Collectabed Mini

Before the Collectabed study was ready for testing Richard gave me a very interesting piece of information and it spurred me to send Richard ten individual sections of one foot long collectabed cardboard/panel sections. The construction was slightly different than the Collectabed proper but the materials, overall design, and function were identical. I called these […]

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Collectabed

The Collectabed has a number of features based on several years of bed bug field observations. For a full description you can find it here: www.freepatentsonline.com/y2017/0065095.html I have noticed over the years that bed bugs have very specific likes and dislikes for harbourage substrates. A bed with very little suitable harbourage will disperse bugs much […]

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Bed bug lab work and traps

When experimenting with bed bugs in an experimental arena it is sometimes important to discern where the bugs go first. When using climb up interceptors the repellency inherent in the device will mask any information on where bugs go first. As such I highly recommend the experimenters use modified glue boards as they have far […]

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Illegal Chemical use and Documentation

Having noted bed bugs have gained considerable resistance to common pyrethroids that exterminators used it is clear that legal applications will have less and less usefulness. If an exterminator, using old school methods, is to have any success at all it would necessitate either increasing the concentration of legal chemicals, using legal chemicals inappropriately, mixing […]

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Steaming and getting the bugs out of a suite

  Steam is a valuable tool but one must recognize the limitations. For example, I can heat sterilize all the furniture in my mobile trailer, remove baseboards and treat those areas directly with chemicals, and still end up with large numbers of bugs in the glue board traps that avoided all these processes. I have […]

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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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