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Although bed bugs have not been shown to transmit disease, is blood loss something we should be worried about? A University of Florida study released in the Journal of Medical Entomology explores this further. BedBug Central's Technical Director Jeffrey White weights in with his thoughts as well.

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Even though many have stated bed bugs are not a health risk because they cant transmit disease, this study raises questions as to whether or not those statements are accurate. In situations where a high level of bed bug infestation goes untreated, there is a greater risk for anemia. This study helps to reiterate the importance of identifying infestations and taking measures to reduce the impact bed bugs can have on humans.

These findings, combined with the recent research that bed bugs can have a measurable psychological impact on humans, may cause certain people to think twice about labeling bed bugs as a non-health risk.

One of the important things about our study was that we were able to prove that bed bug populations have a greater potential to grow than we originally thought, said Dr. Roberto M. Pereira, Associate Research Scientist at the University of Florida. Because we allowed them to feed on a daily basis, our research showed that bed bugs consumed about three times as much blood as were used to seeing. With this boost in feeding and consumption the bed bugs ended up producing three times as many eggs, therefore population growth was a lot faster than expected. This study proved to us that the potential of blood loss in humans is actually real and can get to harmful enough levels within 15 20 weeks.

Technical Director of Bed Bug Central Jeffrey White weighs in with his thoughts. It has long been thought that if you have enough bed bugs present they may be able to take enough blood to cause a health risk. This study gives us a time frame to keep any eye on in regards to when an infestation may be at a risky level. The next step would be to conduct a follow up experiment in an actual infestation to see if this model actually correlates with what happens in the field.

Seeing that it appears bed bugs are back and here to stay knowledge is the best weapon in staying protected from infestations.


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Latest hire shows Terramera continues growth track & customer service focus for Biopesticide products

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 19, 2012

Ms. Kenmuirs 25 years of experience in the pest management industry and close relationships with Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) cements Terrameras commitment to provide strong customer service and anticipate market needs. Ms. Kenmuir joins Terramera from Target Specialty Products, one of the largest pest management distributors in the Western US region.

Initially Kenmuir will be focused on supporting Terrameras flagship bed bug product, CIRKIL. As Terramera broadens its pest management products Kenmuirs industry experience will provide the required know-how to scale customer facing support and training.

"Im excited to be joining the Terramera team and aid in the support and roll-out of innovative biopesticides for the pest management industry," said Sylvia Kenmuir, VP Customer Relations, Product Support & Training. "Market acceptance to Terrameras flagship bed bug product, CIRKIL, demonstrates Terrameras growth potential."

Ms. Kenmuirs appointment comes at the conclusion of a year of tremendous growth for the company. "Terramera is experiencing great customer and distributor interest in the wake of the CIRKIL Product Launch at NPMAs PestWorld in Boston," said Karn Manhas, CEO at Terramera. "Sylvia Kenmuirs leadership acumen and track record of success will aid as Terramera scales."

About Terramera

Terramera is the leader in developing revolutionary biopharma products that are an effective and safe means for pest management. The companys flagship product is CIRKIL for bed bug control. CIRKIL is available in concentrate form (CIRKIL CX) and works against all stages of a bed bugs life cycle including eggs. Terramera is a Vancouver based company founded in 2009 with the mission to provide safe and innovative pest management products for every person and family. For more information about Terramera, visit our website at

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A recent report stated that bed bugs are currently on the rise in Omaha, Nebraska. With the rapid outbreak, is offering a non pesticide solution which was previously only available to large pest control companies. Due to the large outbreak, the eco friendly company has now offered to victims it's Bed Bug Bully sample bottle free with their order including free shipping to subdue the bed bug outbreak.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 28, 2013

Based on the report, the rise in the number of the bed bugs in Nebraska was particularly evident in Omaha. The said long-term increase was already confirmed by the Douglas County Extension Office. Nonetheless, it added among other places, the pests were a much bigger problem in low-income housing.

Omaha Housing Authority's Pine Tower Apartments is one of the housings specifically mentioned in the report. One resident of it named Shavette Giddens shared that she threw almost all her furniture after being bitten and seeing the pests herself coming through the walls, vents and under the door of her apartment. She added that some of her neighbors also complained about bed bugs.

Here's a part of the post Bed Bugs Are On The Rise in Omaha by My Cleaning Products.

So many news had it that bed bugs are becoming more prevalent across the United States and even the world. And indeed, they are now more widespread. Nebraska is one of the states that could prove that assessment correct.

As reported by, in the last two years, the number of the said crawlies was on the rise particularly in Omaha in Nebraska. And that increase was confirmed by the Douglas County Extension Office, it added.

My Cleaning Products agreed with Kathleen Cue of the Douglas County Extension Office that the problem about bed bugs cuts across all economic levels. However, it also said that the pests could actually infest any place. And if in case they started an infestation before it is noticed, it advised the resident to treat it early on.

To do that, MCP said the victim must see pictures of bed bugs and their eggs and nymphs to identify them right. Then, a bed bug check and bed bug elimination must follow it up.

Nonetheless, of the bed bug treatment methods, My Cleaning Products said that the use of spray for bed bugs is the best one could implement. It reasoned that it offers an easy way to kill the pest without compromising effectiveness. However, the spray for bed bugs that it only recommended was Bed Bug Bully, a pesticide-exempt solution approved by FIFRA 25(b).

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Post date: January 14th, 2013

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Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 21, 2013

Pictures of bed bugs play a vital role in the pests' effective elimination, said My Cleaning Products. And so, in its post dated January 18, 2013, the company shared many of them. Moreover, it explained how one could use them to ensure the effectiveness of a bed bug treatment.

According to My Cleaning Products, pictures of bed bugs could specifically help an individual correctly identify the blood-feeding pests. However, it added that people often skip looking at those images and go straight to the treatment. As a result, many mistake them as other insects like the young of cockroaches and booklice.

Because bed bugs are often mistaken as other common house pests, it follows that improper treatment is always implemented, the site explained. And as it stated, with that, money is wasted given that the wrong product or method does not solve the problem.

Apart from that, MCP also detailed that the mis-identification of bed bugs gives them a chance to multiply. That, in return, compounds the problem they bring.

So to avoid mistaking bed bugs as any other insect and to prevent the unnecessary waste of money, My Cleaning Products advised the public to spare time looking at the pictures of bed bugs and familiarize themselves with how they look like. As it said, it is a crucial part of eliminating the pests.

However, more than just checking images of the said pests and even pictures of bed bug bites, the website added that one must also know where the vampire-like pests hide. To help any bed bug victim easily find them, it also shared in its post the bed bug signs a person must always look for.

But for a safe bed bug elimination apart from effective, My Cleaning Products recommended to the public the use of organic-based bed bug spray. It asserted that it's the best bed bug elimination help one could get as it also prevents chemical-related health risks.

Nonetheless, the site only recommended one organic-based bed bug spray Bed Bug Bully. And to prove it themselves that it is truly safe and effective, MCP urged bed bug victims to try a complimentary sample of it. Bed Bug Bully sample is available at, according to the post.

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[youtube=] 27-09-2011 07:37 K-9 Training Chicago provides training for bedbug-sniffing dogs, and the results are amazingly accurate. Entomology researchers at the University of Florida report that well-trained dogs can detect a single live bug or egg with 96 percent accuracy. Detector dogs are useful for locating bed bugs because they use olfaction rather than vision. If trained properly, dogs can be used effectively to locate live bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs.

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September 23, 2012 in Business

Last week I told you that the Federal Trade Commission recently filed deceptive advertising charges against a marketer of bed bug and head lice treatments. Back-to-school season does bring, unfortunately, some hordes of pests. Back in 1998, the FTC put out a press release stating that 6 million to 10 million children a year deal with head liceinfestations.

The FTC wanted companies to disclose, in their print ads and promotional materials, that reapplication (of lice remedies) and egg removal are required to ensure completeeffectiveness.

The Centers for Disease Control website says retreatment of head lice usually is recommended because no approved pediculicide is completely ovicidal. (I think this means it doesnt kill all the eggs. If a company claims that their product does completely eliminate lice and lice eggs in a single application, be skeptical.) Further tipsinclude:

Launder on high heat. Lice and eggs are killed by exposure for five minutes to temperatures greater than128.3F.

Hats, combs and towels that come in contact with the hair of an person with lice shouldnt beshared.

Vacuuming furniture and floors can remove an infested persons hairs that might have viable nitsattached.

Avoid head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact during play and other activities at home, school andelsewhere.

Disinfest combs and brushes used by a person with lice by soaking them in hot water (at least 130F) for 5-10minutes.

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