Secret Site Map
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Home News Research Shows July Through September Peak Season for Bed Bugs

Research Shows July Through September Peak Season for Bed Bugs

Bed bugs

Hot summer temperatures speed up bed beg maturation time, according to BedBug Central analysis

| July 5, 2012

 LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Bed bug activity reaches its peak from July to September, marking the start of bed bug season, according to a new bed bug population analysis by BedBug Central.

Studies have shown that bed bugs develop from an egg to adult in 66 days at 64 degrees, but this maturation time decreases to 14 days at 82 degrees. This rapid development combined with an increase in bed bug movement in warmer temperatures is the suggested reason for elevated activity during summer months, BedBug Central said.

The report was conducted by BedBug Central Technical Director Jeffrey White, who reviewed the number of initial bed bug services submitted by select pest management companies throughout five regions of the country beginning January 2008 through April 2012.

White said this new data provides the public with research they can use to help promote and practice sound prevention methods and treatment options.

More details from BedBug Central's report can be found here

Top news

Cockroach Pieces in Instant Noodles Leads to Recall

Two Japanese food companies have pulled products from store shelves and issued a recall after pieces of cockroaches were found in their noodle meals, WSJ reports.

Podcast: Cleveland Dixon on His 'Biggest Mistake'

Dixon, CEO of Holiday Termite & Pest Control, discusses his experiences using a Web design/SEO firm, and the benefits of him taking on these responsibilities himself.

Malden High Schools Collaborate with Yankee Pest Control in Mural Contest

Students from Walden, Mass., area high schools painted murals on the backside of Yankee Pest Control's building for a competition. Yankee generously paid for all of the paint supplies and tarps, and provided pizza and refreshments to all of the students each time they were on site.

Adrian Steel Offers Ladder Racks for Full Size Pickup Trucks

The Load Runner Ladder Rack features 2-inch durable round tubing and square crossbars, removable center and rear crossbars, and welded tie down cleats to ensure safe transportation of ladders.

BugMaster's White Announced as 2014 TPCA Technician of the Year

The Texas Pest Control Association named Andrew White, a 27-year-old service professional with BugMaster Termite & Pest Control, Humble, Texas as its 2014 Technician of the Year.

x