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Bed Bug Awareness Week 2017 – The War on Bed Bugs

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Many people and unaware of the bed bug risk that is present all around them.  While most people would agree that bed bugs are most commonly found in hotels/motels, they don’t know that they could just as easily find bed bugs on their way to work, in their leisure time or in the classroom.  This year for bed bug awareness week AZEX wants to shed some light on some of the “lesser known” places where bed bugs are commonly found.

 

Schools

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How to Stay Bed Bug Free in Your New Home or Apartment

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Are you planning to move this year?  Are you buying a new home or moving into a new rental or apartment?  These times can be very stressful, especially if you unintentionally walk into a bed bug infestation!  AZEX Pest Solutions is here to help you keep your moving experience bug free by offering K-9 inspections and heat treatments.

6 tips to make sure that you stay bed bug free throughout your move:

  1. Schedule a K-9 inspection before you purchase a home or sign a lease agreement.  A pre-inspection will tell you if bed bugs are hiding in the walls, under carpets or in cracks and crevices in the walls where it is difficult to see.  If bed bugs are detected during the inspection, a heat treatment can be applied to eliminate the bugs.
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Misidentifying Bed Bugs Is a Common Problem

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Because of the rise in bed bug infestations highlighted in the news, many Americans are on the look-out for bed bugs wherever they go.  When a person sees a bug they don’t know, especially if it is on their bed, many will misidentify it as a bed bug. People also have been known to wake with unexplained bites and jump to the conclusion that they have bed bugs, when in reality they just got bitten by a mosquito the night before and didn’t realize.  Misidentifying other bugs as bed bugs can cost hundreds in unneeded treatments and inspections.

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5 Popular DIY Bed Bug Treatments and Why They Don’t Work

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There are countless DIY methods out there that claim to kill bed bugs.  Just a quick Google search will bring up hundreds of articles claiming that you can rid yourself of bed bugs using “this magical method”.  Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.  Bed bugs are extremely resilient and hearty.  Bed bugs are known for reoccurring infestations because the eggs and nymphs are nearly impossible to see and like to hide inside furniture and bedding.  A DY treatment MAY kill the live bugs, but with all of those eggs waiting to hatch, it’s just a matter of time before the bugs start to thrive again.  We have compiled a list of some of the most popular DIY methods and why they don’t work.  But, before you lose hope, we also have a method that DOES WORK – So read on, and find out the one way that kills bed bugs THE FIRST TIME!

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Everything You Need to Know About Bed Bug K-9’s

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At AZEX Pest Solutions our K-9 Detection team is leading the fight against bed bugs.  We have some of the most well trained K-9’s in the field and are proud to offer their services to all of our bed bug clients.  AZEX is one of the few pest control businesses to offer in-house K-9 detection services in Arizona.  With their speed and accuracy our K-9 Bed Bug Detection Unit is hard to beat.

 

How accurate are the AZEX dogs at detecting bed bugs?

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The Dangers of Traditional Chemical Bed Bug Treatments

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Humans have been trying to eliminate bed bugs for 100’s of years.  We have tried many different elimination methods, some of which have almost proven successful. But, over the years we have learned another lesson; bed bugs are extremely hardy and adaptable.  Traditionally exterminators have used chemical treatments to kill the bugs.  While this worked for many years, bed bugs have since developed a resistance to these chemicals and continued to thrive.  With every new chemical substance that we introduce into our bed bug arsenal, not only do bed bugs evolve, we also damage the environment in the process.  Here are some of the dangers that pesticides pose to our health and the health of our environment:

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Bed Bug News Update

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Bed bugs are at it again!  There have been many bed bug stories in the news lately and in an effort to educate people about bed bugs, we have compiled a list of some of the biggest stories in bed bug news from around the world.

 

PortsMouth, VA

A mother of 4 was interviewed by local news earlier this year regarding a bed bug problem that has plagued the family since October 2012.  Ineffective pest control efforts resulted in spreading the bugs around the public housing unit and required countless follow up treatments. The woman’s children were reportedly traumatized by the bug problem which ultimately encouraged the mother to search for legal help.  After taking the housing authority to court, a settlement was reached.  [1]

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The Ultimate Pest Q & A

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Have you ever had a question about an insect found in your home or yard?  Ever see a bug and wonder what it is or if it is dangerous?  The technicians at AZEX get 1000’s of questions every year about anything from ants to bed bugs. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions

What makes homes attractive to pests?

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Bed Bug Awareness Week 2016: Azex Pest Solutions, Is Keeping Bed Bugs Away!

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Last year for Bed Bug Awareness Week we talked about general bed bugs facts and tips to keep bed bugs from hitching a ride home with you.  You can read that article here.  This year we want to raise awareness about bed bugs by educating the public about ways to kill and detect bed bugs that actually work.  So many people either don’t treat the problem or try dangerous DIY treatments because of lack of money or knowledge.  By reading this article we hope to shed some light on just how easy bed bug elimination can be with the right exterminator.

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A Treatment For Bed Bugs That’s Actually Good For Your Health

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For the people that find bed bugs in their home or business, panic is often the first reaction.  Tiny bugs crawling on your skin and feeding off your blood isn’t the way anyone wants to wake up! While bed bugs are not known to spread diseases, their presence in your home can cause other medical issues and attempting to kill them can introduce dangerous chemicals and fumes into the air that can be dangerous to you, your family, and your pets.

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