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Dr Oz Bed Bug Infestation – Dr Oz How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

“Dr. Oz Bed Bugs Infestation: Coming to a Town Near You” Bedbugs found in Movie Theatres, Hotels, it doesn’t matter where you live, no one is immune to getting bedbugs. Today Dr Oz and Mike Masterson tells us how we can protect ourselves from bedbugs and how to find and get rid of bedbugs. Also joining Dr Oz is Missy Henriksen from the National Pest Management Association.

Today on “The View”, Jeff White Battling Bed Bugs! Telling us supplies we can get to protect us from bed bugs using Mattress and box spring encasements (Protect A Bed) and bed bug interceptors. Bed Bugs are everywhere, the info is out there to help you find bed bugs if they are in your home!

Bedbugs effects everyone as DR Oz says it’s a bedbug explosion. Mike Masterson’s of “Verminators” the reality TV series on that airs on the Discovery Channel joined Dr. Oz today on the segment Dr Oz Bed Bugs Infestation How To Protect Yourself From Bed Bugs.

I have been scratching since I started watching the Dr Oz show today. Dr Oz says were facing an outbreak in this country thats escalating at an alarming rate, the bed bug explosion! Experts say it’s the most challenging pest problem of our generation and that it doesn’t matter where you live or if your rich or poor.

America has got a bed bug infestation – Virtually eradicated in the U.S. for half a century bedbugs have come back and with a vengeance. What started as minor isolated outbreaks just a few years ago has turned into a full blown nation wide epidemic.

Mike Masterson Isotech Pest Management in California said that it has gone from 31 cases to 31,000 facilities infested with bed bugs. bed bugs are multiplying in record numbers with a population increase of 500%. These flesh biting creatures are now infiltrating just about everywhere. From bed bugs in your bed to places you would least expect. Exterminators say their dealing with cases of bedbugs in all 50 States.

Once upon a time DDT was used to wipe out bed bugs, but DDT was banned in the 70’s because of high toxicity. Pest manufacturers then started to make chemicals more pest specific, meaning this chemical will kill roaches, this one for ants, etc. This led to non targeted pests to thrive and bed bugs have made a big comeback and not being treated properly and their spreading.

A adult bed bug can lay 500 eggs, and can live one year off one feeding from you! They are now finding bed bugs in restarants. The only good news about bedbugs is that they don’t carry any known human carrying diseases.

There have been stories of people in Cincinnati Ohio, they’re sleeping on the streets because they didn’t want to sleep in their homes that were infested with bedbugs. The phycological effects and the stigma of bed bugs is enormous, people don’t want to talk about bedbugs or admit they had bed bugs and this really holds back progress with dealing with the bed bug problem.

They went on to tell the story of a man and wife whose husband who worked away thought his wife had been fooling around on him because she had this rash so to speak all over her. So when he was back home he made her sleep on air mattress in the kitchen, and lo and behold when he got out of the bed he had bedbug bites all over him and bedbugs found on his side of the bed. He had brought the bed bugs into the home from being away at his work.

Missy Henriksen says that bedbug extermination is not covered by insurance and the bad news is that bedbugs infestations are going to get worse before it gets better, and the good news is it will get better due to Media like the Dr Oz show getting the information out there.

Dr Oz had news clips about bedbug outbreaks everywhere you will see a few listed at the bottom of this article. It is very hard to type while constantly scratching thinking about bedbugs.

How To Protect Yourself From Bedbugs

Dr Oz Bed Bug Infestation – No one is safe from bedbugs: bed bugs are biting across the nation. Learn how to keep this epidemic out of your home.

Bed bugs hunt for a bare patch of skin and then hunker down to fill up before dawn. Someone who has a serious infestation could be bitten as many as 500 times per night. More often, you might see several bites clustered in one spot. Doctors call this “breakfast, lunch, and dinner,” because the bugs are cramming all their meals into a short span of time.

Bed bugs hide in dark spots where they’re unlikely to be disturbed. When you hunt for them, you may not see live bugs, so keep an eye out for their calling cards: rust-colored spots (blood stains), eggs (pearly white and 1 millimeter long), molted skins and black specks. Here’s where to look from them at home – and in “high-risk” public places:

The boxspring: Lift it up and look underneath and along the seams. In some cases, professionals will slice open the cloth to look inside, because the bugs love the wood frame.

Nearby furniture: Inspect sofas, the undersides of bureau drawers, behind the headboard, and the backs and undersides of nightstands. Pay special attention to cracks, crevices, and seams.

On the wall: Peek under picture frames, wall hangings, peeling wallpaper or chipped paint.

At the movies: The hours you sit in the theater give bed bugs plenty of time to creep into your clothing and bags (don’t put them on the neighboring seat; keep them on the floor). Bring a small flashlight with you and give your seats a thorough inspection. Again, you’ll want to look into the cracks and crevices, where the cloth seating meets the plastic molding, and under the armrests.

At the mall: Before you pick up a new piece of clothing, remember: you’re not the first person to touch it. Someone may have returned the very shirt you’re about to take home, and there’s a good chance it entered their bedroom. Be extra careful: check under the arms, behind the collar, inside cuffs and at the seams before trying it on or making a purchase.

Even if you don’t have a rash or find bed bugs after reading this, there are several important steps you can take to make sure you don’t become one of the icky statistics.

Lock ’em out: Buy a Mattress Encasement designed and tested for bed bugs. There’s no way these suckers can get into (or out of) an approved encasement. So, even if bed bugs are introduced to your home, they won’t be able to settle in and will be much easier to spot. Wash your linens weekly (in water at least 120 degrees.)

Trap ’em: Bed bug interceptors (Climbup Insect Interceptors) are small plastic dishes that go under bed legs. The bugs can climb up them, but then they slide down into them and become trapped and easy to spot.

Strip search: When you get home from a “high-risk” area like a flea market, movie theater or mall, take off your clothes and throw them into the dryer immediately, on high heat for 30 minutes. Temperatures of 113 degrees or higher will kill eggs and adults. And don’t forget your shoes; toss them in a pillowcase (to protect your clothes) and throw them in the dryer as well.

Don’t invite them home: As tempting as that comfy armchair at the yard sale may be, don’t buy it. Used furniture such as beds, sofas, and chairs can harbor hidden bugs and bring them right into your home. Keep clutter around your bed to a minimum and never store anything under the bed.

Baggage check: When you feel like you’ve come home from an area where you might have been exposed to bed bugs, dump out your purse (in the foyer or garage). Check the seams and pockets, and treat with an insecticide specifically designed for bags and luggage – Bed Bug Control For Luggage and Mattresses. Next, vacuum out the interior; remove the vacuum filter, put it in a plastic bag, and dispose of it immediately.

Don’t pick up hitchhikers: If you’re traveling, inspect your hotel room and keep luggage on racks as far from the bed and sofas as possible. When you get home, wash anything that can be laundered in a hot wash, or dry on high heat. Seal others in plastic bags(Dissolvable Laundry Bags). Leave the luggage in the garage or foyer. Unzip every compartment, and vacuum it from the inside out, taking extra time in the nooks, and disposing of the vacuum filter immediately. You can also treat your luggage with an insecticide. Other options include PackTite, which are portable units that heat your suitcase to destroy bugs and eggs.

Dr Oz says if you find any evidence of bed bugs, or think you have bedbugs, call a professional right away. Don’t freak out – (I know that is lot a lot easier said than done) and toss your belongings in the street. Throwing out a mattress infested with bedbugs will just spread the infestation both to other parts of your house and to your neighbors.

Apparently bug bombs do not help, and, in some cases, make it much worse, dispersing live bugs to where they cannot be found.

AMC Theatre Shut Down Due To Bedbug Infestation

Bed Bugs Found at New Jersey Movie Theater

MYFOXNY.COM – A movie theater at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, N.J., has been reopened after being temporarily shut down because of bed bugs found inside three of its auditoriums.

Customers complained about bites at the AMC Loews Monmouth Mall 15, so management brought in an exterminator, a spokesman for the company said.

The theater will be treated again in two weeks.

Two AMC theaters in New York City also recently had bed bug problems: One in Times Square and one in Harlem.

Bed bugs have seen a phenomenal resurgence in New York in recent years. Once uncommon in industrialized nations, the bugs have become such a problem that the City Council created an Advisory Board to figure out how to deal with the critters.

Since 2009, bed bugs infestations have hit the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office , CNN at the Time Warner Center, Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie and Fitch, John Jay College, Manhattan College, a Brooklyn movie theater, and even offices of the city’s Health Department .

Bed Bug Tips

Top 10 Tips for Dealing with Bed Bugs
1. Check possible hiding places – Bed bugs don’t just hide in beds.
2. Vacuum every day – Vacuuming is an effective way to not only remove bed bugs but to remove the dirt that offers them shelter.
3. Launder your bed linens – Bed bugs are sensitive to extreme temperatures. Wash your linens in hot water.
4. Move the bed – Move your bed away from the walls and make sure nothing touches the floor.
5. Seal up any holes – Inspect every aspect of your home and caulk up any crevices you find, no matter how small.
6. Cover those pipes – Bed bugs travel along routes created by any kind of pipes or electrical conduits so it is important to seal any openings where pipes or wires enter your home.
7. Inspect new furniture – Before bringing furniture inside, inspect it carefully. Even if that sofa is new, it doesn’t mean the truck it was on didn’t have bed bugs.
8. Use your nose – When a room is infested with bed bugs it may have a pungent, sickly-sweet odor that smells a lot like raspberries.
9. Pesticides – There are many new, improved and less harmful pesticides on the market today, but it is best to consult with a pest control specialist to determine the best way to get rid of bed bugs.
10. Traveling – Inspect mattress seams, look behind headboards and pictures. If you don’t see anything, you should be in the clear.