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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Entomology Society of America holds 58th Annual Meeting

Over 5000 Entomologists & Students converged on San Diego for five days earlier this month.

The ESA meet annual to give out awards and disperse new scientific information on all types of insects.

One of the hot topics this year was Bed Bugs of course.

Ralph H. Maestre BCE one of our three (3) Certified Entomologists attended.
He was impressed by the studies done on the Bed Bugs resistance to various pest control products.

Several studies discussed the use of Heat, Steam & Freezing techniques. The studies found Heat & Steam as the preferred method of eradication over freezing which was found to be less effective.

Magic has always believed that Steam & Heat were more effective than freezing. We been using industrial steamers and portable Heat Bags in the field since the beginning of the Bed Bug Epidemic.

Magic has also constructed a Heat Chamber at one of our facilities which is used to eradicated both Bed Bugs and Wood Destroying Insects.

The ESA also released there first journal in 39 years, The Journal of Integrated Pest Management which is free to view online.

To see photos of the event check out ESA on Face Book

Here is a video of the 2010 Linnaen Games Finals

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How Do I Detect a Bed Bug Infestation

So many people ask me "HOW DO I PREVENT GETTING BED BUGS???"

There are some precautionary measures to take in attempting to prevent a Bed Bug infestation (Magic consults business' and offers educational seminars on the topic) but total prevention might be impossible.

Why you my ask? Bed bugs transport themselves from one place to another in our personal belongings like purses, brief cases, book bags, luggage & our coats.

People with Bed Bug infestations go through their daily routines going to work, the doctors office, the movies, taking a cab, bus or train, visit friends homes & go on vacation. Bed bugs can get off at anyone of those places.

This is the problem because we are going about our daily routines also. How can you with certainty check the seats of a movie theatre or bus, the conference room chairs at a business meeting or at your doctors office.
The precautions can be drastic and inconvenient. Fortunately, there is a simple product that can help detect a bed bug infestation in your home. A product called ClimbUp Insect Interceptor which can be easily placed under the legs of beds, sofas chairs and dressers. The concentric rings catch Bed Bugs as the attempt to climb up and feed.

If a Bed Bug infestation is detected a Professional Pest Control Company like Magic Exterminating should be contact immediately to eradicate the infestation.
Click here to learn more about ClimbUP