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Scientists Study Genome of Bedbugs

Bedbugs, known formally as Cimex lectularius, have been biting people for centuries.  They survive solely on human blood. Widespread insecticide use after World War II eliminated them from many regions but they've now rebounded world-wide and have developed pesticide...

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Plus-size Rats in Sacramento this Season

Calls have been pouring into our Sacramento pest control office, with homeowners and business owners reporting that, suddenly, rats have moved into their attics and garages. Now rat problems always grow worse during our chilly, rainy Sacramento winters, because, like...

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The Current Status of Bed Bugs in the U.S.

Bed Bug TV is a series is hosted by Technical Director of BedBug Central and research entomologist Jeffrey White.  In this episode, published on November 24th, 2015, Mr. White discusses the current status of bed bugs in the US and the direction the bed bug resurgence...

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Study Shows Bed Bugs Can Transmit Chagas Disease

The bed bug may be just as dangerous as its sinister cousin, the triatomine, or "kissing" bug. A new study from Penn Medicine researchers in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics demonstrated that bed bugs, like the triatomines, can transmit...

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Rats! Is there NO stopping them?

We found Bob Dunning's article, "Rats! Is there no stopping them?" in the Davis Enterprise both amusing and educational. Of course, the educational parts are quoted from the City of Davis' "Pests in the Home and Garden" section of their website. Mr. Dunning's article...

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Infested! TV Show

Have you seen the show Infested! on Animal Planet?  This show tells the horror stories of regular folks around the country dealing with pest infestations such as cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders, and rats in their homes and apartments.  Last night they had a 6 hour...

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Radio Show: Resurgence of Bed Bugs

NPR radio recently hosted an expert panel on The Colin McEnroe show focused on bed bugs. These critters are making a resurgence worldwide. The panel included a scientist, an author, a homeowner who had had a bed bug infestation and a salon that caters to treating...

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Cockroaches Still a Pesky Pest Problem

Imagine for a second, you wake up hungry for a midnight snack. Quietly, you feel and bump your way down the hallway and stumble into the kitchen. It’s dark. You fumble around and manage to finally flip the switch and FLASH, out of the corner of your eye you see it—a...

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