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How can you monitor your home for signs of bed bugs?

Like most pests, bed bugs tend to be less active in the frigid winter months. One point winter! But just because they’re less active, unfortunately, does not mean that they are necessarily gone. If you happen to be waking up with suspicious bites, there are ways that you can monitor your home to determine if these bites are coming from bed bugs.  At M&M Environmental, we work hard to keep you and your families bed bug-free.

Bed Bug Gross Out

In the past couple of years, we’ve all become accustomed to seeing discarded mattresses lining the sidewalks of New York. Such is life in a city fending off a bed bug epidemic!  A word to the wise, however.

Local Company Debuts Humorous Bed Bug T-Shirts

A Lower East Side pest control company is fighting bed bug fear with humor. M & M Environmental, 32 Orchard Street, has rolled out a series of amusing t-shirts and an accompanying web site. You can see all of the designs at www.funnybedbugtshirts.com.   The shirts feature assuring slogans, such as “Date Me: I’m Bed Bug Free” and “Bed Bug Free Forever.”  New York City was, of course, gripped by bed bug hysteria last summer. The 2011 season (these critters love the heat and tend to hitch a ride with travelers) is just shifting into high gear.  We profiled M & M Environmental (which has some very serious solutions to pest control) a couple of months ago.

Pest Proofing with the Lower East Side’s Bed Bug Busters

Summer in the city means lots of things: outdoor concerts, street fairs, green market goodness! It also means, unfortunately, that bed bugs are back with a vengeance.  As high season drew near, we tagged along recently with the technicians at M & M Environmental, a Lower East Side company on the front lines of New York’s epic bed bug battle.  As you can see in the photo above, these guys are not messing around!

35 Cooper Square Rally, Bed Bug Report, Times Loves NuMu Show

  • There will be a rally later today to save 35 Cooper Square (EV Grieve).
  • Six percent of NYCHA apartments have bed bugs (Villager).
  • Ellie Krieger, Food Network host/dietitian, whips up healthy meals at P.S. 63/P.S. 163 (DNA Info).
  • Pizza joint eyes old Kebab House space at 144 Orchard (Bowery Boogie).
  • Holland Carter loves George Condo’s new exhibition at the New Museum (NYT).

Mendez Sponsors Information Sessions on Bed Bugs

From City Councilmember Rosie Mendez:

Rosie Hosts Forums on Bed Bugs in Private Housing on Tues. January 18th and on Bed Bugs in Public Housing on Wed. January 19th: On January 18th, Rosie, along with co-sponsors Community Boards 2, 3, 5, and 6 invite community members to an informational forum on how to prevent and combat bed bugs in your home. The Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development (HPD) will be present and provide materials to residents who live in private housing throughout District 2. The forum will be held at the Health Professions High School Auditorium, 345 East 15th street between First and Second Avenues from 6-8pm.