Looking Back: Top Bed Bug Stories From 2012

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Just for a change of pace, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back at some of the top bed bug stories from 2012.

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Chicago becomes the #1 bed bug-infested city

The list is out of the top 50 cities with the worst reported bed bug problems. This is not a list you want your city to make but it seems that the areas with the most people are seeing the worst problems. Looks like we need to continue spreading bed bug awareness. For more information, view the list of the top 50 bed bug-infested cities in 2012

Urban Outfitters in Manhattan neither confirms nor denies bed bug problem

A customer spotted a bed bug on the sales floor and multiple employees complain of sightings and itchy, red bed bug bites but the question remains, does Urban Outfitters have a bed bug problem? Bed bug dogs said no but the itchy employees may say otherwise.

Libraries become a new target for bed bug infestations

Perhaps there is something good about all this online book reading since library patrons are taking home more than good books. Frequently rented library books should be checked out (and check over) with caution! Click the link to read more about the threat of bed bugs in libraries

Bed bug dogs continue in the fight against bed bugs

It seems that bed bugs are standing no chance when it comes to the nose of a trained bed bug detecting canine. Pest control professionals around the country are finding that bed bug inspections are much more effective when done by trained dogs. Read on to learn more about the fight against bed bugs with man’s best friend. And don’t forget, Parkway Pest Services offers K-9 bed bug inspections for your NY home and business! 

Kentucky woman proves that DIY heat treatments are a bad idea when she burns down an entire apartment building

You would think this was the story of a DIY heat treatment gone bad, but instead, it’s the story of a couch soaked in alcohol and a dropped cigarette. Read on to learn why bed bug treatments should ALWAYS be left to the professionals!

Here’s to 2013 being a year filled with stories about declines in bed bug infestations and effective (professional) bed bug treatments! To learn more about bed bug control in New York including Long Island, the Five Boroughs, and Westchester County, simply contact our team at Parkway Pest Services.


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