Bed Bug Treatment Methods and Options for Homeowners Revised 2014 Edition (The Bed Bug Chronicles) (Volume 9)

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9781484870471: Bed Bug Treatment Methods and Options for Homeowners Revised 2014 Edition (The Bed Bug Chronicles) (Volume 9)

This book was written and is intended to assist anyone undertaking the challenge of dealing with a bed bug situation and prefer to self-treat. These treatment options and methods were compiled in collaboration with members of the IBBRA who are leading bed bug pest management professionals. The greatest concern with do-it-yourself bed bug control is brought on by the mis-use of chemical pesticides used by the general public which are at best moderately effective at controlling these pests. This books teaches you what to do and most importantly what not to do. Dealing with bed bugs is a momentous challenge for most people because of their flattened bodies and amazing ability to migrate into cracks and crevices where they can’t be found. Sometimes months pass where a family is trying to figure out what it is that is biting them because they don’t know the signs of bed bugs. On average, we receive from 5 to 10 calls daily at all hours of the day and night from people desperately searching and begging for a solution to something that is biting them. The need for bed bug education and solutions is evident in every call received. Unfortunately, most of these calls are from people who are on limited incomes and just can’t possibly afford the services of a pest management professional. The International Bed Bug Resource Authority (IBBRA) has established an industry first “Three Step Program” for anyone from consumer to business owner to follow to properly solve their bed bug issue. The three steps will allow them to “Educate” themselves about bed bugs, their behaviors and to learn about companies and or products that can assist them. Secondly, they will be able to “Evaluate” their overall situation and not have to combat bed bugs blindly or without the proper tools. Lastly, this will enable them to “Initiate” a plan of action steps to utilize the best possible resources to solve their problem and set a preventative protocol in place for future possibilities of infestation. Obviously, learning how you are at risk of bed bugs before you bring them home or finding them in the earliest stage of introduction is the best scenario but unfortunately this is not always the case. The homeowner has different challenges that depend on the severity of the infestation. The variables are how long the infestation has been going on and how it has spread to other parts of the home. I encourage those contemplating do-it-yourself treatment methods to read through this book in its entirety before making the decision to take on this job. And I cannot stress the importance of knowing about re-introduction possibilities. You need to know all the risk factors so you can develop a pro-active alert with all members of your family.

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Denise Donovan is the Founder and Director of The (IBBRA) The International Bed Bug Resource Authority, and an expert on educating people about bed bugs globally. As a consultant, and researcher in the bed bug industry, Denise teaches a three step process of Educate, Evaluate and Initiate techniques while balancing the risks of pesticides and safety for all. Denise sees home life styles changing due to bed bugs' hitch-hiking and hiding abilities. She has developed and has gone on public television with her "be aware---not scare" program. Her books will enable you to know where the risks for picking up bed bugs are, detect bed bugs early, and eliminate them using the best green IPM methods and practices. In 2009, Denise formed a Bed Bug Crisis Hotline to establish common sense solutions using compassion and innovation in sensitive habitats. The Hotline acts as a liaison between landlords and tenants, hotelkeepers and guests, companies and employees, to make "no-blame" solutions for bed bugs. She continues her education daily and is studying to become an Entomologist while authoring a 12 part series of bed bug books called The Bed Bug Chronicles where she goes into great depth and detail on all subjects surrounding bed bugs.

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