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Post date: April 26th, 2013

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Knowledge Center – Bed Bug Life Cycle Photos

Post date: August 19th, 2014

Bed Bug egg, nymph, adult

Observe bed bugs in the various stages of their lifecycle - egg stage, nymph stage, and full adult stage. Bed bugs that have a feeding source exhibit a life span of between 3 and 4 months. If no food source is readily available, bedbugs can enter a dormant stage an...

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Bed Bug Life Cycle: Bed Bugs in all Sizes

Range of sizes of a bed bug during its life cycle. In the egg stage, bed bugs are microscopic, but when they reach adult stage, they are easily visible to the naked eye, at about 1/4 of an inch long.Related articles in the Bed Bug Knowledge Center: Bed Bug BitesBed...

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Bed Bug Life Cycle: Adult and Nymph Bed Bugs

Adult and nymph bed bugs. Nymph-stage bed bugs are capable of feeding immediately after hatching, and can go months without a blood meal.Related articles in the Bed Bug Knowledge Center:Bed Bug BitesBed Bug Feeding HabitsBed Bug Detection

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Bed Bug Life Cycle: Nymph Bed Bug Taking Blood Meal


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University Club Apartments advertises 'We love our residents,' from a banner outside the complex office. Olin Tucker,66, a 15 year tenant in the Section 8 housing and his wife Wanda, 59, say managers have a strange way of showing it.

First, a complaint of bed bugs. "It was just lined with adults, juveniles and eggs," said Wanda as she pointed to a bed pillow.

The Tuckers say they and University Club each spent $550 to have the bed bugs exterminated. They say a promised second spraying hasn't happened.

Then theres the complaint of wheelchair accessibility. "This is too high for it to go over, said Olin as he points to the threshold leading into the apartment. That leads to other issue of wheelchair accessibility for the whole place."

And third, a complaint of black mold the Tuckers say stems from unrepaired flood damage dating all the way back to 2001. "See the mold. See all of that slime," Wanda points out as she opens the door to the air conditioner equipment. She also points out a hole in the shower and under the sink.

University Club community director Angela Foster did not want to be interviewed on the issues of this story. She said the bed bug issue has been addressed. On all the other issues she says that's between herself and the client.

But Lone Star Legal Aide attorney Paula Brumbelow is involved. She's drafting a formal complaint to DTI Investments, the parent company of University Club. Also, Congressman Louie Gohmert has been notified. And the Tuckers wait for the issues to be resolved.

"That puts people like me in a position to have to tolerate what the other people won't do," said Olin.

DTI's mission statement states on its website 'a high quality and diverse living environment and exemplary customer service'. The Tuckers have a difficult time believing the advertising.


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COLUMBUS, Ohio -

Bedbugs have been discovered on the first floors of the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse.

The bugs were discovered in in a room on the first floor of the courthouse this week.

"There were some bed bugs in the chair and there were also ah, eggs," said David Bush, the Deputy Director for the City of Columbus' Department of Finance and Management. "We isolated the chair. We treated the room in accordance with cleaning standards."

Right after workers threw away the chair and sprayed the room another bed bug popped up -- this time 17 floors up.

"There are thousands of visitors that come in and out of that building. There are 14 Municipal Court Judge offices. There's the prosecutor's office the county public defender's office. It's one of the busiest courts around," Bush said.

There was at least one office in the court that sent workers home because of the bedbug issue. Other employees were given tips on how to stop the spread of bedbugs.

Bush believes they have resolved the bedbug issue at this time.


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Experts recommend checking linens, vacuuming carpets (then disposing of the bag), putting clothes in a dryer and other measures when bed bugs are suspected to be in a room. (File)

A week-long quarantine at York County-owned Pleasant Acres Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center ended at noon Wednesday when county officials and a pest control company deemed the facility free from bedbugs.

The bugs were discovered in two residence rooms, and the facility was put under quarantine July 29 "as a precautionary measure," county spokesman Carl Lindquist wrote in a prepared statement.

The reopening to visitors followed an early morning second treatment of the initial rooms to kill any eggs that may have hatched. Residents stayed away from the room for three to four hours after the treatment before the building was reopened, according to an email from nursing home administrator Marlin Peck to county commissioners on Tuesday afternoon.

During the quarantine, the initially identified affected rooms were examined and chemically treated. Then resident clothing and linens were bagged, washed and dried, and wheelchairs from the units were heat-treated for five hours to kill all remaining bugs.

Ehrlich Pest Control performed a sweep of the facility on Monday and Tuesday with their canine unit to identify any further presence of bed bugs.

"I would say that a canine inspection is more effective and efficient than a visual inspection," said Eric Braun, the bed bugs technical services manager at Rentokil, which owns Ehrlich Pest Control.

He said that while a visual inspection by technicians can disrupt the residents for several minutes by moving furniture and mattresses, the dogs have been trained to smell living bed bugs and can finish a room in moments. The bugs' scent can even be detected in "cracks and crevices" that would not have been found through visual inspection.

The Northeast coast has long had a bed bug problem, especially in buildings with more sedentary residents, such as nursing homes, which provide a "food source" for the bugs, Braun said. They are called "bed bugs" only because people associate them with where they sleep. In assisted-living facilities, people also lie dormant for long periods at locations other than their own beds.

"No additional bedbugs were located beyond those originally found, prompting the return to normal visitation and resident movement on Wednesday," Lindquist wrote. "No residents at any point showed symptoms of bed bugs.


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The Pleasant Acres Nursing & Rehabilitation Center reopened for visitation Wednesday after bed bugs discovered in a second resident's room last week prompted a temporary quarantine.

A small section of the nursing home was vacated and treated after a nurse found bed bugs in a patient's room on July 20. When bed bugs were discovered in a second room on July 29, the home halted visitation pending pest-control treatments and an assessment to determine whether a full evacuation was necessary.

The county-run home is reopening after no additional bed bugs were found, spokesperson Carl Lindquist said. He said no residents were found with symptoms of bed bug bites, but acknowledged that does not necessarily mean none came in contact with them.

The center's staff took multiple steps to prevent the bugs from spreading: cleaning resident clothing and linens, heat-treating wheelchairs and bringing in a pest-control company. The bugs are believed to have entered the building through clothing brought in for a resident, Lindquist said.

Lindquist said the county sympathizes with those unable to visit residents for the past week, but said that their main priority is dealing with the situation expediently.

He said the center inspects residents before entering and on a daily basis to spot lice, scabies and similar pests.

But he added that there is no way to completely eliminate the threat of pests like bed bugs when people are constantly coming in and out of the building. He said the five-floor nursing home has about 600 staff who enter and leave the building every day, not counting vendors or visitors.

"Obviously we regret the challenge that this situation placed on both our residents and their families and we know that people want to be able to visit each other, but ultimately our focus in this kind of situation is to address the sitaution as quickly as we can," Lindquist said. "It's just a difficult circumstance and unfortunately a fact of life when you're dealing with a facility of this."

- Reach Michael Tabb at mtabb@yorkdispatch.com.


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Experts recommend checking linens, vacuuming carpets (then disposing of the bag), putting clothes in a dryer and other measures when bed bugs are suspected to be in a room. (File)

A week-long quarantine at York County-owned Pleasant Acres Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center ended at noon Wednesday when county officials and a pest control company deemed the facility free from bedbugs.

The bugs were discovered in two residence rooms, and the facility was put under quarantine July 29 "as a precautionary measure," county spokesman Carl Lindquist wrote in a prepared statement.

The reopening to visitors followed an early morning second treatment of the initial rooms to kill any eggs that may have hatched. Residents stayed away from the room for three to four hours after the treatment before the building was reopened, according to an email from nursing home administrator Marlin Peck to county commissioners on Tuesday afternoon.

During the quarantine, the initially identified affected rooms were examined and chemically treated. Then resident clothing and linens were bagged, washed and dried, and wheelchairs from the units were heat-treated for five hours to kill all remaining bugs.

Ehrlich Pest Control performed a sweep of the facility on Monday and Tuesday with their canine unit to identify any further presence of bed bugs.

"I would say that a canine inspection is more effective and efficient than a visual inspection," said Eric Braun, the bed bugs technical services manager at Rentokil, which owns Ehrlich Pest Control.

He said that while a visual inspection by technicians can disrupt the residents for several minutes by moving furniture and mattresses, the dogs have been trained to smell living bed bugs and can finish a room in moments. The bugs' scent can even be detected in "cracks and crevices" that would not have been found through visual inspection.

The Northeast coast has long had a bed bug problem, especially in buildings with more sedentary residents, such as nursing homes, which provide a "food source" for the bugs, Braun said. They are called "bed bugs" only because people associate them with where they sleep. In assisted-living facilities, people also lie dormant for long periods at locations other than their own beds.

"No additional bedbugs were located beyond those originally found, prompting the return to normal visitation and resident movement on Wednesday," Lindquist wrote. "No residents at any point showed symptoms of bed bugs.


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Residents of Pleasant Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will again be able to receive visitors after work was completed to clean up after a bed bugs were found at the facility last month.

Management of the home located at 118 Pleasant Acres Road became aware of the problem on July 20, according to Carl Lindquist, Director of Communications for York County.

Visitation was temporarily restricted on July 29 as a precautionary measure after bedbugs were found in two rooms. Nursing home staff believe visitors brought the bugs into the facility after dropping off clothing for a resident. An exterminator was hired and quickly put to work.

Were pleased to return to normal operations and thank our residents and their families for their patience as we went through this process, said Marlin Peck, administrator of the nursing home. As our residents and their families know, we take great pride in the cleanliness and quality of care at Pleasant Acres. We regret the challenges caused by the restrictions, but felt these steps were necessary as part of a comprehensive response to this challenge.

No additional bed bugs were located beyond those originally found, prompting the return to normal visitation and resident movement on Wednesday, Lindquist said.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bed bugs travel in the seams and folds of luggage, folded clothes, bedding and furniture. Most people dont realize theyre transporting bed bugs as they travel.

Bed bugs are not known to spread disease, but they bite. Bite responses can range from no physical signs to serious allergic reaction, CDC said.

Signs of a bed bug infestation include bites on the face, neck, arms, hands and other body parts; evidence of the bugs exoskeletons after molting; small bugs in the folds of mattresses and sheets; rusty-colored blood spots on mattresses or nearby furniture; and a sweet, musty odor, CDC said.

No residents at any point showed symptoms of bed bug bites, Lindquist said.

Visitation at the facility will resume at noon Wednesday.


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New York Sign!

Post date: August 3rd, 2014

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New York Sign!

Photo taken when I was in New York in 2011. The sign was in the heart of the Theater District and while walking down the street you could not help but notice it. The sign was the size as a large billboard.

That night in my hotel room I had the unpleasant occasion to meet one of the New York Bed Bugs. Needless to say I was awake all night shooing them away. Thank goodness I left the next day to board a cruise ship.

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Navarre Library Treated For Bed Bugs

Post date: August 2nd, 2014

The L.S. Navarre Branch Library was treated for bed bugs on Monday.

The Monroe County Library System consulted the Monroe Countys Environmental Health Department and a professional team of pest control officials about a suspected discover of bed bugs in a batch of DVDs returned to the library, 1135 E. Second St., Monroe.

The building, owned by the City of Monroe, was closed until pest control professionals could evaluate the situation, a news release said.

Premier Pest Management was contacted and concluded the problem was confined to a small portion of the collection.

The Navarre Branch has been treated and will reopen once the building has been officially authorized for public use.

Library officials are encouraging the public to education themselves about bed bugs and their growing presence in public spaces.

The Library has always been a source of reliable information and we will continue to serve this role, said Nancy Bellaire, library director in a statement. The Library has information available to help people protect themselves. We encourage you to ask questions and stay informed, and we invite you to participate in honest conversation with us regarding the situation.

Officials said they were grateful the incident was isolated to a small portion of the Navarre collection.

Library staff has proven vigilant in their handling of materials and will continue to monitor the collection in the days ahead, a news release said.

Anyone who suspects they have found signs of a bed bug or eggs in a library item should seal the object in a plastic bag and notified the branch from which it was borrowed.


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