Sunday, August 30, 2009

Are you Practicing Safe Travel?

Everyone's no doubt heard of, and been educated on the subject of safe sex. Well now, we are in a new reality where travelers have to practice safe travel. And if you don't practice safe travel, you and yours will soon be suffering from a new social disorder called: Hemo-Sucking Nocturnal Nasties or more commonly known as HSNN. Don't try to google that, I just made it up. But remember you heard it hear first.

Instead, through some simple awareness measures on your part when you travel, you can greatly reduce the risk of picking up and spreading these nasty hitch hikers of the universe, these serial blood suckers.

Bedbugs don't travel very far on their own the way cockroaches and waterbugs do. Bedbugs hate day light, just like the tiny vampires they are. Bedbugs instinctively know how to attach, ride and hide. Even onto the finest designer luggage. The eggs have a stickiness that is their flight insurance. If you have bedbugs, guess what? You or a house guest brought them in to your home. In much the same way that a vampire can't enter a home without an invite, many people unknowingly bring home these unwanted pests especially after vacationing.

In apartment buildings, attached townhomes, hotels or motels, it is possible that bedbugs can travel from room to room, apartment to apartment, through small cracks in the walls and the floor. Especially, if a nearby neighbor has a problem and sets off one of those ineffective insect fog bombs, the bedbugs will scatter. And then the bedbugs will come back with a hungry vengeance but now you too will have an infestation if you happen live next door. Bedbugs can live up to a year or more with out food. The almost clear eggs are hard to detect unless a trained eye is looking for them. (Traditional vampires can't be seen in a mirror.)

Here's a very simple step to protect yourself when you travel or you have a house guest.
No, not garlic.

Plastic bags. Yes, simple trash bags. Think of it as a really super huge condom to ensure safe travel. Someone visits your home, put their luggage into a large bag immediately. After all, you don't know where there luggage's been. If you feel uncomfortable asking them to do this, tell them your dog had fleas and you don't want their stuff to get infected. And you just had your house sprayed and you're protecting their belongings. Yada, yada. Remember what George from Seinfield said.... "it's not you, it's me" strategy works perfectly in this situation.

Julia Child had the right idea when she said: "the first thing you do is put the chicken in last" When you are staying at a hotel the first thing you do is to hang up all your clothes in the closet. Don't put your clothing on the bed or in the dresser drawers. Bedbugs live in any furniture so until you do an inspection of the room, keep your possessions on high ground. Hang 'em high. But BEFORE you even unpack, inspect the bed and bedding first. Pull back the bed covers and check the mattress binding seams carefully. If there are any brown or red stains. get the heck out of Dodge. You will be slaughtered before sunrise. If it's late and you're too tired to find another hotel/motel request a room far away from the infected site. Do this in every place you stay. Even the finest hotels/motels have bedbug problems because their previous guests did not practice safe travel protocol.

Bedbugs and their eggs are everywhere and anywhere that people travel and move. They are in moving trucks, airport luggage machines and vehicles, taxi cab trunks, mattress delivery trucks, etc. Plastic bags are light weight and easy to use as a protection shield against these HSNN's.

Don't leave home without them.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

BedBug Wargames

Listen and listen good. There's a reason why I am a professional exterminator and you're not. We may both hate bugs and where you may get lucky and kill a few, me and my CONNEX crew kill tens of thousands. Daily.
Now just as much as I appreciate a good referral from a satisfied customer, I have to tell you there is one ignorant action that many people are doing that is bringing more customers my way than I can shake a stick at....
to know what I'm talking about, just continue reading.

Some people resist the idea of spending the money to hire a professional because they think that they can do it themselves on the cheap. Well they got the cheap part right, for short term. But if anyone out there reading this thinks that one of those insecticide bombs is gonna save them from nightly bedbug feasting on their flesh, I can guarantee you they will cutting their finger nails very short so as to not scratch the skin off their limbs within a week of them setting off that fog bomb.

THEY DON'T WORK! This is what happens.... the bedbugs retreat, temporarily, and mostly to laugh at you.... maybe they go to your neighbors apartment if you live in a building.... only to feast on grow strong.... but be assured: they'll be back. Even if you live in a private unattached home... they can quite down and wait for up to a year with out food (you). So what are you gonna do? Poison yourself, your family, and pets, weekly, for a year, setting off "cheap" fog bombs? At this point in time, method has become expensive not to mention ineffective. That which does not kill them, will only make them stronger.

You don't have the weapons to fight this plague. CONNEX has the big guns. We have the experience, we have the knowledge. We know what we are doing. We attack with a three level program...... steam, a proprietary blend of FDA approved chemicals.

Plus, if requested we can cover, zip and seal your mattress in a special protective case that not only protects against bedbugs finding that safe nook or cranny to hide in..... but this cover is removable, washable protects against dust mites allergies. Your mattress will actually be a safer, cleaner, better place to sleep for having us
visit your place.

Call and ask our CONNEX representative for more details.