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What is the difference between a bite barrier and an encasement?

Bite Barriers and Encasements are products that seem similar but are actually quite different. Encasements seal your mattress and box springs so bugs can’t get in or out, so it’ll [...]

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Once a treatment has been completed and no bugs are seen for one year, can there be bed bugs remaining from the previous infestation which will resurface as a new infestation?

This is very unlikely after a gap of that much time. What is most likely happening in cases like these is that new bed bugs have been introduced to form a brand new infestation.

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What is the silver bullet to control bed bugs?

There is no silver bullet! Bed bug control typically takes lots of time and effort. It is a good idea to consider hiring a knowledgeable pest management professional to control bed bugs.

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If I visit a bed bug infested apartment, how can I help protect myself from getting bed bug hitchhikers?

Remember that bed bugs are most active at night, so daytime may be best for your visit. Take as few items as possible with you into an infested apartment. Bed bugs are most likely to bite you or [...]

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How should clients coming from heavily-infested homes be handled?

While you should try to limit the spread of bed bugs in your facility, do not make the person feel stigmatized or discriminated against. Many people are ashamed of having bed bugs, but bed bugs [...]

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How can people prevent the spread of bed bugs?

Everyone: Check for bed bugs at hotels and refuse to stay in a room showing signs of bed bugs Store luggage on a luggage rack and/or in the bathtub to prevent hitchhikers Never pick up furniture [...]

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Will my pets be safe from bed bug treatment of my home?

In general, the pesticide treatments applied by pest management professionals are safe for pets, as long as you follow the professional’s directions exactly. Bed bug treatments vary widely, so [...]

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If a dog or cat lives with a bed-bug infested person, should the pet be treated?

No special treatment is necessary for your pet. Fortunately, standard flea and tick treatments provided by a veterinarian often help control bed bugs on pets. Bed bugs prefer to bite humans [...]

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Will my pet spread bed bugs when I take it to a neighbor’s house?

While bed bugs might bite a pet, they don’t live on bodies, so pets themselves are very unlikely to spread bed bugs. However, bed bugs will hide in pet bedding and pet carriers, and transport of [...]

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Will bed bugs feed on my pets?

Yes, bed bugs will feed on any warm-blooded animal (e.g., cats, dogs, birds, bats, and rodents), but they prefer to feed on humans. If they feed on a pet, they typically feed on those areas with [...]