What are Bed Bugs?

Adult bed bugs are small oval wingless insects just under a ¼ inch long and are relatively flat. They are reddish-brown in color and sometimes are mistaken for ticks or small cockroaches. Well-developed antennae, small eyes, and the area behind the

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Bed Bug FAQ

Why have Bed Bugs all of a sudden gone from a nursery rhyme to the “Hot Topic” on the news? Many factors have contributed to this apparently sudden bed bug resurgence.  It is hard to say that any one factor is

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About NBBA

Our Purpose: The NBBA is dedicated to the elimination of Bed Bugs through EDUCATION and PARTNERSHIP. The National Bed Bug Association was developed for the purpose of better detection and treatment methods. There is a great need for education about this

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Woodbury bed bug fire brings lesson on pest control, reveals fire truck glitch

WOODBURY — Nearly a month after a fire sparked by efforts to kill bed bugs consumed a Penn Street home, locals are left with at least two important lessons.  (Read More of This Story)

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Letting the Bedbugs Bite: Repellant Maker Fined for Misleading Ads

If you’re plagued by tiny nigh-invisible nightly visitors that leave your arms  and legs dotted with itchy welts, you may have stopped short of dousing your  mattress in kerosene and cathartically (if unwisely) lighting a match by first  giving spray-on products that promise to kill bedbugs a shot.  (Read More of This Story)

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Salvation Army Gets Creative in Bed Bug Battle

LAS VEGAS — Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that feed on blood while people sleep, and they are taking over Salvation Army shelters. (Read More of This Story)

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Travelers Having Dramatic Impact Spreading Bed Bugs

Earlier this month, Terminix reported bed bug complaint calls were up dramatically this year in cities across the country–54 percent in Sacramento, 53 percent in Milwaukee, 50 percent in Las Vegas, 47 percent in Columbus, 46 percent in Baltimore, 41 percent in San Bernardino, and 40 percent in St. Louis. (Read More of This Story)

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