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lara smallman bedroom guardian reviewHi, I’m Lara.

I made this site to help people like you and me.

I myself used to have a major problem with bed bugs. After my landlord refused to do anything about it, I took matters into my own hands and after a year of trial and error and a thousand bed bug bites later, I finally got completely rid of them!

First off, anyone can get bed bugs, so don’t feel bad! There’s a stigma attached to getting bed bugs but the truth is bed bug infestations are increasing rapidly across all major U.S. cities and are being found in apartments, condos, country homes, hospitals, businesses, hotels, and even fancy mansions.

Hopefully I can get you some relief from bed bugs much quicker than I got mine and save you the time, headaches and trouble. I had my niece who is in college help me build this website, she’s pretty web savvy (unlike me!) so thanks Leticia for your help my dear 🙂

getting rid of the bed bug bitesFeel free to read my whole story with bed bugs and review of all the good, the bad and just plain ugly bed bug products on the market I went through on this site, but I also want to just cut to the chase and tell you which one I picked as the best in case you’re in a crunch for time.

We’re all busy people here.

 

The Best Bed Bug Killer- Comparing the Products 

The Problem with Pesticides and Chemical Bed Bug Sprays

toxic chemicals in pesticidesNaturally, like most people I first contacted a professional pest control company. When I personally checked into pesticide services for my apartment unit, no pesticide company wanted to guarantee their work and the prices were astronomical. Plus the more research I did, the more I learned that most modern day pesticides have no effect on bed bugs.

Bed Bugs have been relatively absent for the last 60 years in modern society, and are only recently making a resurgence mainly because modern day pest control has zero effectiveness on eradicating bed bugs. And on top of all this pesticides not being effective nonsense, there still carries the risk of potential health threats from toxic chemicals in the insecticides and pesticides themselves!

I can’t have my baby King James playing on the floor along the baseboards getting his hands in some Orkin bullshit and then he put his hands in his mouth. F a whole lotta that! So what else was there besides pesticide and keeping a clean domicile?

Expensive Heat Treatment to Kill Bed Bugs

Many times companies will actually bring down heaters or these heaters are sold online to kill bed bugs by overheating them and then they eventually die. The heat treatments themselves and the heat treatment unit sold online are prohibitively expensive. And again, they don’t work to kill all the eggs and stop bed bugs from coming back.

I probably went through 100 different bed bug solutions that either didn’t work or were too expensive.

All they did was waste my time and money. You probably know the feeling too if you’ve dealt with bed bugs before. Here’s a list of what I tried:

Steam Cleaning– I rented a steam cleaner thinking this would get rid of the bed bugs, but it only got rid of the ones I could see, and they still all came back. I did get a cleaner carpet, but that’s about it.

Orkin Exterminators – Aside from all the chemicals, the treatment’s expensive as in it can cost up to $1,000 for treatments and again, no spray in existence has been known to completely eradicate bed bugs. They hate it but they won’t admit it either. Plus the chemicals can be dangerous to pets and people.

Dead Bed Bug Spray – This product didn’t do it for me, and apparently I wasn’t the only one. Bed bug repellant insecticide sprays just don’t work and all available literature supports this fact.

Hot Shot Bedbug and Flea Fog – This product just proves why these in-home self foggers don’t work, at all!

The ZappBugg Heater looks and sounds great until you realize it’s mostly for clothes and it’s over 200 bucks, and will not solve your home bed bug problem infestation.

The Bed Bug Barrier Mattress Cover is nothing more than a weak attempt to sell a bed cover marketed for preventing bed bugs. Most of the time the material rips and its cheap price is only surpassed by its cheap quality.

I checked out Riddex, a sonar device that emits a high-pitched sound that clears the interior walls of mice, roaches, spiders, and other pests. Ultimately though I found online this product does not work against bedbugs.

FabriClear is often touted as being the go-to bed bug killing spray. Only problem is, even the government admits that no spray will even put a dent in an infestation. It may kill a few bed bugs, but you have to stop them from nesting and proliferating.

A bed bug repellent I found that actually worked

 

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I found a product called Bedroom Guardian that worked for me out of all the other things I tried, all of which you can read about below in my full review. I liked Bedroom Guardian because (in 2014) it had very high ratings with the Better Business Bureau, good reviews on Yelp and on Amazon as well. Their service was prompt, I received their product in less than 5 business days from all the way across the country, and the instructions were simple.

**UPDATE**

However now in 2017 Bedroom Guardian has a a grade of F with the Better Business Bureau, and you can read about it here.

This review I found on the web was the deciding factor that convinced me to get it because it sounded just like my situation and by the time I came across it I was running out of options and patience. It felt like this guy in Fort Collins Colorado on Yelp was speaking directly to me:

“I have an active infestation in my apartment that I could not remove, even after spending over $1200 USD on an exterminator. At best the exterminator was able to mitigate the problem temporarily, but soon enough the bed bugs were back and biting. I suspect that the bed bugs originated from my neighbors.

Anyway I found out about Bedroom Guardian through Google and gave them a shot. Compared to an exterminator, the cost of the product is minimal. Before I ordered the product, I called the Bedroom Guardian customer service line, and was able to speak to an expert about my problem. I explained to her my situation, and she advised how many units I need and exactly where I need to place them to stop my bed bug problem.

I provided my credit card details to Bedroom Guardian, and about a week later my Bedroom Guardian kit arrived in the mail. Although the kit did come with detailed instructions, I wanted to call Bedroom Guardian back just to make sure I was doing everything right. A lady named Margarete answered the call and she held my hand throughout the entire process.

After about 4 weeks noticed a significant reduction in the number of bed bug bites. I also felt like I had a much better night’s rest. After another 5 weeks my bed bug problem was eliminated completely.

Margarete did tell me that I needed to replace the Bedroom Guardian product every 60 days, and to ensure there is no gap, Bedroom Guardian normally does send a refill every 60 days as explained on the website.

The only thing that I wasn’t too crazy about is that the refill costs double. However compared to an exterminator, it’s “chump change” as they say.

The product costs $9.95 USD and each refill costs $19.90 USD. I love the peace of mind that this product gives me!”

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*Update on Bedroom Guardian Price*

Since that review was written the initial charge is still $9.95 (awesome) but the monthly refill price is $24.90 now which I’m personally not thrilled about but I just cancelled the refills around the 3 month point anyway because the problem was under control completely in 6 weeks.

I essentially got a complete and total bed bug eradication product (that actually worked) for under $60 spread across 3 months when it was all said and done. You can’t get layaway that great at K Mart or Rent-a-Center.

I ultimately decided to give Bedroom Guardian a shot and the rest is history as they say, but later I found another solution which was a better deal in fact so if you’re thinking about buying Bedroom Guardian yourself, you’ll want to read this:

Bedroom Guardian sends you a small amount of product for the price. Sure the price is cleverly split up per month but you’re paying extra money per unit for shipping every month and it’s automatic recurring billing so your credit card is going to keep getting charged!

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defensive end! bed bug reviewsNow I know for a fact the product works because I’ve used it, but still it was not fun having to deal with the negative aspects mentioned above like having to call and wait on hold for an hour to cancel their automated billing, which is why I actually recommend a product called Defensive End! because of the overall value. Mainly because while the price seems only marginally higher up front, you get more effective product (with some left over) with a one-and-done transaction and price, with no hassle.

Also it has the fastest shipping of any online bed bug product so you can expect to get it in the mail in 5 to 7 days usually which was kind of a surprise to me. Anyone who’s ordered something off of Amazon.com knows what it’s like to unexpectedly wait 3 weeks for something simple and well priced. I’m still waiting on my therapeutic Oregano Oil!

*update (the Oregano Oil never came and I had to cancel after waiting several weeks)*

The important thing is I found something that worked for me and saved me money while avoiding toxic chemicals, and I hope you’ll find something effective and affordable too that works for you.

But before I actually got rid of those damn bed bugs it was pretty bad.

My Bed Bug Horror Story

To this day I can still feel the shivers down my spine just revisiting and thinking about those flat, reddish brown, wingless insects turning fat, swollen, and redder just as I became their next meal night after night. Horrible little pests feeding on blood that are able to survive without food for up to a year. Hiding. Lurking. Travelling between different apartment units like blood sucking nomads. They’re active when you sleep and latch onto your luggage as well as belongings when you stay at a hotel. Even 5 star hotels get bed bug infestations. It’s got nothing to do with being dirty or clean.

So if you believe your home is safe from bed bugs, you better think again. I found out the hard way firsthand how these little buggers can be brought into your home via yourself after travelling or visitors staying in your home. How it probably started for me was my little Kevin either picked them up from some kids at school or they came through the walls from a neighboring apartment unit. Some of the people around where I stay are just plain dirty (and crazy) and don’t give a damn like they live in the woods.

For me the bed bug problem got out of hand quickly. See, I learned that bed bugs love to spread and multiply like rabbits in the wild so my whole unit was soon a giant hangout and nightly feeding frenzy for bed bugs, plus it took me months and several lost dollars before I finally found something that actually worked which was both safe and affordable. Hell it took me a month before I even realized they were bed bug bites. I thought they were mosquitoes or spiders in the beginning. We don’t have pets so I knew it wasn’t fleas but we did have carpet. Strangely enough the solution I eventually found also kills ants, cockroaches, spiders, fleas, millipedes, and centipedes. I’ll explain more about why it works like that in a sec.

Bed bugs bite at night usually when people are asleep, so I wouldn’t feel anything until I woke up and itched really bad. I’d have red spots down my arms and legs and my babies would have spots all over their backs. I didn’t even realize it could have been bed bugs until I saw something on the news about them. Then it clicked.

I will survive. I will survive. As long as I know how to stop bed bugs I know I’ll stay alive.

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My inner Donna Summers was telling me that I could stop these damn bed bugs, I just had to take action. So I took some precautions and tried to do it myself.


My Go-it-Alone First Attempt at Preventing Bed Bugs

· I checked my bed and the kids’ beds for tiny, reddish spots in the bed linens, bed skirts, mattress seams, sheets, bed frame, and pillow cases. I flipped the mattresses over and inspected every nook, corner and crevice I could find.

– I started washing my bedding using the hottest temperatures allowed for the fabric. Sorry high-thread count Egyptian sheets, but them bed bugs got to go.

– I would remove any clutter throughout the bedroom and house and make the kids clean up after themselves.

– I inspected my entire home regularly, especially as soon as I had visitors overnight (once they left, I didn’t actually inspect their belongings but can’t say I didn’t think about it!).

· If I stayed in a hotel, family member or friend’s house I would keep my luggage far away from any dark potential bed bug hiding places. I would also check the kids backpacks and clothes for any possible bed bugs or stragglers.

– I stopped collecting 2nd hand furniture. It simply wasn’t worth the risk. I got my babies to think about and that’s the easiest way to get bed bugs is in somebody’s old sofa.

Even after these precautions, the bed bug problems persisted. So after many hours of research and sleepless nights of bed bug bites on me and my babies, I started to look for a bedbug repellant since my landlord that shit-for-brains wouldn’t do anything about the problem. Oh but he can raise the rent every year!

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bedroom guardian reviewWhat Bed Bugs are Attracted To

Bed bugs are attracted to 2 things: heat and CO2. That’s why they come out to feed at night, because you’re a warm body in a bed breathing out a lot of warm carbon dioxide air 🙂 At least I am.

So bed bugs are basically unavoidable, unless you approach the problem from the right angle. And the solution I found after all the fruitless searches  and ventures actually accomplishes total bed bug eradication in a very sophisticated but simplistic way.

All of a sudden I hit a turning point in my search to get rid of bed bugs.

It was like a switch flipped on in my head. I knew there had to be something out there that could help even if I hadn’t found it yet. I decided it had to be a natural bed bug repellent that actually worked, was 100% safe and not harmful to my kids who play on the floor, and it couldn’t break the bank. I still have to get my niece something nice for her birthday coming up but I got to get this bed bug problem under control too.

After going through all the typical bed bug solutions on the market with no success, one day, I finally found something! Okay so getting rid of bed bugs wasn’t something that happened overnight, it was over the course of about 5 weeks for them to completely go away, but away they indeed went.  And I noticed positive changes within the first couple of weeks. So what happened?

I Found a Customer Review for Bedroom Guardian

 

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So glad to be rid of these nasty things

I found Bedroom Guardian by accident. The same way I found the bed bugs coincidentally. What I learned from the Bedroom Guardian website made sense to me and it seemed like a pretty low risk deal. $10 for a 100% natural bed bug repellant unit and a 60 day money back guarantee. Since I could return it and I was willing to try just about anything short of setting my apartment on fire at this point, I gave it a shot.

I got it in the mail in about 5 days. The instructions were easy to understand but they were also fascinating. I found out that the ingredients that make this product work contain diatoms which are essentially microscopic fossilized remains of plants and sea phytoplankton. They are harmless to humans (actually some people eat it to reduce parasites in the digestive system) and farmers put it in their crops to fight pests naturally. But it also works safely in the home too as a non toxic pesticide. I even contacted the Environmental Protection Agency’s division, the National Pesticide Information Center at Oregon State University to confirm the facts regarding its safety. It is not technically a pesticide because it is all-organic material being used in a very forward-thinking and progressive way.

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How Bedroom Guardian Works

The diatoms in Bedroom Guardian are harmless to the touch of a human but are actually razor sharp microscopic particles that cut into and stick to the abdomens and exoskeletons of arthopods, the family of insects bed bugs belong to (as well as fleas, cockroaches, ants, spiders, millipedes and scorpions). So the bugs encounter the diatoms in Bedroom Guardian and it gets stuck in their bodies causing them to dehydrate and die in a matter of a few days.

It’s like bed bugs walking through a field of sharp jagged glass chards and them not being able to do anything about it. There’s no chemicals involved and other bed bugs will not even attempt that area again.

Along with Bedroom Guardian’s proprietary food grade diatomic blend they so adequately call Bed Blockade I got a bed bug monitor to detect bed bug infestation and a dispenser with full easy-to-follow instructions. Pretty crazy that this could be so easy and involve no chemicals and not cost a huge bucket of change.  BG’s cost is nothing compared to the costs and ineffectiveness of the other products I had used with no success and paid out the ass for.

I noticed good things started to happen after a few weeks. The bites got less and less until about week 4 or 5 when I wasn’t getting bit at all. When I ordered I got 2, 1 for me and one for my babies’ room. Pretty soon none of us were getting bit any more and we could sleep easy. I still had some issues with anxiety from the bites but that’s going away. The important thing is I got rid of the bed bugs!!!

Bedroom Guardian tripped me out. I didn’t think it could be that safe, easy, or just… creative and unique. It’s like the easiest and simplest way was sitting there right before my eyes the whole time and I finally caught a glimpse. Glad I did too!

Bedroom Guardian Testimonials: Does it Really Work?

“THIS STUFF WORKS!!!  I was extremely skeptical after my son was battling with these pesky bedbugs that found their way into his home as hitchhikers from who knows where… he’d tried everything else, so what was one more shot?  THIS one did the trick and I’m a believer!!  Fair warning, the product DOES irritate sinuses and such, so make sure you’re wearing a mask when applying!!”

Truly D. -Las Vegas, NV

“It works! Infestation gone! It only took one day after using pesticides, borax and the exterminator spraying!”

Marie – NYC, NY

“Purchased this to get rid of the problem I have been experiencing in my condo. It’s been two weeks and the bugs have been rapidly disappearing. Haven’t seen but one or two in the last couple of days. I highly recommend this product for anyone looking to be free of pesty bed bugs!”

C. Arnold – Seattle, WA

“THERE’S NOTHING LIKE IT, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS KILLS ANY AND ALL INSECTS VERY GOOD STUFF, MY NEIGHBOR GOT BEDBUGS AND I HAD ALREADY APPLIED THIS, AND BECAUSE OF THAT THEY COULD NOT SPREAD TO MY APARTMENT, AND AFTER SEVERAL TREATMENTS SHE USE THIS AND NO LONGER HAS ROACHES OR BEDBUGS”

Michelle – Los Angeles, CA

“Great for everything from chicken dust baths, to bed bug prevention, this is some awesome stuff. I use it as a flea powder for my cats and even put it in their food as a de-wormer. The product arrived quickly and was as described by the seller.”

Paul S. – Chicago, IL

“It helped with what we needed and we like that it is not harmful to our pets and our children”

Jillian R. – Houston, TX

“This will get rid of them. Its cheap, easy to use and kills em’ dead! Professional exterminators don’t want this secret out, it means less sales for them.”

Missy J. – Cleveland, OH

You can  finally get rid of the bed bugs once and for all or get something similar but better, but this product type is really amazing. If you need help with your bed bug, flea, ant or roach problem feel free to hit me up with any questions at larasmallman1980@gmail.com.

Not all reviews of Bedroom Guardian are great though. Here’s a video of someone talking all about Bedroom Guardian and how to get rid of bed bugs without damaging your credit or dealing with a lot of hassle:

Thanks for reading my Bedroom Guardian Reviews! I wish you luck!

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Snoring is common in adults. According to the recent estimates, forty percent of men and twenty-five percent of women snore on a regular basis. There are many reasons for snoring. You can blame your weight and sinus for continuous snoring. However, you can minimize the symptoms by using CPAP, BIPAP, and anti-snoring mouthpieces.

The anti-snoring oral mouthpiece devices can suppress your snoring either by pushing your tongue or moving your jaw forward. If you want an easy and cost-effective solution without visiting a doctor, you can buy an anti-snoring mouthpiece for starters.

The other options are continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and positive airway pressure (BIPAP) machines. When the CPAP delivers a stable stream of air depending on your prescribed pressurization rate, BIPAP delivers at the variable pressurization rate depending on the user’s breathing patterns. These machines are very effective. However, these are expensive. Moreover, you need a prescription to buy any of these two machines.

CPAP, BIPAP, and Stop Snoring Mouthpieces: Pros and Cons, Costs, Effectiveness

All the above three are effective to reduce the symptoms of snoring. The functioning will be different. Anti-snoring machines are relatively hassle-free as well as cost-effective. They work by creating physical barriers between vibrating tissues and soft tissues in your mouth and throat. Other two types are different and customized.

Anti-snoring mouthpieces

 
Pros

• Cost-effective and hassle-free

• Does not demand a prescription

• Can be effective for all

• Does not require any kind of medical procedure

• Not loud

• Easy to maintain

Cons

• Dry mouth & excessive salvation

• Soreness and stiffness in the lower jaw

• Can be used for a maximum period of two years.

CPAP vs. BIPAP

 

Pros

• Very effective for sleep apnea including breathing loss episodes and snoring, particularly CPAP is very effective for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

• More effective than anti-snoring mouthpieces

• Can be used for a long time with a little maintenance

• BIPAP can target a lot of issues in addition to snoring that includes congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and central sleep apnea

• CPAP machines are easy to use

cpap vs bipap reviewCons

• Expensive

• Demands a customized fit

• Cannot be purchased without a prescription

• Demands medical procedure

BIPAP is not without side effects

Which one is more comfortable among the three?

Though CPAP and BIPAP are more effective and customized, still, they lack the required comfort. These are inconvenient and less comfortable. It is difficult to sleep with CPAP and BIPAP machines. But when you will compare CPAP and BIPAP, you will find the later more comfortable. In many cases, doctors suggested CPAP due to its high effectiveness. But people prefer BIPAP for its comfort. They do not need to fight against the machine while exhaling.

Conclusion on the best stop snoring devices

What do you think? Do you find any of these helpful to treat your snoring? All these devices are designed to eliminate snoring. You can choose any depending on your preference. While choosing any of them, you need to go through all the features to avoid discomfort. More importantly, it is not suggested to use these devices for a long time to treat snoring. Instead, you should visit your doctor to find out the root cause and get treatment. Regular use of anti-snoring devices will create lifelong dependence and you need to avoid it.

CPAP, BIPAP, and Stop Snoring Mouthpieces: Pros and Cons, Costs, Effectiveness

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best hybrid mattress reviews

Tempur Pedic. California King. Body adjusting memory foam.

These words might mean nothing to a person if they weren’t buying a new mattress for their bedroom. But to someone who’s actively on the hunt for a brand new, luxury plush memory foam mattress with cooling pillow top & free shipping, then this post is just for you.
 

Buying a Plush New Bed Bug Resistant Mattress

 
bed bugsAs you know, I help people get rid of their little bed bug problem so they can sleep better at night. Dealing with a bedbug problem often leads to making decisions about current beds, mattresses, box springs and bed frames- namely, throwing them out and getting new ones or cleaning the ones we already have with a vengeance.

I chose to get a new mattress through my ordeal, taking advantage of any excuse to upgrade my shoddy old mattress. I started to look around the web for a queen bed bug resistant, cooling memory foam mattress with pillow top because I was going 5 star this time after my nightmare with bed bugs.

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What I stumbled upon in my own search for a luxury hybrid mattress was the new high-end bed in a box you can buy online that couples outstanding hand constructed design with perks such as free shipping, 365 day trial, one free lifetime cleaning, and $200 off through this link. Simply known as DreamCloud, this innovative new bed design offers several features which sleep enthusiasts like myself are going to love.

So let’s explore them.

Why is the DreamCloud the Best Mattress You Can Buy Online?

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1. DreamCloud is the first and only 15″ inch luxury mattress that you can buy online and have delivered to your doorstep. This mattress is big, baby, and you’re going to recognize the hand crafted quality in all of the little details immediately to top it all off.

2. Being a luxury hybrid mattress, it combines the best of the old school coil and spring mattresses with the new modern memory foam and plush European pillow top available in high end hotels. A well thought out design means that you may not even need a box spring any more.

3. It has 8 levels of memory foam and cashmere cover surfaces, and a special gel layer responsible for cooling the mattress. There are 3 different types of memory foam employed in its design, and the coils also work to transfer your body heat away from you, making it one cool bed in a box, right out of the box.

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4. Free shipping. 365 day trial. Free 1-time cleaning. Free moving expenses for changing residences and moving your mattress. Free return policy.

DreamCloud Reviews: the Best Luxury Memory Foam Mattress with Free Shipping

 
top comfortable and affordable mattressIf you’re still not convinced for yourself, you can read more Dreamcloud reviews or take advantage of the no-risk 365 day trial and get the feel for your new mattress before making any final decisions. Shop around for the best price and see if any better alternatives exist before pressing the buy button on any mattress.

For my money, DreamCloud can’t be beat. It’s stylish, modern, firm in all the right places, soft in others, affordable, comfortable, and an overall good value. But most importantly- it’s the kind of bed I look forward to laying my head down on every night!

So for now, it’s good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite.

Good luck 🙂

-Lara

More DreamCloud Reviews

 

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Use Rover.com to Sign Up to Be a Dog Sitter or Dog Walker from Home

 
*Rover.com makes it easy for you to sign up to start getting dog sitting/dog walking business immediately. The downside is, depending on your city, you may be one of the last sitters on the list to get selected. This is why you need to have a solid plan on how to start a dog walking/sitting business so that you’re not completely reliant on a 3rd party referral service, which will surely leave you disappointed and earning far less than what you’re capable of!

*Be prepared to give Rover.com 15% to 20% of what you earn. This is a pretty standard fee. But again, imagine keeping all the money you earn once you get your dog walking/dog sitting business off the ground and building a loyal regular client base.

*Use the service “Wag” as well to get some dog walking clients in addition to Rover.com.

*Make your online profile stand out. Fill it out completely. Pics of you having a good time with dogs will give reassurance to potential dog sitting and walking clients that you are the right person for the job.

Tricks of the Dog Walking Trade

 
*When you’re out on your walks, carry business cards/fliers to put up on the houses and bulletin boards in your walking area. 2 birds with one stone!

*Scale your business up to the point of comfort. Like the video above, if you’re tired by the end of the day, you may want to readjust your dog walking acumen to reduce/consolidate the number of dogs per each walk to conserve energy, or get an additional employee.

*Get dog insurance. Google it! Very easy to find. There’s 2 kinds: dog sitting from home and dog walking.

*Watch a few YouTube videos on dealing with aggressive dogs so that you can calm a heated situation between any dogs you’ll be walking in a group together.

Understand the reasons why people need dog walkers and dog sitters

 
People will always need dog walkers and dog sitters. You can also do a search in your city for other dog walking businesses that may need to outsource some dog walking jobs to you.

Building a website is going to put you ahead of the pack, so to speak, when outshining your dog walker competitors in your city or town.

Reaching out to local dog related businesses for referrals is a great way to get some initial customers and to build a network with other dog professionals.

For additional help and resources we recommend this easy-to-follow dog walking/dog sitting business guide.

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After an unfortunate discovery of a bed bug infestation and seeing the trail of droppings where bed bugs gather in the folds and creases or underside of your bed, you might want to consider replacing your mattress.

If your mattress is not stained with brown and red smears from the bed bug doody, then you might not even need to change out your mattress.

Still, if you were one of those people who is using a second hand mattress (nothing wrong with that, I’m using one right now), it might give you just the excuse to try a new option and treat yourself a little. Nest Bedding is making that even easier with a 100 day risk-free trial and free shipping. Wow!

70% of bed bugs live and hide in your box spring.
The mattresses over at Nest Bedding are so innovative that you can even throw out your old box spring and mattress altogether, and simply get a one-piece mattress solution directly from them that incorporates the comfort of a mattress with the support of a box spring.

It really is an all-in-one solution, like the signature “Alexander Series” pictured below. Over 300+ 5-star reviews. No pushy smelly salespeople. What do you have to lose?

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Well it’s summer again, which means peak bed bug season. So I thought I’d drop a quick blog with some new facts I found on the web. Watch this video, because this is where bed bugs tend to hide the most.

How to Get Rid of Bedbugs: Check Your Box Spring of your Mattress

 
This is one of the most common and preventable ways of getting rid of that bed bug problem, fast. Check your boxspring, because this is where 70% of the bedbugs are actually hiding.

Best (and Worst) Ways to Kill a Bed Bug

 
Don’t be silly. Staying up for nights on end with a spray bottle filled with alcohol is just going to leave you exhausted and it won’t get rid of bed bugs’ eggs. That’s right. For every bed bug you see, there’s probably 10 more you don’t see.

So just say no to contact killers like bed bug spray. They’re basically a for-profit scheme by existing bed bug repellent product makers. Trust me I know. I get emails from these companies saying “We listened to our customers and came up with a spray killer for bed bugs.” This is only a marketing trick and it relies on the age-old misconception that you have to shoot something in order to kill it, and again it will set you off in the wrong direction, but with less money for a 100% solution.

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Bedbugsos.ca Review (and other online bed bug supply stores)

 
My cousin is a real estate professional that lives in Canada. As a part of her normal business she has to deal with selling and renting houses, and of course some tenants leave behind bed bugs. So when she needed a solution sent to multiple units and tenants, this company thought she was running a scam. So they did not even ship the orders out and demanded an explanation for the multiple orders, even after they kept her money.

Being naturally sassy like myself she cussed them out, and almost had to contact her credit card company after making some threats. She eventually got her money back, but it took 10 days and her tenants never got their much-needed bed bug killer. Talk about a waste of time. And money.

The problem with a lot of these online bed bug supply stores is they don’t even try to get you the best bed bug treatment or solution. They try to sell you a bunch of merchandise. Like how they try to Super Size your Quarter Pounder w Cheese Extra Value Meal at McDonalds. This is great for them and horrible for you, and also a big reason I made this blog to help people learn how to get rid of bedbugs once and for all, without spending unnecessary dollars, especially in this economy.

So remember: check your box spring, pray but don’t spray, and keep the high costs of bed bugs away.

Good luck and have a bed bug bite-free summer.

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best natural bed bug killerWhen you have a massive bed bug problem you can experience a severe decline in the quality of your life. This is because sleep is so crucial to your body’s healthy function. Numerous studies have shown significant drop offs in immune function as well as performance in your career and personal life when you don’t get enough sleep.

Making the choice to do something once and for all against a bed bug infestation only makes sense. There are tons of resources on bed bugs on the web, you could read article after article and still not know what to do.

Then there’s the bed bug bites themselves. They can be very itchy and cause pain and discomfort unique from mosquito bites. Some people may not even know they have bed bugs for years!

Number one thing to understand is that an exterminator is not always the best option. We are already bombarded with chemicals, GMO foods, bad water supply with fluoride that is harmful to our health. Do you really trust a pest control specialist is going to have any qualms against spraying your house down with “safe” chemicals?

I once built a small fort out of chairs to keep the exterminator out of my apartment when I was gone with a note to the landlord. That’s how strongly I feel against environmental toxins and preventing exposure to anything that might harm your health.

The costs of a bed bug exterminator can quickly add up. Since you may require multiple treatments, you may be spending several hundred dollars at a time only to be left with the same problem 6 months from now. After a year or 2 you’ve already spent over $1,000 and didn’t notice.

That’s why it’s so important to find the best natural bed bug killer that offers safety, affordability, and effectiveness. Many available bed bug products are not repellents at all. Many are bed bug sprays that kill on contact and may not effectively kill bed bug eggs.bed bug info

Learning how to get rid of bed bugs from several sources and then choosing your budget and tolerance are going to get you well on your way to a safe, affordable and effective solution. There are many natural solutions out there which will not harm the environment or your health.

One of the biggest problems is a lack of available products on retail store shelves. Pest control companies for bed bugs may use expensive heat treatments but it will likely not eliminate bed bugs forever. So be careful before you shell out the big bucks into the thousands.

Good luck, get something that works for you and is within budget that is safe.

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This is kind of how having bed bugs is like is it not? Hahahaha

my favorite part was when he dropped the mattress and goes “oh shit” lol 😀

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Suspend SC is a premium, high-grade formulation that contains deltamethrin, a third-generation pyrethroid that kills more than 50 pests by interfering with their basic nerve cell functioning. Suspend is different from other insecticides because it is a single, pure isomer and has the power to kill insects.

The chemical also comes with a flexible label that enables application on mattresses, carpet and upholstery, box spring—common hiding places for most insects. This Suspend Insecticide review will walk you through all you need to know about this insecticide.

Target pests and insects

This chemical is said to control more than 50 pests including, ants, carpenter ants, firebrats, centipedes, millipedes, fleas, gnats, pantry pests, silverfish, bees, bed bugs, ticks, box-elder bugs, midges, crickets, flies fleas, killer bees, lice, mosquitoes, cecid flies, cockroaches, elm leaf beetles, moths, hornets, scorpions, sowbugs, spiders, multicolored asian lady beetle, pillbugs, yellow jackets, and wasps.

Suspend also treats pantry and pests ornamental, including grain borers and flour beetles. Most people get Suspend to control bed bugs. These are especially disgusting creatures and are usually the reason people learn about this product.

Features of this product

Suspend is an odourless insecticide that controls a wide variety of nuisance pests and one treatment can lasts for up to 3 months. The product works at low and high concentrations and provides almost immediate knockdown. Even better, it won’t stain the painted areas, plastic or material and is resistant to water. This bed bug control chemical should be applied where pests hide with special attention to dark, corners, drains, cracks, crevices, sinks, stoves, crawl spaces and baseboards attics. While applying, be sure to allow for ventilation as this is dangerous.

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Main active ingredients of Suspend

As stated earlier, the active ingredients in Suspend are pyrethroids and deltamethrin. This ingredient kills when an insect comes into contact with it through paralysing the pest’s nerve cell functioning. Pyrethroids has an instant disabling effect and is considered to be one among the most effective of all the synthetic pyrethroids in the market. Deltamethrin does not leave behind any odour, and can kill a wide variety of pests within minutes. Suspend Insecticide offers Deltamethrin in the concentrated suspension of pure microcrystals, which give Suspend Insecticide a long residual, and rather than being submerged into porous materials, they float on the surface.

Use and application of Suspend on bed bugs

According to the manufacture, you are required to use a low pressure system that comes with pinpoint to apply the spray mixture to areas like floors, crevices, cracks and on walls, expansion joints, areas around sewer pipes, and voids created by appliances. For control of ticks, fleas, and carpet beetles, you are required to apply as a coarse, low-pressure crack to problem areas. Don’t treat the whole floor, carpet or floor coverings. If you must apply to furniture, avoid applying to areas where humans will make contact with it. Great care must be exercised in handling this insecticide.

Potential dangers and side effects of Suspend insecticide

While Suspend kills a number of pests, it is one of the most toxic insecticides out there. The product is harmful when inhaled as it can cause vomiting and diarrhea. The most important thing to remember is not to come into contact with this chemical until the spray dries.

dangerous chemicals in bed bug spraysThis chemical is extremely toxic to water and there it shouldn’t be applied to water or areas where there is surface water. Also, water based spray should not be used in motor housing, conduits, swathe boxes, junctions boxes or any electrical equipment due to possible shock hazard.

Non-toxic alternative to Suspend

Suspend is a synthetic pyrethroid that’s chemically similar to naturally pyrethrins, but modified to be stable in the environment. While they are generally considered to be less toxic choices for insect treatment, they are capable of causing adverse reactions. If you want to get rid of bed bugs in your home for good without toxic chemicals, Defensive End! for bed bugs is still your best bet.

Some people spend hundred on products like Suspend with no relief from bed bugs completely, and it’s potentially highly dangerous to humans.

Because of this we can’t recommend Suspend for treating bed bugs.

(read my Bedroom Guardian Review)

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