Insect Music Friday: Marty McFly

By |2014-12-15T17:04:53+00:00August 31st, 2012|bed bugs, Environment, pest control|

Did you read our blog post and ask “Who?” and “What?” Twenty seven years ago this August we got home from summer camp and had to catch up on the movies we missed, especially “Back To The Future,” which was the big hit of 1985.  (Spoiler Alert for anyone who hasn’t seen this classic.) At

Mosquitoes & West Nile – Serious if not yet “Bibical Proportions”

By |2014-12-15T17:04:53+00:00August 31st, 2012|bed bugs, Environment, pest control|

Be careful outside this year! West Nile virus cases have reached record levels in the US.  Climate changes causing heat waves and droughts are thought to be among the reasons, with higher temperatures fostering faster reproduction of both the mosquito and the virus.  As Reuters reported: A total of 1,590 cases of West Nile virus, including

Political Conventions Lead Us To Bed Bug Political Cartoons

By |2014-12-15T17:04:54+00:00August 30th, 2012|bed bugs, Environment, pest control|

They says politics make strange bed fellows.  While we are NOT political in this blog or as a company, we do know all about strange bed fellows. Don’t worry, we’re not going to comment on politics even though the national political conventions are taking place this week and next. We appreciate how political cartoonists use their art for very

Federal Inspector: Bird Strikes Rising & FAA’s Current Efforts Insufficient

By |2014-12-15T17:04:54+00:00August 29th, 2012|bed bugs, Environment, pest control|

How big a problem are bird collisions for planes? They’ve quintupled in the last 20 years! See the AP’s new article:  An audit of the Federal Airline Administration’s efforts to curb bird strikes of airplanes cited a five-fold increase in bird strikes over the last two decades, from 1,770 reported in 1990 to 9,840 reported

Off To College May Mean Hello To Bed Bugs

By |2014-12-15T17:05:11+00:00August 24th, 2012|bed bugs, Environment, pest control|

While parents are busy preparing their children for departures to colleges, it is important that parents take important steps to prevent their children from encountering bed bug infestations once they get to campus.  Bed bugs are significant problems in dormitories and student housing in the tri-state area (Cornell University entomologist Jody Gangloff–Kaufmann has noted: “Bed

Firefighters, EMTs & Residents Sick From Bed Bug Chemicals Used In NJ Building

By |2014-12-15T17:05:12+00:00August 21st, 2012|bed bugs, Environment, pest control|

This weekend WNBC 4 – New York and WABC-7 Eyewitness News both reported on how chemicals used in a bed bug treatment of units in an Elizabeth, NJ apartment caused illness in residents and public officials. Quoting the two news accounts: EMT and firefighters first responded to the building in Elizabeth after receiving a report

Will Vacuuming Solve Bed Bug Issues?

By |2014-12-15T17:05:13+00:00August 20th, 2012|bed bugs, Environment, pest control|

We often receive the question if people can simply vacuum their homes in order to solve their bed bug problems. Bell Environmental believes that people should vacuum their homes once you learn you have bed bugs, but vacuuming is not a solution to a bed bug problem. In preparation for and not as a substitute

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