her daughter was still recuperating from the bed bug bites.
According to My Cleaning Products, bed bugs are so prevalent these days that there seem to be no place safe from their presence. And as it commented, though they were not found in the reported play place, still there is a possibility that they would infest just like any other place.
And so, to help it and anyone else avoid the infestation of those critters, MCP advised the use of a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray. Besides being wary of any bed bug sign, it said that getting it would enable one to kill bed bugs prompt and safe.
That bed bug spray was actually Bed Bug Bully. The company stated that it is unlike the majority of the pesticides as it is made with organic ingredients. It shared that it is even on EPA's FIFRA 25(b) for being pesticide-exempt.
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Post date: February 20th, 2014
New Jersey, USA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014
Anchor Pest Control, a NJ Exterminator, has been proud of being innovative and customer focused for over 25 years. With their new Bug ID service, they have outdone themselves. Commercial and residential customers can simply send a photo of the little pest that they found to Anchor and a trained pest control technician will respond and let them know what they can do to eliminate the critters. Even non-customers can get one free diagnosis.
More than simply an email with the species of pest, an Anchor technician will call the customer, discuss the critter, share ideas for eliminating them and even schedule an onsite consultation. More information is available at http://www.anchorpestcontrol.net.
"The pest control industry has had minimal advancements in adopting technology to streamline communications with customers. We are bringing the AnchorID service into play, giving customers a quicker resolution to understanding their issues and solving them. Sometimes its just the peace of mind knowing for sure what the pest is, coming from an expert. We regularly have clients sharing bugs that are completely harmless and can be treated by the homeowner easily, saving them a service call to a Pest Control Company." Carmen Reino, Owner, Anchor Pest Control
Since launching this service earlier this month, Anchor has received pictures from people all over New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania wondering what type of pest they have and what can be done about it. Anchor has been able to provide them with an identity for the bug and a solution to the infestation. They even extend a Lifetime Guarantee to commercial customers. Bed Bugs in NJ are a common problem and a misdiagnosis can make the issue much worse.
"Anchor took the time to explain that I had bed bugs based on my AnchorID submission, the necessary next steps, and then arrived quickly to begin the bed bug removal. I have a small hotel with a bed bug problem in our laundry area. This could have quickly escalated into a much bigger issue if we tried to treat the situation ourselves, we thought they were fleas from a guests pet." - Manny S., Customer
Anchor Pest Control offers commercial and residential pest control in NJ, NY and PA. Bed bugs, termite, rodents and other forms of pests have been handled for over 25 years by this team of professionals. Their innovative Bug ID Service is just the latest of the tools that they have brought to their customers to protect them from creatures of all sizes and shapes, both for Residential and Commercial Pest Control.
How does it work? Just visit http://www.anchorpestcontrol.net from your mobile phone and select AnchorID. This will allow you to submit a photo along with your contact information to the Pest Control specialist.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Carmen Reino at 800-585-1580, online at http://www.anchorpestcontrol.net or by email at info(at)anchorpestcontrol(dot)net.
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Post date: February 20th, 2014
LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) -
A Lexington play center reports it is clear of bedbugs after one parent posted on social media that her child contracted bedbugs after visiting the business.
Monkey Joe's in Lexington had a preliminary inspection Wednesday morning by Cayce Exterminating and another review Wednesday afternoon by Bed Bug Detection Services in Isle of Palms, which came with a bedbug dog to do the inspection. Both inspections reported the play center is free of bedbugs.
"In an effort to be expedient as possible, we reached out to two separate pest control companies, one of which recommended the dog," said Kelly Ronna, a spokeswoman for Monkey Joe's. "It is our understanding that a human inspection is the most thorough possible; however, as we are taking this situation very seriously, we wanted to be as thorough as possible."
The bedbug report at Monkey Joe's surfaced on Facebook Tuesday when Lexington mother Nicole Struck said her 10-month-old daughter contracted bedbugs after her first visit to Monkey Joe's in Lexington on Feb. 4.
Struck posted pictures of the supposed bedbugs and wrote about her allegations on Facebook. She also contacted local media outlets to share her daughter's story.
Since authoring the post, Struck was contacted by Monkey Joe's employees to say the business had the inspections. Struck said her daughter is still recovering from the bedbug bites.
Monkey Joe's Lexington owner Brad Ballington said the business is cleaned weekly by Swisher Hygiene.
"Swisher is a service that reduces exposure to germs and cross contamination," Ballington said. "This practice removes the surface bacteria for a minimum of seven days, ensuring Monkey Joe's is covered from one weekly visit to the next."
WIS contacted Swisher Hygiene, but has not received a response from the company.
Read more: Tests show Monkey Joe's does not have bedbugs
Post date: February 19th, 2014
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Bed Bug Showed Up in Biddeford Middle School, My Cleaning Products Suggests a Pesticide-Exempt Bed Bug Spray to Kill …
Post date: February 18th, 2014
Portland, ME (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
A bed bug made an appearance at Biddeford Middle School in Maine. And responding to a report about it, My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray to help the public kill the pest quick and prevent more it from infesting a place.
News website wgme.com reported on February 07, 2014 that the critter was found on February 06 in the clothing of one of the students. Nevertheless, it shared that the School Superintendent Jeremy Ray said that there is nothing to panic about as bed bugs can be quite common. Moreover, the school said that an outbreak of those critters is unlikely to happen.
Based on the report, the sighting of the pesky insect particularly prompted the school officials to send letters to the parents. Besides just informing them about the problem though, it related that it also gave them some tips about the symptoms of having the crawlies.
Here is a part of the post Bed Bug Sighted in Biddeford Middle School by My Cleaning Products.
It was just one bed bug. Yet, it was enough to spur Biddeford Middle School officials into action.
The lone vampire-like critter was found in the clothing of one of the school's students in February 06, 2014. Following its discovery, a letter was then sent to parents informing them of the problem. Some information about the symptoms, as the bed bug bites, was also added there to help the parents protect their children.
According to My Cleaning Products, a bed bug could hitchhike its way unnoticed into almost any place. It said that it could even start an infestation by itself. And because of that, it stressed that an immediate response is needed when it's sighted.
Particularly, when discovered, MCP said that the bed bug must be killed. A thorough inspection must then follow that up, it said, to make sure that none of it was left.
Nevertheless, to be able to kill bed bugs as soon as they are found, the company cited that a bed bug spray must be prepared. And to make the process effective besides being safe, it stated that the public should get Bed Bug Bully instead of any other spray.
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Post date: February 15th, 2014
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Its a topic that may leave you scratching and squirming in your seat, but bed bugs are making their rounds through the Treasure Valley.
Recent cases in the area have sparked after homeowners welcomed secondhand furniture into their homes, along with the unwelcomed pests.
The majority of the calls that weve had, unfortunately, have come from secondhand furniture or secondhand clothing, Gemtek Pest Control director of operations Brian Ellsworth said. And the big problem with this is that some people will go out and theyll get this great deal but unfortunately they havent checked it properly.
Ellsworth says to closely inspect inside the pockets of clothing and any gaps in furniture. Go ahead and flip it over if its a couch, check the inside. What youre looking for in the cracks and crevices are the fecal stains or even their eggs, Ellsworth said.
A female bed bug can lay up to 12 eggs a day. A full grown bed bug is about the size of a pencil eraser but since theyre nocturnal they may not always be visible.
If you do stumble across them youll see they do scatter really quickly during the day, like I said, theyre nocturnal so if you see them during the day that means you have a pretty big infestation, Ellsworth said.
Theyre likely to hide in small nooks and crannies along drawers, headboards, hinges or cabinets. Often times pest control experts will find bed bugs hiding behind picture frames.
Anywhere where you can think of would be a great hiding spot for a bug, thats where theyd go, Ellsworth said.
They can also creep their way into your closet on clothing, so run items through a hot wash and dry cycle before hanging them up.
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