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August 8, 2010

The bedbugs are back in Los Angeles County, United States

By: Ben Baeder

Six years ago, Mike Masterson's pest control company responded to 35 bedbug calls in Los Angeles County. This year, the company will respond to about 31,000. Read More...

July 27, 2010

A real nightmare: Bed bugs biting all over U.S.

By: Lynn Bruno

Forget about fictional, glitter-skinned teen vampires. You’re far more likely to have your blood sucked by bed bugs. The tiny, sneaky insects are spreading so rapidly across the United States that almost no region or area is unbitten, a new survey suggests. Read More...

Apr 2, 2009

It's Beagles vs. Bed Bugs in California

By: Amy Jamieson

Bed bugs. The two words are enough to make you cringe. But whats worse is that a new study finds that the tiny biters are on the rise. So whats a person to do? Call in the dogs! Read More...

Mar 31, 2009

'Verminators' teach beagles to hunt down ... bedbugs

By: Jaimee Lynn Fletcher

FOUNTAIN VALLEY - Good night. Sleep tight. Don't let the bedbugs bite. This pre-bedtime saying has a new, more disturbing connotation after the guys from Isotech Pest Management explained what it means, exactly. Isotech hunts bedbugs for a living, along with any other insect or rodent that becomes a nuisance, including rats, bees, gophers and roaches. Read More...

Jul 1, 2008

Mike Masterson and the Isotech team want to educate the public on the world of pest management - one Discovery Channel viewer at a time

By: Pete Grasso

Here's a fact few members of the general public know: At any given time during the day, you're never more than 15 feet from some type of insect. When confronted with that fact, many people freak out and don't know what to do - that is, until now. Thanks to the power of television and the exceptional reputation of Discovery Channel for educational programming, ordinary people are learning about the world of pest management. Their lesson: "Maybe I should call a professional." Read More...

Aug 13, 2007

Bedbugs tuck into Southland - Calls to exterminators are rising. Eradication is neither quick nor cheap.

Leslie Earnest

Bed feeling a little crowded? Maybe you have company. The Cimex lectularius, better known and despised as the common bedbug, is snuggling into households across Southern California, giving people the heebie-jeebies. The blood-sucking, heat-seeking, pint-size parasites aren't believed by the experts to transmit disease, but they do have a way of cranking up stress levels. Read More...

May 9, 2007

They scamper, we stalk

By: James Ricci

If you live in the Los Angeles area and are of the genus Rattus and the species rattus or norvegicus, the last person you want nosing around in your habitat is Ray Alegre. Read More...

Bed Bugs in the News

Best Management Practices for Controlling Bed Bugs

Pesticides alone should not be used to control bed bugs. The most effective program for eliminating bed bugs is one that utilizes Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is the use of all possible methods in a logical combination that minimizes risk of pesticide exposure, safeguards the environment, and maximizes effectiveness. Facilities should have a pest management plan in place, to deal with pests including bed bugs, before they are a problem. Read Complete PDF...