Pesticide Resistance and Exterminator Practice

Back in 2008 a single course of Permethrin, mixed at label rates and applied as per label directions, could get rid of bed bugs in a single treatment. Sometimes I would treat a baseboard and find dead bed bugs less than 18 inches from the baseboard. The resistant ones made it a few feet. Over […]

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Integrated pest management, cockroaches, and bed bugs

Over the years I have noted that bed bug infestations are easier to treat if the tenant has a bed with box spring and legs. The bugs, at least in smaller infestations, start by infesting the raw wood and cloth folds in the mattress edges and box spring which reduces spread to other areas of […]

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Can Bed Bugs Climb Teflon and Glass?

Winnipeg Bed Bugs Do you think bed bugs can climb teflon and glass? See PROOF here. For more info on Winnipeg Bed Bugs, see out website http://winnipegbedbugheating.com/ Leon Wieler from Sleep Tight Exterminations LTD source

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How Long Bed Bugs Live – Some Discrepancies

How Long Bed Bugs Live – Some Discrepancies Home Leon Wieler from Sleep Tight Exterminations LTD source

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A comparison of two different beds and their ability to hold onto bed bugs.

In the last few months I was privileged to be involved in treating two suites with slightly different beds. Both beds were melamine construction box frame (sitting on the floor) queen sized beds with wooden slats under the mattress (no box spring). Both suites were comparably infested with bugs limited more or less to the […]

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Field observations of modified glue boards and regular glue boards

One of my landlord customers has been monitoring a large building and one of the suites contained zero furniture except for a very small stuffed chair and a thin area carpet. The scant furniture and lack of obvious sleeping area created problems for monitoring so random flat trapper max glue boards were placed in the […]

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Bed Bugs Mattress Dragging in the Alley

Bed Bugs Mattress Dragging in the Alley Home Leon Wieler from Sleep Tight Exterminations LTD source

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Following bed bug preparation instructions and differences in ability

Over the years I have noted that some people find it easy to follow instructions, some people find instructions difficult, and some outright refuse to follow instructions. Sometimes it is easy to figure out who can or can not follow instructions. For example a morbidly obese lady with no feet will have difficulty doing just […]

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Mental health and bed bugs

Having lived in Winnipeg’s inner city for 14 years I have gained a fair bit of “street” wisdom. For example when a woman asks you for the “time” it is simply a precursor to sexual solicitation. Or if a man panhandling on the corner with a sign that says “homeless – please help” it is […]

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Professional lab testing the modified glue board trap

Over the years we have used glue board traps extensively and trained landlords on how to build and use them as well. We have noted that it is entirely possible, given the right circumstances and tenant cooperation, to remove all bed bugs from a suite with nothing more than heat sterilizing the beds and stuffed […]

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