When treating for bed bugs, should the whole house be treated or just the rooms where you find them during inspection?
Submitted by mike, KY
Is tenting a home or business for bedbugs recommended?
Submitted by Louis, FL
Can an apartment be successfully treated for bed bugs if connecting apartments are infested?
Submitted by mike, KY
I treated a unit for bedbugs 21 days ago. I reinspected the unit and did not find any live bedbugs. However, the customer wants me to treat the unit again. Can this be done legally even though no live bedbugs have been found?
Submitted by MANUEL, CA
A potential customer calls and I visit her home for possibe bed bug activity. When I establish by visual inspection that a child's room has a severe bed bug infestation, am I legally required to report same?
Submitted by Richard, TX
What are all the dust products used to elimate bed bugs? What is the mortality rate and date range of elimination?
What is your suggestion for treating bed bugs located behind paneling and insulation? We are noticing that bed bugs are beginning to hide behind paneling and even behind insulation, making heat treatments not as effective. What is the best solution?
Submitted by Becky, AL
What do you recommend for servicing libraries for bed bugs? Bed bugs are being brought in on returned books, movies and patrons.
Submitted by Bob, IN
Can a doctor/dermatologist determine that a bite on a person was caused by a bed bug?
Submitted by Richard, NY
Bed bugs hitchhiking in shoes makes sense since body heat is attracting them. But what makes a bed bug hitchhike in a purse or suitcase since there is neither heat nor carbon dioxide emanating from them?
Submitted by jon, IN
How effective is diatomaceous earth in ridding of bed bugs and what is the mortality rate? Also, can it be used with other liquid sprays?
Submitted by stephen, CA
We use canine inspections to check our bedbug work. Currently, we are re-inspecting anywhere between four hours and two weeks after treatment to do this. We have had canines hit on a couch four hours after a thorough heat, which may mean that the treatment was not 100% successful. However, I understand that the live scent may remain for hours after a kill. In your opinion, how long after a t...
Submitted by Cheryle, CA
I have a house that has found four bed bugs. I have treated furniture and baseboards with liquid and dust. When they find a bed bug, it's always crawling on a wall or in an out of the way spot. They go to a church where I found bed bugs. I’ve only found one bed bug and no cast skins or spots in the usual locations. They always find them after they are at the church. I think they are bring...
Submitted by Mike, OH
How can it be explained that bed bugs have had mutations in their genetic code that allow them to survive chemical pesticides and produce more chemically resistant offspring?
Submitted by robbie, SC
I have a customer that complains she has bedbugs. I did my inspection in the apartment and found there was no furniture or beds. The people are sleeping on the carpet. I consider the apartment to be unoccupied. I gave them glue boards and told them they need to sleep by the glue boards. How would you handle something like this?
Submitted by Danny, NV
I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio. Big problem with bed bugs. They say that the strain of bugs we have here are resistant to chemicals. I'm dealing with an apartment building where a tenant did not tell the owner about the bugs until it was too late. The owner unknowingly had the tenant and all the other tenants spray alcohol. Now my problem is that we are finding a few bugs all over – one or two ...
Submitted by Richard, OH
What new products are good for controlling bed bugs?
Submitted by Todd, NJ
I have a mobile home park I do work for. They have a mobile home with a bed bug issue and the home is vacant. Can I treat it with Nuvan Pro-Strips and if so how long should the treatment be?
Submitted by Don, OH
Have you come across peer-reviewed research journal articles testing the so-called residual effect chemicals have on bed bugs? I understand the dust and DE residual effect if bed bugs walk through this, but have a harder time wrapping my mind around chemical solutions having a residual effect. As far as I know, bed bugs aren't thigmotropic in the true sense as are some species of cockroaches. I...
Submitted by Darren, UT
Do bed bugs ever drink water, or is all of their liquid requirement met by the blood they ingest?
Submitted by Jeff, OH
What is your opinion about the Bed Bug Bully product for bed bugs? Is it a scam or is it effective?
Submitted by abraham, NY