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Houston Ranks 12th in Top Bedbug Cities


According to this report of the top bedbug infested cities, Houston, TX now ranks 12th on the list of 50. This year’s rankings have Cincinnati coming in second and New York City — the most-infested city for the past two years — coming in third. Cleveland, Miami, Indianapolis and New Haven joined the top 15 this year.

Bedbugs feed on human blood and prefer to live in beds or other household furniture. Victims are usually attacked while sleeping, oblivious to the fact that they are being bitten. Here is an informative graphic breaking down everything you need to know about bedbugs:

Symptoms of bedbug attacks can include irritating red welts on the skin and allergic reactions that are generated by the pest’s saliva. Because the bites remove some of the victim’s blood, prolonged bedbug contact can lead to anemic conditions although it is rare.

If you think you may have contracted bedbugs, you better call a Houston pest control professional: bedbugs are infamously challenging to eliminate on your own. TIME magazine reports, consumer “bug bombs” or “foggers” have been proven to be unproductive in exterminating the bedbugs and can even make an infestation worse. Consumers also frequently overuse home pesticides, which can cause illness and even death.

Bulwark Exterminating
10900 Brittmoore Park Drive
Houston, TX 77041
(281) 668-4930

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8280 Golf Green Circle
Houston, TX 77036
(832) 248- 7804

16155 Park Row, Suite 190
Houston, TX 77084
(832) 460-3698

Pesticides Suspected in Killing

Recent pest control report on worldwide pest control issues.

    Pesticides Suspected in Killing 2 Children in the middle east just this past February.

Thank goodness for the US.

Bed Bugs Back and Booming

Bed Bugs are Back and Booming!

Bed bugs are not only a problem here in Houston, but they are booming everywhere. Uncertain to why they are back so rampant after almost 50 years of extinction in the US, many are blaming international travel, and some blame immigration… however, its highly doubtful that immigrants could be the sole cause. The Bed Bug problem reaches as far North as New York city, where they estimate an 30% increase over the past year. No matter the cause, the bed bug news goes from bad to worse. The recent Bed Bug Summit came away with no real solution.

Here are a few quick tips:

  • 1- Wash your sheets regularly.
  • 2- Wash your clothes after staying in hotels. All clothes, both used and unused.
  • 3- Cover mattresses with plastic bed bug sheets.***
  • *** Probably the most important tip. As mattress covers not only prevent them from nesting in your bed but can also help eliminate those that already have infested mattresses.

    Get Mattress and box spring covers here: Bed Bugs