Anatomy of bed bug

AUGUSTA, ME (FOX 32 News) - A man in Augusta, Maine who was angry with the service at a government office released hundreds of live bed bugs as payback. The man entered the municipal code enforcement office Friday and slammed a cup of the bugs on the front counter, releasing hundreds of the tiny pests. Earlier that day the man had made a complaint at the office against his landlord, claiming a bed bug problem in his apartment building. He became angry after being told that he did not qualify for assistance.

After a month of dealing with bedbug infestations, the Charleston Fire Department announced Monday that all city fire stations are now free of the pests. Firefighters who were relocated from four stations in recent days and weeks were allowed to return to their respective stations Friday. All 16 of the department's stations were inspected and cleared by K-9s trained to detect bedbugs. Crews from two stations on James Island were forced to move to air-conditioned tent shelters, while firefighters from a station

Grossness is subjective, but bed bugs are objectively pretty disgusting. "The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) has long been a pest feeding on blood, causing itchy bites and generally irritating their human hosts," says the Environmental Protection Agency. If the concept of blood-sucking bugs isn't creepy enough, learning about their amazing reproductive abilities and mutated features will really make your skin crawl. In observance of Bed Bug Awareness Week, here are five nasty facts about these buggers.

Bed Bug Hotel and Apartment Reports. Click on the city below to find our latest bed bug reports in New Hampshire on hotels. To report a new bed bug incident, navigate to our city page below to see further details. Recommended tips after hotel check-in: 1. Pick up the mattresses in the rooms and look under it. Check around the edges of the box springs. 2. Check under the box spring. 3. Lift up each headboard an lie it on the bed. Carefully inspect the hole where the headboard was lifted out

fox8.comAngry man denied assistance releases around 100 bed bugs in city officefox8.comAUGUSTA, Maine -- A Maine man who was angry he didn't qualify for assistance slammed a cup of live bed bugs Friday on the counter of a local municipal office and released around 100 of the tiny pests, the Kennebec Journal reports. The man went to the ...Disgruntled man releases bedbugs in government officeFOX 5 DCAngry man denied assistance releases 100 bed bugs in city officeNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVDisgruntled man throws cup of bedbugs in Maine ci

Updated: Jun 5, 2017 - 6:47 PM WEYMOUTH, Mass. - A Weymouth apartment building is infested with bed bugs. Some say its been a problem for years and nothing has been done about it. The problem seems to be especially critical on the sixth floor of Pope Towers where a little girl was bitten last weekend and where, several sources say an elderly woman was bitten so badly, she had to seek medical help. The housing authority says this is an intermittent issue, but that's not how some tenants describe it. Thre

Rex is a certified bed bug detection canine. Fire officials say he sniffed, searched, and inspected for tiny pests at sixteen Charleston Fire Department stations. (Brian Heins/WCIV) Man's best friend became a savior for the Charleston Fire Department. Rex is a certified bed bug detection canine. Fire officials say he sniffed, searched, and inspected for tiny pests at sixteen fire stations. "When he goes in a home, he doesn't care if he finds bed bugs. He cares about finding a little tennis ball.

By Cliff Pinckard AUGUSTA, Maine -- A man angered that he didn't qualify for assistance took his revenge, slamming a cup on the counter of a municipal office and releasing an estimated 100 bedbugs, reports say. The man's response on Friday forced officials to close the Augusta City Center for the day as exterminators were called in to kill the bedbugs, the Kennebec Journal reports. According to the Journal, the man had been to the city offices earlier Friday to complain about his living situation. He had

DETROIT, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Whether at home or traveling for summer vacation, bed bugs could be a key concern. Although named for their habit of feeding on human hosts in bed, they can be found in all types of locations and items. To promote public awareness and to help avoid infestations, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has declared June 4-10, 2017 as Bed Bug Awareness Week. Rose Pest Solutions is joining NPMA in this important public education effort by sharing common signs of a bed bug

The city manager in Augusta, Maine, says the municipal office building had to be sprayed for bedbugs after a man threw a cup of the pests onto an office counter and about 100 of them scattered off. (Courtesy William Bridgeo) The city manager in Augusta, Maine, says the municipal office building had to be sprayed for bedbugs after a man threw a cup of the pests onto an office counter and about 100 of them scattered off. City Manager William Bridgeo tells the Kennebec Journal the man apparently complai

NewserMan Releases Live Bedbugs, Shuts Down City HallNewserThe Kennebec Journal reports a "disgruntled" man entered Augusta city hall Friday and promptly shut it down by releasing dozens of bedbugs. He whipped out a cup [full of live bedbugs] and slammed it on the counter, and bam, off they flew, maybe 100 of ...Officials: Man unleashes bedbugs at city office after not qualifying for benefitsAtlanta Journal ConstitutionDisgruntled Maine man takes out anger on city workers using bed bugsNH1 NewsDisgruntled Maine man unleashes 100

This story was originally published on WorkingMother.com. When you finally take a well-deserved trip, the last thing you want to concern yourself with is bed bugs. But even the finest hotels can have them. The hitchhiking pests travel to new places by way of both humans and their belongings. When they find a new home, they look for places to hide, such as mattresses, headboards, couches, and chairs, where theyll have access to a blood meal undisturbed. While you can find bed bugs in other public places such

You may think the best way to deal with a bed bug problem is to only use insecticides. But many people often overlook the importance of using non-chemical methods and, more importantly, preventing the bugs in the first place. This is particularly critical in multi-unit housing buildings where bed bugs are very difficult to eliminate. Alvaro Romero, from New Mexico State Universitys College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, is working with other researchers to educate the public about preventing

Kristie Garcia, For the Sun-News 12:21 p.m. MT June 3, 2017 New Mexico State University(Photo: Courtesy) LAS CRUCES - You may think the best way to deal with a bed bug problem is to only use insecticides. But many people often overlook the importance of using non-chemical methods and, more importantly, preventing the bugs in the first place. This is particularly critical in multi-unit housing buildings where bed bugs are very difficult to eliminate. Alvaro Romero, from New Mexico State U