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View Bed Bug Bites and ID Bugs with easy DIY Treatment

February 25th, 2017 by admin

Bed bugs may be tiny, but they can do incredible damage as youll see in our massive photo collection! They are excellent at hiding in tiny spaces where they wait for you and your loved ones to fall asleep and attack when youre most vulnerable.

This website is full of images that show you exactly what they look like, what can happen when they attack you in numbers, how to treat bites and most importantly, how to locate and kill these blood suckers yourself using inexpensive all-natural products.

We also have a very popular checklist that will walk you through the process of identifying infestations in hotel rooms. A few simple precautions can help you find these elusive bugs and prevent the nightmare from ever happening in the first place!

We receive a number of complaints about infants being attacked while sleeping as shown in the photo at the top of this page. That poor baby was taken to the doctor, and unlike many doctors, it was correctly determined that the bites were from bed bugs. Note: Many inexperienced doctors misdiagnose such bites.

The mother of the child shown above searched the crib and found the frame was infested with bed bugs (see more pictures of bed bug bites). Rather than do it herself, she called out a professional pest control company to eliminate the infestation. It is believed that the infestation started with baby cloths found at a garage sale.

Bed bug bites tend to have a pattern and this photo shows the perfect example of what they look like. If this were an attack by many bugs or by a few that are not as hungry, the pattern may not be noticeable.

People from around the world bitten by bed bugs have submitted photos for you to view, some are simple bites while other are horrible attacks that not only left physical scarring, but emotional scars as well.

It cant be said with absolute certainty that a bite was caused by a particular bug, but by viewing our collection of images and matching the pattern, it can give you a good start!

Weve got an impressive collection of bed bugs pictures that Im sure youll find very helpful in identifying the bug you found.

Finding bed bugs in your home has nothing to do with poor hygiene! It takes only one bed bug to hitch a ride on your clothing (furniture, suitcase, etc) and infest your residence. Whats worse is that they can live up to one year without drinking a drop of your blood. Feeding takes about 10 to 15 minutes for adults and less for the nymphs; they feed about every three days. Depending on the conditions, bed bug nymphs can survive for months without feeding.

Bed Bugs are insects, more specifically, True Bugs, which have piercing mouthparts that in most species are used for feeding on plants. Unfortunately, there are some species of bugs with mouthparts that have been adapted to feed on human blood while inflicting very little pain (most never feel the blood feeding).

The eggs are white and about 1mm long. The nymphs look like adults but are smaller. Complete development from egg to adult takes from four weeks to several months depending on the temperature and amount of feed available, see the bed bug life cycle chart on your left.

On average, females begins to lay eggs 4 days after mating and produces 260 eggs throughout their year long lifespan; eggs take 7 to 10 days to hatch. On average, bed bugs lay 5 eggs per week with populations reaching into the thousands in only 30 days!

They DO NOT have wings but that doesnt slow them down, they move at 4 feet per minute and usually are within 20 feet of their victim, however, motivated bed bugs may reach up to 60 feet! When hunting for food, they pick up bits of CO2 until they get close to the source, then follow the heat your body gives off.

NOTE: Although bed bugs dont have wings, it doesnt mean they cant fly 🙂 Believe it or not, some bed bugs can enter your home by riding on bats!

The grouping and number of bites shown on Monica earlier is a good sign that an infestation may be close by. A telltale sign would be mold like spots on your mattress. The picture to your right is of a mattress infested with bed bugs which was missed during an inspection! (click to enlarge) Its a great example of what you might see in a hotel room because it shows eggs, shells, feces and the bedbug itself.

Notice the shell that was shed in the left side of the photo and then again below and to the right? They are very hard to spot, as are the fecal stains (black mold like dots). These are just some of the signs youll look for when trying spot an infestation.

I should also mention that the visitor who submitted this image (her name is V) had an inspection and this slipped through. She left comments complaining of bites and couldnt find any sign of bugs, but we worked with her and through patience and determination, she was able to spot the source of the infestation, performed her own treatment and is now bed bug free!

So how do you know if you have an infestation? Its easy, and we created a bed bug checklist to help you find them in your home it works great for a hotel room as well 🙂

My page on how to get rid of bed bugs will walk you through the extermination process step-by-step, but in general, youll do a lot of cleaning and then apply the mixtures I provide on that page and apply it everywhere bugs might hide.

Uninterrupted, a bed bug can fill up in little as 5 minutes and do this about once every 6 days.

If youre going to be your own exterminator, then youll find everything you need to be successful right here on this site; however, you should be aware of things that can make matters worse often, uneducated landlords will suggest some of these items! Ill list them below:

The first thing you should do is make sure your hotel is bed bug free!

Understand that ANY hotel, 5 star or not, can get bed bugs so check for signs BEFORE you spend the night regardless of how clean it looks! Ive got an entire checklist at the top of this page that will show you where to look in detail this is extremely important!

A few ways to prevent bed bugs from getting into your home after youve used our checklist above include:

Why isnt the Government doing more to prevent infestations? Actually, they are and according to the EPA on bed bugs and infestations, have awarded more than half a million dollars to universities and agencies in hopes a way to eliminate these bugs once and for all will be discovered.

They have also created the Inter-agency Bed Bug Task Force that includes the CDC, Department of Health, USDA, Housing and of course, the EPA which created an entire site dedicated to educating people about bed bugs; however, they are limited on DIY information and lean toward hiring professional exterminators.

Bedbugs do damage, not only to the body from attacks, but also in the form of mental fatigue. Living with an infestation for too long may cause a paranoia that leads the victim into believing they are being bitten when in fact, they are not.

The Cost of Extermination There are thousands of comments on this site and many complain of outrageous costs, some of up to $5,000 for serious home infestations. The average fee reported by visitors for heat treatment is around $1,800 per visit and often, there are no guarantees.

Weve also had an incredible number of complaints where pest control companies took the victims cash and left the bed bugs; when the victim complained, they were told the bed bugs where killed but that the home owner must have brought bugs back into the home.

There are other methods of professional bed bug treatment which we cover in detail, but the most important point when hiring a professional is to make sure they are certified with specialized training on killing bed bugs!

If an exterminator tells you they can remove an infestation in one visit then keep looking. It takes at the very least two visits to make sure the treatment worked.

Below is just one of the many stories visitors have shared about being covered in bites after a deep sleep. In this case, an embarrassed mother who has been fighting bedbugs took the time to share only asking that we change her name to Restless, this is her story:

I Never knew anything about bedbugs until now. They have truly ruined my life. I cant have friends or family over and I cant sleep anymore. I live in a building that consists of 16 units. I discovered the problem a couple of weeks ago.

I woke up itching very bad and saw five bugs in my bed. I looked the bug up online and found out what it was. I started crying and didnt know what to do. I went to the hardware and bought bedbug sprays and also set off bedbug bombs. My daughter came to me crying because her face was swollen from a bite. I flipped over her box spring and tore the fabric off the bottom, there I found the problem. Bedbugs nesting and sleeping. I threw up from the sight of it. I continued to do the same for all the beds in the house, found the exact same thing. Then it was on to the couches. The bugs lie dormant in the wood of the couches. I immediately discarded everything in my apartment. Did my research and found out that I had to contact my landlord. He sent an inspector out the very next day. The inspector told me to bag up everything in plastic bags real tight and throw out old books and paper that I didnt need and said I needed three treatments and he said he would be back on Monday.

While standing in the neighborhood store I overheard neighbors saying that all of the landlords other buildings were infested with bedbugs as well. Why didnt the landlord treat all of the units just in case to avoid the spread of bedbugs? In my opinion, I think that the maintenance workers were transporting the bugs, seeing how the people with the bugs live in different buildings, and have never stepped a foot inside any of the other units. My landlord was careless not to inform all of his tenants about the infestations.

I have nothing now. Everything I own has gone to the garbage. I only had the furniture for one year and a half. I spent thousands of dollars on my furniture, and Im not working now and cant afford to replace anything. I really feel helpless with no-one to trust. Im going crazy. Im so sick of living out of plastic bags. I dont know what to do anymore. The third treatment was completed 2 days ago and this morning I found a bedbug on my sheet.

Its been awhile since then, and Ive learned there is no short cut! My advise to those reading this is, do not use sprays! Many act as a repellent and can cause bed bugs to travel to other areas not being treated. If you want to get rid of bed bugs, then you need to use DE and follow the instructions on this website. It will take time but in the end, its the only DIY method that works.

Want to read more? A LOT of people have shared their experience with bed bug bites!

A ton of people ask me that question and Im happy to help you determine if you have one of these little blood suckers, just use this form to upload your pictures of the suspected bed bug and/or bite.

Do It Yourself Pest Control Youll find great information on how to identify kill these bugs yourself and prevent another infestation. In fact, youll find a large number of success stories by people who took the time to do it right; however, if you have a big infestation but dont have the time and patience to treat it properly, then paying for a professional exterminator may be a better than doing it wrong and causing them to spread. You CAN do it yourself, but there is no quick fix. (unless your like some of the lucky visitors to this site that happened to find and kill the bug before it could multiply).

Not sure where to start? Then read our page on pest control / bed bug treatment or jump right to the bed bug dust solution and see comments left by visitors that now enjoy a bug free life.

Perhaps you can help identify the bug bite left by a visitor, know of pest control method not mentioned, or have a story to share? If so, please leave a comment and help out. Bedbug infestation is a frightening experience and knowing that others have been down the same road can really help, so please comment whenever possible.

Looking for Consumer information on getting rid of bed bugs? The FTC has a nice page on battling these blood suckers; most of it is centered around using pesticides and providing a list of products approved by the EPA.

Take a look around and enjoy the site!

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Anchor Pest Control, the Premier NJ Pest Control Company, Now Offers Preventative Yearly Service Plans – MENAFN.COM

February 24th, 2017 by admin

(MENAFN Editorial) Old Bridge, NJ Anchor Pest Control of New Jersey is offering yearly preventative bed bug control plans to help homeowners save money by preventing home infestations. Using safe and effective preventative chemical treatments, New Jerseys leading pest control company can help homeowners avoid bed bug infestations before they even start. At a cost of less than 1/3 of a post-infestation treatment, the Anchor Pest Control yearly packages include multiple K-9 inspections and preventative chemical treatments.

Most bed bug problems occur in residential and multi-family locations. Because bed bugs infestations are not affected by cleanliness, they are not as easy to prevent as roaches, ants, and other pests. Consider these facts:

– One in five Americans has had a bed bug infestation or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs. – Densely populated areas, like much of New Jersey, tend to have higher rates of infestation. – Preventative treatments have been found to be nearly 100 percent effective in preventing bed bug infestations. – These preventative services cost about 1/3 of the cost of eliminating an infestation. – Homeowners save thousands in the repair and replacement costs of mattresses, linens, and just about everything else in their home by preventing an infestation, rather than trying to eliminate one after it has started. – There is little to no time loss with a preventative program, whereas a full instation can cost a homeowner days in a hotel and days lost from work.

Anchor Pest Control created their preventative maintenance program to help their customers avoid the hassle and stress of a bed bug infestation.

We would rather prevent an infestation than to have one of our customers have to suffer with the pain, hassle, and frankly, fear of having a bed bug infestation. One mother who had an infestation recently cried to me about how terrible she felt. She would get her children up in the morning and see tiny blood stains on the sheets from the bugs biting her kids in the middle of the night. I dont ever want to have that conversation again. Carmen Reino, Owner of Anchor Pest Control

Anchor Pest Control offers commercial and residential pest control services throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Bed bugs, termites, rodents and other forms of pests have been handled for more than 25 years by this team of professionals. Their innovative Bug ID Service is just the latest tool they have brought to their customers to protect them from creatures of all shapes and sizes.

If you would like more information about Anchors bed bug prevention plans, please contact Carmen Reino at 800-585-1580 or email at

Contact Carmen Reino Anchor Pest Control Telephone: 800-585-1580 Email: Website: http://www.anchorpestcontrol.net

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25 types of roommates that you’ll have when you live in New York – Time Out New York (blog)

February 24th, 2017 by admin

Just moved to New York and shopping aroundfor someone to shack up with in the cheapest apartment you can find? As much as we all dream of finding the perfect person to live with, everyone has their own specific flaws. That said, here are 25 types of NYC roomies that you should especially be on the lookout for. (Because, unfortunately, we can’t all live with this guy.)

1. The one who walks in on you masturbating and doesnt know where to look

2. The girl who asks you what you think of her date outfit, and who you dont know well enough to give an honest answer to, leading to this face:

3. The one who agrees with you that your current living situation is just short-term

4. The guy who asks incredibly personal questions despite the fact youve only known each other for 38 seconds

5. The one who moves their bedbugs in with them

6. The one whos just waiting for their big break in New Yorkand has been for the last 15 years

7. The one whos a little vague on how they actually intend to make the rent

8. The one who breaks things and pretends it wasnt them

9. The one that knocks on your door at 3am after having a little accident in the kitchen

10. The one who ends up being kindadistracting

11. That couple who you end up having that one regrettable drunken night with, and cant even look at for the rest of your lease term

12. The endlessly pedantic bastard

13. The one who is constantly trying to hook-up with you

14. The one who is constantly trying to hook-up with your boyfriend

15. The one who likes to surprise you with fun activitieslike booking you for a bikini wax without telling you first

16. The one you tell that really personal thing to, then instantly regret it

17. The one who eats all of your food, uses all of your stuff and wears all of your clothes, and doesnt give the tiniest shit how you feel about it

18. The one whos overly obsessed with yourotherroommates sex life

19. The guy that tells you way too much whenever he gets wasted

20. That miraculous one who actually does end up becoming your BFF

21. The one you catch doing that weird sex thing that will still be burned into your retinas 20 years from now

22. That guy who just casually drops the fact that, Oh yeah, I cant make my rent this month, bro

23. The one whos convinced theyre an amazing cook, and youve left it way too long to tell them theyre not

24. The one whomeanswell

25. That perfect person whos always agreeable and lovely and tidies up after themselves and you hope never, ever moves out*

*Just kidding. This never happens.

Nick Leftley is content director and Comedy editor for Time Out New York. His goal in life is to make “Batman” an adjective. Follow his totally Batman Twitter @nickleftley

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DCPS Rodents, Bedbug Crisis May Be Larger City Infestation Issue – Afro American

February 22nd, 2017 by admin

Following a week that identified bed bugs at Miner Elementary in Northeast, and citations by the D.C. Health department that shuttered luxury food depot Dean & Deluca and a Whole Foods both in Georgetown concerns have grown among city officials and residents that the District may soon be overrun with pests.

The District of Columbia has long been a hub for rodents with tunnels, waterways, and occasional lapses in abatement; however, the D.C. Department of Health said there has been a drastic increase in calls to report rats, following four years of steady rodent decline. The city logged more than 3,000 rat complaints in fiscal year 2015-2016, causing Mayor Muriel Bowser to launch a rat-riddance program. The program, linking the Department of Health with the National Park Service, began inspecting and treating national parks in the city, including DuPont Circle, where frequent visitors spot an average of 12 to 20 rats each visit.

The National Park Service is committed to ensuring safe, positive experiences for visitors in all of our parks, and this agreement with the D.C. Department of Health provides us better tools to control the rodent population, said Robert Vogel, director of the National Capital Region for the National Park Service, in a statement. By simplifying the reporting process and decreasing the response time for treatment of affected areas, we are working together toward a rat-free D.C.

But for parents of Savoy Elementary School, in Southeast, scheduled to reopen Feb. 27 following a temporary closure to treat both rats and bedbugs, fears have not been so easily assuaged. Despite the efforts by DCPS to proactively work to prevent and treat potential threats from pests, a recent Orkin Pest Control report noted the District has seen a 57 percent increase in its rat population stressing the increase was among rats, not mice.

Similar to large cities like Philadelphia and New York, D.C. has extended its abatement programs with increased patrols and treatments. Still, with increased property development and infrastructure improvements, including breaking open ground to modernize pipes, results are minimal.

Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles told the AFROthat abating rodents across the city, but especially in schools, required improved habits of those inside as well as structural improvements to keep vermin from entering buildings. With the rodents, it isnt always easy because with all of the construction we have in the city the displacement of one population of rats means that they go somewhere [else in the city], Niles said. We need to make sure that we have school buildings with no entry in for rodents, and when we have buildings where rodents have entered that we dont allow them to thrive. Different sites have different challenges, but these are best practices.

Ward 6 resident Donna Haskins told the AFROthat Niles assessment should be a city-wide mandate for schools, residences, and businesses. It is easy to point a finger at DCPS or the individual restaurants and businesses, like Whole Foods, but the truth [is] whether you are downtown near the Archives, east of the river, or in ritzy Georgetown, the rats are everywhere, Haskins said. Yet and still, people are still throwing garbage down, allowing their trash to overflow, and basically inviting the rats to hang out.

The DOH asks residents to: eliminate all clutter around the outside of homes and under porches; store any garbage in metal or heavy plastic containers with tight-fitting lids and place trash at point of collection shortly before pickup not days in advance; remove weeds and debris near your property/yards where rats can hide easily. Plants such as English Ivy, Periwinkle, Pachysandra, and Hosta are known to be cover for rats; remove uneaten pet food, and store pet food in secure containers; and add metal weather stripping and trim to doors to prevent rodents from gnawing and entering underneath.

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Imposing tax for online travel transactions: What’s the law say? – eTurboNews

February 22nd, 2017 by admin

Like many other communities in this state and elsewhere, the City of San Diego (San Diego) has adopted an ordinance imposing a tax on visitors for the privilege of occupancy in hotels within the city. The tax, known as a transient occupancy tax, is calculated as a percentage of the Rent charged by the Operator of the hotel (San Diego Mun. Code, 35.0103).

In this weeks article. we discuss recent developments in the imposition of state and local taxes on online travel companies (OTCs) in San Diego, California [see In Re Transient Occupancy Tax Cases, 2016 WL 7187624 (Cal. Sup. 2016) and on hotels in New York State Villages and Towns [see Spector, Cuomo approves new local hotel taxes, The Journal News (1/2/2017)]. We have previously discussed the taxing of OTCs in Dickerson, Internet Travel Transactions: Here comes the tax man, eturbonews.com (5/8/2014) and Dickerson, Taxes on online travel companies the fight against government, eturbonews.com (7/9/2015). Each state may address the issue of taxing OTCs differently. Compare, for example, Hawaii [Matter of the Tax Appeal of Travelocity.Com, L.P. v. Matter of the Tax Appeal of Travelocity.Com, L.P. v. Director of Taxation, 2015 WL 1207380 (Hawaii Sup. 2015)(one of two taxes of OTCs approved) and Florida [Alachua County v. Expedia, Inc., 2015 WL 3618004 (Fla. Sup. 2015)(tax of OTCs not approved; see Ampel, Score One for Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz and Online Travel Companies, dailybusiessrevew.com (6/11/2015). And see also: Evans v. City of Avon, 2016 WL 4426407 (Ohio App. 2016) (City of Avons attempt to impose an additional 3% excise tax on hotels found to be illegal).

Terror Targets Update

Islamabad, Pakistan

In Masood, A Wave of Grief and Anger After a Pakistani Shrine Is Bombed, nytimes.com (2/17/2017) it was noted that Hundreds of protestors-enraged, inconsolable and demanding justice-converged outside a revered shrine in southern Pakistan, one day after an Islamic State suicide bomber killed more than 80 people in the countrys deadliest attack in years… More than 250 people were wounded in the explosion and local hospitals were quickly overwhelmed… the bombers suicide vest was filled with shrapnel, including ball bearings, bolts and screws, intended to inflict mass casualties.

Hamburg, Germany

In Hamburg airport evacuated, closed after unknown substance inhalation makes 68 people sick, etn.travel (2/12/2017) it was noted Pepper spray could have caused the evacuation, according to firefighters spokesman. Medics treated 68 passengers for toxin inhalation at the airport, of which nine were transferred to a hospital…It all started with people complaining of breathing difficulties after being exposed to unidentified unpleasant odors at the airport in Hamburg on Sunday morning.

Sydney, Australia

In Williams, ISIS Fighters Australian Citizenship Is Revoked Under Antiterror Laws, nytimes.com (2/13/2017) it was noted An Islamic State fighter who posted a photo of a beheaded Syrian soldier online has become the first dual national to be stripped of his Australian citizenship under antiterrorism laws…a leading newspaper, The Australian, identified the person as Khaled Sharrouf, 35, reporting that a secret panel of intelligence officials, police officers and lawyers had revoked his Australian citizenship this year.

Valentines Day Banned

In Pakistan bans Valentines Day, etn.travel (2/13/2017) it was noted that The Islamabad High Court on Monday imposed a ban on Valentines Day celebrations across Pakistan. The order came during the hearing of a petition arguing that the day was not part of Islamic tradition and should be banned… According to the court order, Valentines Day related festivities have been banned in public places. The electronic and print media have also been told not to give coverage to any promotion of the day.

Murder City: Stay Away, Please

In Hauser, Chicago Reels as 3 Children Are Gunned Down in 4 Days, nytimes.com (2/15/2017) it was noted that Three children fatally shot in four days: That is the latest grim toll in Chicago, which has been reeling from a wave of gun violence… After this month, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it planned to send more agents to the city, where violence claimed more than 750 lives in over 35,000 shootings last year.

Five Lessons Learned

In Peterson, Frugal Traveler, One Year In, Five Lessons Learned, nytimes.com (2/8/2017) it was noted that The new year has already brought about significant changes to our world, including the way some of us travel. It also commemorates, less significantly, the one-year anniversary of my taking over the Frugal Traveler column…Ive also spent entirely too much time actually flying this past year. But at least all that airtime has yielded lessons-some more painful than others. Here are five of them, picked up during my travels through 10 countries and a dozen states in 2016″. (1) Carry Valuable On Your Person, (2) To Eat Like A Local, Get In Line, (3) Make Sure Your Rental Car Is Covered By Insurance, (4) With Airbnb, Stay With A Local and (5) Great Deals? Board A Cruise Ship.

The Best Credit Cards

In Perrin, Travel Tips, The Best Credit Cards For Travelers, wendyperrin.com (2/7/2017) it was noted that Whether youre actually traveling or working your way toward a trip, the right credit card can be a big help in getting you there. There are three things that rewards credit cards can do for you, and its important to know why youve taken a particular card, and to use it accordingly. Some are best for the sign-up bonus miles…Some are best for ongoing spending…Some are best for the valuable perks. Cards listed.

Empty Dutch Cell, Anyone?

In Bilefsky, Dutch Get Creative to Solve a Prison Problem: Too Many Empty Cells, nytimes.com (2/9/2017) it was noted that The Netherlands has a problem many countries can only dream of: a shortage of prison inmates. While countries like Belgium, Britain, Haiti, Italy, the United States and Venezuela have grappled with prison overcrowding, the Netherlands has such a surplus of unused cells that it has rented some of its prisons to Belgium and Norway. It has also turned about a dozen former prisons into centers for asylum seekers. About a third of Dutch prison cells sit empty…Criminologists attribute the situation to a spectacular fall in crime over the past two decades and an approach to law enforcement that prefers rehabilitation to incarceration.

Invasive Species Not So Welcome

In Nir, Downside of Being a Global Hub: Invasive Species, nytimes.com (2/8/2017) it was noted that Some are disarmingly named, like the cutesy Chinese mitten crab. Others have names more indicative of their undesirable nature, like rock snot, an algae that slimes up cool forest streams. They are some of more than 100 invasive species that conservationists must battle in New York State, which teems with a growing number of plants, birds, fish, insects, mosses, molds and fungi that actually belong somewhere else. With some of the busiest airports and ports in the United States, New York has far more invasive species of certain types than any other state, federal officials say. Carried inside airplane wheels or in the ballast water of large boats, many creatures and spores show up in New York first, making it a laboratory of sorts where scientists and others strive to devise methods to banish the outsides or risk losing native flora and fauna to invading hordes.

Luggage: The Bold & Beautiful

In Rosenbloom, The Latest in Luggage: The Bold and the Beautiful, nytimes.com (1/30/2017) it was noted that Reports of lost luggage have hit a record low in the United States. There were about two accounts of mishandled bags for every 1,000 passengers in November, according to the (DOT)…If you have been longing to indulge in more refined luggage, now may be the time to spring for something new. Whether you check them or carry them on, todays bags are stylish and high-tech, be they shiny spinners from the model Ines de la Fressange and the French label Lipault or sleek suitcases from the newcomer Raden with USB ports to charge your smartphone and tablet. And for something, shall we say, unconventional, theres Modobag, a motorized suitcase that you can sit on and ride through the airport like a scoot-along toy. Below, a look at some of the more upscale innovations.

Bed Bugs, Again

In Stashenko, Unions Handbill About Bed Bugs and Manhattan Hotel Is Not Defamation, Court Rules, newyorklawjournal.com (1/31/2017) it was noted that Handbills that said a Manhattan hotel was infested with bed bugs expressed protected speech and were not defamatory in a labor dispute between the hotels management and a painters union, a state judge ruled…The judge said in handbills passed out by members of District 9 of the New York International Union of Painters and Allied Trades were not malicious and expressed opinions that are constitutionally protected. The handbills were distributed outside the hotel in 2014 at a time when the union and the management of the New Yorker were embroiled in a dispute over whether painters were being paid the proper prevailing wage.

The Disabled Traveler

In Glusac, For the Disabled Traveler, Strategies for a Successful Trip, nytimes.com (2/3/2017) it was noted that Terry Scott Cohen, 42, enjoys roller coasters, mushing in Alaska and tobogganing in the Pyrenees Mountains. Though he gets about in a motorized scooter, he has not let his myotonic dystrophy, a disease involving progressive muscle loss, curtail his travels. His father, Barry M. Cohen, 72, a retired industrial psychologist, acts as his travel companion, and together the two Floridians have written a book, Travel Near & Travel Far: Step Out of Your Disabled World that provides both encouragement for disabled travelers and practical advice on navigating the world from a scooter or wheelchair.

Paris Is An Ocean

In Alderman, My Paris: Seduced by the Past, nytimes.com (2/1/2017) it was noted that Paris is an ocean. Explore it and you still wont know its depths-Honore de Balzac. The streets of the Marais are narrow enough in some places that sunlight pierces the shadowy canyons between its soaring Renaissance-era buildings for just a few hours a day. At night, the lanes take on a mysterious, medieval air when streetlamps sputter to life, casting a sheen on timeworn turrets, carved doors and stone mansions. Slip into a cobbled alley off the Rue des Frances-Bourgeous, a main artery, and youll find yourself standing where the Duke of Orleans was assassinated in 1407 by a power-hungry rivals henchmen. Around the corner, the magnificent 18th-century Hotel de Soubise palace, home to Frances national archives, showcases the last, anguished letter written by Marie Antoinette, bidding adieu to her sister before heading to the guillotine.

State Of Travel Insurance

In State of Travel Insurance 2017, produced by Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, tech.support@smartbrief.com it was noted We Project in aggregate, U.S. travel-insurance (TI) sales for international travel will increase 4.93% in 2017 to $2.22 billion. Last year we projected that travel-insurance sales would increase 7.8%. Sales actually increased 12.7% driven by a travel boom early in the year that was offset by fears over terrorist activities and lingering fears of disease epidemics tied to the Zika virus.

Airport Lounge: What Could Be Sweeter?

In Rosenbloom, The Airport Lounge Scene: What You Get and How to Get In, nytimes.com (2/6/2017) it was noted that Mango smoothies beckon. Soft pretzels dangle from a wooden rack. There are platters of Scottish smoked salmon, sausage, bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, croissants and cheese beside jars of homemade jams and a honeycomb hive tray. So, begins a Saturday morning in a Lufthansa first-class lounge at Frankfurt Airport, where one can while away the hours at the buffet, in a sleeping room or with a hot shower (robes and slippers at the ready). There are private work cabins, a bar, a cigar lounge and a candy station where glass vases brim with gummies, marshmallows and chocolate balls. What could be sweeter, one concludes with Wonka-like wonder, than a first-class lounge.

Travel Law Article: Taxing OTCs And Hotels

San Diego, California

In In re Transient Occupancy Tax Cases the Court noted

Like many other communities in this state and elsewhere, the City of San Diego (San Diego) has adopted an ordinance imposing a tax on visitors for the privilege of occupancy in hotels within the city. The tax, known as a transient occupancy tax, is calculated as a percentage of the Rent charged by the Operator of the hotel (San Diego Mun. Code, 35.0103). In recent years, many visitors have booked and paid for their hotel reservations online at the websites of online travel companies (OTCs) such as defendants…in this case. The question before us is whether the San Diego transient occupancy tax is payable on the amount retained by the OTCs above the amount remitted to the hotels as the agreed wholesale costs of the room rental. We conclude that under the San Diego ordinance in a merchant model transaction of the srt at issue here, the operator of a hotel is liable for tax on the wholesale cost plus any additional amount for room rental the operator requires the OTC to charge the visitor under what have been termed rate parity provisions of hotel-OTC contracts but, as San Diego has effectively conceded, OTCs are not operators within the meaning of the ordinance.

Nature Of The Transactions

OTCs publish on their websites comparative information about airlines, hotels and car rental companies, and allow consumers to book reservations with these travel and hospitality providers. OTCs may do business under any of several business models; involved here is the one known as the merchant model. Under the merchant model, OTCs contract with hotels to advertise and rent rooms to the general public. OTCs handle all financial transactions related to the hotel reservations and become the merchant of record as listed on the customers credit card receipt, but do not themselves own, operate or manage hotels, maintain an inventory of rooms or possess or obtain the right to occupy any rooms. The price the hotel charges the OTC for the room is the wholesale price; rate parity provisions in most master contracts between OTCs and hotels bar the OTC from selling a room for a rent lower than what the hotel quotes its customers directly. The OTC offers the rooms to the public at retail prices.

The Tax Recovery Charge

Its charge to the customer includes a tax recovery charge which represents the OTCs estimate of what the hotel will owe in transient occupancy tax based on the wholesale price of the room as charged by the hotel to the OTC. The OTC provides the customer with a receipt that lists the room rate and, on a separate line, an amount for axes and service fees. Once the reservation has been made and paid for, the OTC provides customer service until the customer checks into the hotel. The hotel then bills the OTC for the wholesale price of the room plus the transient occupancy tax the hotel will have to pay based on the rooms wholesale price. The OTC remits the charged Amount to the hotel, which in turn remits the tax to San Diego; the OTC retains its markup and service fees.

The San Diego Ordinance

First enacted in 1964, it provides that [f]or the privilege of Occupancy in any Hotel located in [San Diego], each Transient is subject to and shall pay a tax in the amount of six percent (6%) of the Rent charged by the Operator…Four times in subsequent years San Diego enacted increases in the tax rate without altering the ordinances operative language…Proceeds of the tax are to be used from promoting San Diego, including by planning, building and maintaining tourism-related cultural, recreational and convention facilities.

Operator Defined

Other provisions define the ordinances key terms… Operator means the Person who is the proprietor of the Hotel…whether in the capacity of owner, lessee, sublessee, mortgagee in possession, licensee or any other capacity. Operator includes a managing agent, a resident manager, or a resident agent….

The Class Action

In December 2004, the City of Los Angeles filed a putative class action on behalf of various California cities against various OTCs alleging each such company was liable for transient occupancy tax as the operator of every hotel. In October 2007, putative class member San Diego began auditing the OTCs. Eventually, it issued transient occupancy tax assessments against the OTCs, which each OTC timely appealed… (In 2010 a hearing officer) issued a decision, finding that the OTCs owed tax on their markup in merchant model transactions. (Subsequently a Superior Court vacated the hearing officers ruling reasoning that) OTCs are not operators or managing agents of the hotels and the markup the OTCs charge for their services is not part of the rent subject to the tax.

This Appeal

The California Supreme Court held That the OTCs act as hotels agents or intermediaries for the limited purpose of charging and collecting the rent, however, does not subject the OTCs to assess rents as an operator or make any undifferentiated portion of the charge representing the amount unilaterally set by the OTCs Rent charged by the operator. As noted, the hotels set the parity or floor rate the OTCs must charge the visitor, but do not control or determine any additional amount the OTCs may charge for their services, a circumstance that refutes any suggestion the OTCs are the hotels agent for purposes of settling and collecting such discretionary additional charges…

(The San Diego ordinance does) not subject any entity other than an Operator to assessment of the tax and penalties.

New York State Local Hotel Taxes

In Spector, Cuomo approves new local hotel taxes, The Journal News (1/2/2017) it was noted that Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday signed bills that will let some Westchester County towns and villages charge an extra tax on hotel rooms (in amongst others) the villages and towns of North Castle, Greenburgh, Tuckahoe, Harrison, Dobbs Ferry, Hasting-on-Hudson, Mamaroneck and Port Chester…Cuomo approved the measures after vetoing the bills last year, saying the state doesnt typically let towns and villages levy a hotel tax and that lawmakers needed a statewide policy on the issue. This year, Cuomo said the deal (came) with assurances from lawmakers that they will seek a statewide plan to address various local hotel taxes.

Thomas A. Dickerson is a retired Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department of the New York State Supreme Court and has been writing about Travel Law for 41 years including his annually updated law books, Travel Law, Law Journal Press (2016), Litigating International Torts in U.S. Courts, Thomson Reuters WestLaw (2016), Class Actions: The Law of 50 States, Law Journal Press (2016) and over 400 legal articles many of which are available at nycourts.gov/courts/9jd/taxcertatd.shtml. For additional travel law news and developments, especially, in the member states of the EU see IFTTA.org

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The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Renting an Apartment in NYC – Thrillist

February 22nd, 2017 by admin

Renting in New York City is like no other experience, Udi Eliasi, a broker from real estate firm Compass, tells Thrillist.

The rental process here is an incredibly confusing one, and its normal for first-timers to get overwhelmed. You could spend hours scanning apartment listings online (on any given day, CityRealty.com may have between 20,000 and 50,000 active listings) only to find youre not even eligible for the apartment you want. Many novice renters will also choose notto work with a broker to avoid paying a fee, but then quickly realize what an exhausting process it is to negotiate directly with landlords and property managers to see units. And thats to say nothing of the paperwork necessary to actually secure your first New York apartment.

Even longtime New Yorkers — seasoned tenants who have lived in multiple boroughs and have dealt with dozens of landlords and brokers — can improve upon the experience of renting an apartment.

The New York real estate market is insanely competitive, says CityRealty.coms director of research, Gabby Warshawer. A sense of humor and a Zen attitude can [help] you maintain your sanity — but those are not prerequisites.

So what is a requirement? We spoke to a number of New York City real estate pros — licensed agents and other authorities on the citys rental market — to figure out the biggest mistakes New Yorkers make when apartment hunting. And, most importantly, how you can avoid these all-too-common traps.

Everyone we spoke with said the easiest way to avoid making a mistake while searching for an apartment is to be ready to submit an application the moment you find a place you love.

Have your supporting documents easily printable and at the ready, says Jason Hernandez, an agent with Douglas Elliman.

According to Hal Gavzie, head of rentals at Douglas Elliman, that means having a letter of employment, last two pay stubs, last two bank statements, tax return, and photo ID on-hand, whether youre applying for a rental, co-op, or condominium. All documents should be less than 30 days old.

There are other things to keep in mind, too, like the standard New York rule that renters should make at least 40 times the monthly rent. And renters will likely need to put down the first and last months rent, and a security deposit equal to at least one months rent. There will also be a broker fee (at least one months rent) and miscellaneous application processing fees, key fees, and more. Essentially, you need to have a lot of money available up front.

And if you dont have the assets or the necessary income, have other incentives ready, says Compass agent Grant Braswell. Get a guarantor who makes at least 40 times the monthly rent, or enough cash to pay an extra months security deposit.

Christine Mariani, an agent with Compass, says to be sure all those funds are available in a US bank account, because youll need to cut a check very quickly. Theres really nothing worse than finding out the apartment you loved most has already been rented out. You need to be prepared to pounce on a good apartment when it comes your way, says CityRealty.coms Gabby Warshawer. Ive seen too many people lose apartments because they were dragging their feet, Eliasi adds.

Im surprised to find out how many renters are not aware of their credit score, says Eliasi. Its one of the main determining factors in the approval process and its very important to be on top of it.

Before you begin your apartment search, be sure to run your own credit report. You can most likely do this for free through your credit card, though according to the Federal Trade Commission, everyone is entitled to one free credit report every 12 months. It can be ordered online at AnnualCreditReport.com.

As Eliasi notes, you may lose an apartment over something as small and correctable as a $50 medical bill or parking ticket.

I advise all [of my clients] to narrow their search down to one or two neighborhoods, says Jason Burke, an agent at Citi Habitats. When you are not 100% sure about where you are looking to live, you make the process that much more stressful for yourself.

Burke isnt the only agent to stress the importance of having specific requirements in mind before you begin looking at listings or working with an agent. Do not view anything that is above your budget, says Hernandez. In fact, he recommends giving your broker a price range that is below your budget to gain perspective. As he points out, your $3,000 budget looks great when you know what $2,500 gets you, but if you look at units above your price range, you wont be thrilled with what you can actually afford.

One of the key factors in having a successful — and not horrific — apartment search is maintaining realistic expectations. Be educated about how far your money can go in the neighborhood you want to live in, reminds Warshawer.

Summer is New York Citys peak rental season. Its the time of year when college students graduate, internships come to an end, and many leases expire. The less-than-desirable weather conditions dont help, either, Burke adds. I think what catches most people off guard is the overall increase in rent prices for available units when the season changes. We can see increases of almost 20% between February 1 and April 1.

Burke also notes that landlords may offer special incentives during the winter, like multiple months free or covering the broker fee, that can be a huge asset for clients willing to trek out in the snow and slush to see units. Searching for an apartment in the winter can also be a more relaxing process. Gavzie notes that peak season can be frustrating for hopeful renters, who watch apartments get rented at a dizzying tempo. In the winter things move slowly, reiterates Braswell. But in the summer, you may be putting in an application against 1-3 other people at the end of the day.

Looking for an apartment too early means youll see options that dont align with your move-in date. And according Hernandez, theres actually a magic number for the exact day you should be seeing available apartments. [Searching] 25 days before your move date is how you win, he says. Make two full-day tours so that you have a selection to ponder and have three [units] that you could see yourself living in. This is the ideal way to decide.

Rather than increasing your likelihood of scoring a new place, applying for multiple apartments at once can actually make your application less appealing to landlords. Landlords can see how many times your credit has been run specifically for housing, Mariani reveals. They view this negatively, especially when they are all run within a short amount of time. It screams ‘no one wants to rent to you.

It may be tempting to email a dozen agents you found attached to a dozen different apartments. But for a number of reasons, it makes sense to work with just one broker. Inventory that [brokers] can show overlaps at 85%-90%, says Braswell, who points out that in a commission industry, someone is definitely working for something they will not get paid for. Most renters wouldn’t work on a 50% chance of getting paid either.

Its also a lot of extraneous effort for the renters. Burke suggests calling a few agents, discussing your criteria, and working with the agent that best understands your needs and has the best knowledge of apartments in your desired neighborhood. Otherwise you run the very likely risk of wasting time, energy, and seeing the same apartments multiple times, Burke adds.

So you managed to avoid the pitfalls and find an apartment you love. Congrats! Still, its not over yet. Reviewing your lease (yes, even that very fine legal jargon) is as crucial as inspecting your apartment before you sign anything.

If the landlord verbally promised to repair or replace something in the apartment but the lease says as is, you have no ground to stand on, says Burke. New appliances, for example, should be installed before you move in a single piece of furniture. And if your landlord promised to have the apartment professionally cleaned, that too should be noted in writing and completed before you arrive.

A lease could also contain deal-breaking conditions (maybe its a two-year lease instead of one, or heat and hot water isnt included) and crucial information about past bed bug infestations.

Dont be afraid to ask your broker to examine the lease and note anything unusual or concerning. Landlords in New York City are much more shielded than other places, notes Eliasi. For that reason, real estate agents play a larger role negotiating, advising, and guiding potential renters through the murky, completely mad process of renting an apartment in New York City.

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New series Crashing focuses on chasing comedy dream in New York City – The National

February 19th, 2017 by admin

Greg Kennedy

“Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” While few agree which entertainer first uttered this enduring stage adage, even fewer will doubt its truth after watching Crashing.

The new HBO comedy, in which stand-up Pete Holmes relives his punishing struggle to find stand-up stardom, begins tonight on OSN First HD Home of HBO.

“Crashing is loosely based on my life,” says Holmes, who rose to fame hosting a talk-show that ran for two seasons on TBS, appearing on Conan, podcasting (You Made It Weird) and drawing cartoons for The New Yorker.

“Its about a comedian who gets his heart broken, and then has to fall into the canopy of New York comedy.”

Holmes stars as Pete, who after catching his wife, Jessica (Orange Is the New Blacks Lauren Lapkus), cheating on him, decides to move to New York City to chase his comedy dream.

“The only problem is that hes not really that good yet,” says executive producer Judd Apatow, a solid stand-up comic in his own right, who went on to produce and direct hit comedy films including The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Trainwreck.

Thrown into the deep end of an inhospitable Big Apple comedy scene that is not for the faint of heart, the formerly sheltered Pete learns some hard lessons about life and comedy as he meets and learns from a whos who of stand-up talent who play themselves, including cynical sage Artie Lange (The Howard Stern Show), outrageous provocateur TJ Miller (Silicon Valley) and caring motivator Sarah Silverman (A Million Ways to Die in the West).

While trying to make ends meet and crashing on friends couches (hence the title of the show) Pete adapts to the messiness of life as he finds goodness in the most unlikely places.

“Something that was really exciting in making this series was showing an aspect of comedy that I dont think weve seen on TV before, which is, to be frank, how crappy it is when youre just starting out,” says Holmes, 37, who adds that he is playing “a 2007 version of myself” .

“When you say, I want to be a comedian, they say, How badly? And then comedy throws all of these experiences at you, and thats part of it,” he adds.

“These guys have forgone a regular life,” he says of his fellow-comedian co-stars.

“Theyve foregone, in many cases, a stable relationship. Or steady income. Because theyre really bleeding on the stage and giving it their all. Im excited to bring that level of desperation to the screen, I think, maybe, for the first time.”

Some of his co-stars still bear the scars from painful early days.

“I did a set for two people once,” says Artie Lange. “They called me a loser and I said, Youre here watching me.”

Hannibal Buress (Broad City, The Awkward Comedy Show) also had some tough times.

“I definitely slept on couches,” he says. “Slept on the train [too]. Weve all been through this. Your favourite comics have been through all this [stuff] … Its inspiring. Its motivating.”

“I slept in my car. I did that for a couple of months,” says Henry Zebrowski (Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, Heroes Reborn).

Jermaine Fowler (Give Em Hell Kid, Superior Donuts) adds: “I used to sleep on air mattresses full of bedbugs. I dont know how bedbugs get in air mattresses, but they existed in mine. I didnt care. I was so happy on my own in New York.”

Assembling such an authentic cast of comedians who went through similar struggles is something Apatow is proud of.

“The other comedians we got on the show are a dream team,” he says. “We always try to make the script as strong as we can make it, and then after getting a few takes, I like to let the actors play. Every time Ive ever worked [this way], the actor has beaten the script.”

Holmes, who popped the question to his now-fiance Valerie Chaney in a hot-air balloon this month, says hes glad he overcame the obstacles.

“As Im doing a show about … all the things that comedians have to do when theyre coming up, Im like, I couldnt do this [stuff] again. Its just too hard,” he says.

Crashing begins on Monday (February 20) at half-past midnight on OSN First HD Home of HBO

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Real estate company run by Robert Durst’s second wife files $10M defamation suit against anonymous sites that call … – New York Daily News

February 18th, 2017 by admin

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:47 PM

A real estate company run by accused murderer Robert Durst’s second wife complains in a $10 million lawsuit that several anonymous websites linked to buildings the firm owns wrongly claim she’s “the most ruthless New York City real estate mogul of her generation.”

BCB Property Management Inc. and Novel Property Ventures, owned respectively by Debrah Lee Charatan and her son Bennat Charatan Berger, also complain the six websites are wrongly sliming them by publicizing untrue allegations about bed bug infestations and swastika graffiti.

The websites are named after the six buildings they correspond to, which are located in Williamsburg, Prospect Heights, and the East Village. The websites went online in summer 2016, the suit states.

“The Defamatory Websites contain false statements concerning the Plaintiffs,” the suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court claims.

Among the “defamatory” statements listed are that the companies “are two of the most infamous and abusive landlords in New York City” and “That Deborah Lee Charatan (sic) is the most ruthless New York City real estate mogul of her generation.”

The websites also had posts stating that Bennat Berger had domestic abuse charges filed against him” and “That Bennat Berger made a death threat to a former employee,” the suit states.

While disgraced real estate scion Durst contributed millions to BCB, according to Crain’s New York, the lawsuit also rails against posts on the websites claiming Durst has an ownership interest.

Durst, 73, is accused of slaying writer Susan Berman in 2000. Prosecutors charge Durst killed Berman because she could implicate him in the killing of his first wife, Kathie, who vanished in 1982.

The websites expose the companies run by Charatan, 60, and Berger, 32, “to public contempt, hatred, ridicule, aversion or disgrace, and/or to induce an evil opinion of the Plaintiffs in the minds of right-thinking persons, and to deprive the Plaintiffs of their friendly intercourse in society,” according to the lawsuit.

The claims can also “injure Plaintiffs in their trade, business, and/or profession.”

BCB and Novel’s lawyer did not return calls for comment.

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Lincoln Center Announces 2017 Emerging Artists – American Theatre

February 16th, 2017 by admin

Theatre artists Michael R. Jackson, Grace McLean, and Ben West will be recognized in a ceremony next month.

NEW YORK CITY: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced the second class of Emerging Artists. The 12 recipients were each nominated by one of Lincoln Centers eleven resident organizations, and some will receive special awards with cash prizes. The artists recognized represent a variety of disciplines, including musicians, filmmakers, and Broadway performers. An awards presentation, hosted by Sigourney Weaver, will take place on March 1 in New York City.

Since its inception, Lincoln Center has been a venue for the greatest artists of our day, and to continue that legacy its crucial to invest in the artists of tomorrow, said Peter L. Malkin, co-chair of the emeritus board at Lincoln Center, in a statement. The Emerging Artist Awards provide both recognition and funding for the future essential voices of our community, to nurture their talents and support them as they chart their careers.

The theatre recipients include playwright Michael R. Jackson, whose projects have been performed at Merkin Concert Hall, the Barrington Stage Company, Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Triad, Ars Nova, Joes Pub, the Metropolitan Room, the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, and at A Contemoray Theatre in Seattle. Jackson is also a 2017 recipient of the Jonathan Larson Grant. He holds a BFA in playwriting and a MFA in musical theatre writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Performer, writer, and teacher Grace McLean is the recipient of the Hunt Family Award and will receive a cash prize of $7,500. Sheis currently performing onBroadway in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Off-Broadway, she appeared in Sleep No More, Brooklynite, and Bed Bugs!!! Her band Grace McLean & Them Apples has performed as part of Lincoln Centers American Songbook series and toured Pakistan with the U.S. State Department. Herpop opera has been developed at CAP21, SPACE on Ryder Farm, the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed, the Orchard Project, and has been commissioned by LCT3.

Ben West, a director, performer, producer, and musical theatre historian, is the recipient of the Martin E. Segal Award; it comes with $7,500. He is currently working on Show Time! The First 100 Years of the American Musical and 45 Minutes from Coontown. His directing credits include Unsung Carolyn Leigh for Lincoln Centers American Songbook series, Gatsby: The Songs in Concert, and Make Mine Manhattan by Arnold B. Horwitt and Richard Lewine, among others. On Broadway, he was the assistant director and dramaturg for Old Acquaintance, assistant producer for August: Osage County and The Homecoming, and served as production assistant for Talk Radio.

The Emerging Artists Awards were established in1986 to honor Martin E. Segal.

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Anchor Pest Control, the Premier NJ Pest Control Company, Now Offers Preventative Yearly Service Plans – Benzinga

February 13th, 2017 by admin

Anchor Pest Control announces a new service to extend their residential bed bug control services. Using safe and effective preventative chemical treatments, New Jersey’s leading pest control company can help homeowners avoid bed bug infestations before they even start!

Old Bridge, NJ (PRWEB) February 14, 2017

Anchor Pest Control of New Jersey is offering yearly preventative bed bug control plans to help homeowners save money by preventing home infestations. Using safe and effective preventative chemical treatments, New Jersey’s leading pest control company can help homeowners avoid bed bug infestations before they even start. At a cost of less than 1/3 of a post-infestation treatment, the Anchor Pest Control yearly packages include multiple K-9 inspections and preventative chemical treatments. Most bed bug problems occur in residential and multi-family locations. Because bed bugs infestations are not affected by cleanliness, they are not as easy to prevent as roaches, ants, and other pests. Consider these facts:

Anchor Pest Control created their preventative maintenance program to help their customers avoid the hassle and stress of a bed bug infestation. “We would rather prevent an infestation than to have one of our customers have to suffer with the pain, hassle, and frankly, fear of having a bed bug infestation. One mother who had an infestation recently cried to me about how terrible she felt. She would get her children up in the morning and see tiny blood stains on the sheets from the bugs biting her kids in the middle of the night. I don’t ever want to have that conversation again.” Carmen Reino, Owner of Anchor Pest Control

Anchor Pest Control offers commercial and residential pest control services throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Bed bugs, termites, rodents and other forms of pests have been handled for more than 25 years by this team of professionals. Their innovative Bug ID Service is just the latest tool they have brought to their customers to protect them from creatures of all shapes and sizes.

If you would like more information about Anchor’s bed bug prevention plans, please contact Carmen Reino at 800-585-1580 or email at info(at)anchorpestcontrol(dot)net.

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