About bed bugs handbook was started before the current bed bugs epidemic. At the time it was difficult to find information that a homeowner, apartment dweller or traveler could use to prevent, identify or kill bed bugs. To solve the problem, we've set out to collect the best information available on bed bugs; from their biology and lifecycle, through what to do if you are trying to treat an infestation.
We've received hundreds of reader questions, which are answered and published throughout the site. Each question helps us improve the answers and bed bug information provided.
We started with the basics, which in our mind was what to do if you think you have bed bugs. To answer this simple question, wee suggest reviewing the following sections of the site:
Bed bugs are a
growing problem around the world.
Reports of infestations are up double digits year to year.
While some blame the banning of the pesticide DDT, the
problem is even more complex as bed bugs had started to develop a
resistance to the one pesticide that was universally used to kill them years ago.
Our editors formed a natural curiosity toward bed bugs after hearing constant reports at our home base, New York City. Friends and neighbors were constantly complaining about bed bugs, but couldn't find one comprehensive source of information. Hence the idea for the bed bugs handbook was born.
They were asking questions such as how infestations spread, how can you avoid bed bugs when buying an apartment and what types of chemical and non chemical treatment options exist.
It is with these questions and more in mind that we set out to collect and publish the latest information available on bed bugs. If you can't find an answer to your question, please fill out the form below and we'll do our best to collect the information you are looking for.
We also publish stories sent to us by our many readers. These stories are meant to help home owners, renters and travelers steer clear of the bed bug problem.
While bed bugs don't spread disease, no one wants to sleep in a room that is infested. In New York they even threaten the tourism economy, as visitors fear picking up bugs in even the finest hotels.
We hope the bed bugs handbook answered your questions about us and helped you in the battle to avoid a bed bug problem.
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