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Six Facts You Didn’t Know about Bed Bugs

If you follow the news and have seen all the attention bed bugs have received in the past few years, you might think you know all there is to know about this pest: They feed on humans while they sleep, they cause itchy, red bumps and they are hard to get rid of! But these pesky insects have a lot of secrets that you might be surprised to learn. Check out these weird and wacky bed bug facts!

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One Family’s Campaign against Bed Bugs

This article was originally posted at The Globe and Mail

When our second treatment didn’t seem to work, I called Chris Ashby, an entrepreneur who started the company BC Bug after battling bedbugs for months, becoming increasingly frustrated with the companies he was using. Chris was sympathetic and offered a quick treatment at a discount since I had already doled out so much money.

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Live Bed Bugs Found in Vancouver Library Books

This article was originally posted at The Globe and Mail

According to Denise Louzecky at BC Bug, a Vancouver-owned pest control company, books are not ideal places for bugs to live and survive, but they will occasionally nest in them.

“People fall asleep with a book in their bed or on their bedside table,” Ms. Louzecky explained. She said bugs may choose to nest there because it’s close to where they feed.

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Bed Bugs: Facts and Fallacies

With the growth of the internet, our access to information has exponentially improved. Unfortunately, so has our access to misinformation. At Local Pest Control, we hope to educate you about common household pests, their behaviors, preventative measures and treatments.

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How to Check for Bed Bugs

Worried you have bed bugs? Here are three signs that you may have a problem:

1. LIVE BUGS + BLOOD STAINS

Bed bugs like hiding in the cracks and creases of items within 15 feet of where you sleep. The easiest place to check for bed bugs is your mattress. Inspect the edges, looking for any live bugs (think the size of an apple seed) or fecal stains (think of a dot from a pen).

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Wasps Can Recognize Human Faces

A recent study conducted by biologists Elizabeth Tibbetts of the University of Michigan and Adrian Dyer of RMIT University in Melbourne published by Scientific American has found that, along with Honeybees, Wasps can now recognize human faces.

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