Bed Bugs in Philadelphia Multi-Unit Rowhouse

June 24, 2011

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Yesterday I received a call about bed bugs at a Philadelphia rowhouse off of our BugsInMyBed website. The caller rents out seven rooms separately, with all renters sharing one kitchen. The caller had many questions about self-treatment. I had no choice by to refuse to answer most of these questions, especially those about chemicals that he could use on his own. I emphasized how dangerous it would be for him to self-treat, especially a multi-unit building.
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Pest Control Worker’s Fast Food Lover’s Choice

January 10, 2011

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In-N-Out or White Castle?

Today I was on the phone with east coast pest control managers and operators to talk about bed bugs and their experience with a bed bug freezing device called “Cryonite.” I got some very good input. Call me and I’ll tell you what I learned.
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Did I Pick Up Bed bugs in the Airport?

September 3, 2010

During my trip to NY, I spoke with two PCOs about bed bugs. In fact, in NY, it’s hard to have a pest management professional talk about anything but bed bugs. It is on their minds non-stop, for good reason. The market for bed bug work is endless. You would think that pest management professionals have reached conclusions about how to treat, but they haven’t, nor have they reached any common conclusions on how to price. That’s actually a very good thing, as different companies gear themselves to different segments of the bed bug market.
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Hearts Consulting Group, LLC Hot Blogging

August 14, 2010

Some of you may be wondering, why all the blogging? It’s unusual for a pest control company, although you see this more and more frequently as a means of communicating a company message. Pest Management Professional Magazine reported this trend toward blogging in the pest control industry. Accompanying all web media is an increased flow of “push media” email to convey the message. Genma Holmes, owner of Holmes Pest Control in Memphis, Tenn. prefers Twitter. You will need a Twitter account to see how she has developed a following with Twitter. (I haven’t figured out Twitter yet, but I’m trying). Of course, Facebook is the latest craze of everyone and every company that wants friends, with approximately one-half billion subscribers!
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Bugs In My Bed

December 4, 2009

Hearts Consulting Group announces the unvailing of it’s first website: www.bugsinmybed.com. This website is really different from other pest control websites in two ways.

1) While there are one or two great bed bug websites, such as Bed Bug Central, the goal of this website is to take a very broad view of the bed bug epidemic, seeing it rather within the context of people who have broad complaints about bugs that get in their beds. Read the rest of this entry »


Don’t assume it’s bed bugs!

June 8, 2009

I hope you will continue to follow my articles through Pest Management Professional magazine and PMP’s contemporary on-line edition . My latest “web exclusive” can be found that this link: “Killer Bed Bugs for Sale”
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Bed Bug Monitors

November 18, 2008

Bed bug monitoring devices are the hot items in bed bug control.  With such inconsistent treatment results, liability and pure fear about recurrence, the need for monitors prior to and post treatment is obvious.  These monitors will help protect pest control companies and their customers. 
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