Bruce Davidson, CEO of Pestech Available for
Interviews on Rampant Bed Bug Epidemic
September 17, 2010 11:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LIBERTY, N.Y.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Laying dormant for more than 50 years, the last decade has
seen a rapid rise in the growing nuisance of bed bugs – flat, reddish-brown bugs, no bigger than the tip of a pen, that
can live for up to a year and a half without food.
With a 60 percent increase in cases nationwide, this hardy pest now lurks within movie theatres, taxi cabs, buses and
corporate buildings, as well as five star hotels and apartment complexes.
Bruce Davidson, CEO of Pestech, is available to discuss the latest educational breakthroughs in correctly eradicating
Freezing the Bug
1. Davidson holds monthly bed bug seminars for his entire crew of Pestechnologists, garnering information on
cutting-edge scientific techniques from an industry consultant and world-renowned entomologist. (Other pest control
companies try to freeze these insects whereas Davidson has learned that bed bugs can actually survive in
temperatures as low as -40 degrees.) Davidson warns consumers that money is not well spent on pest companies
using this procedure.
Who Let the Dogs Out?
2. Dogs are another method that companies use to combat this problem. However, according to Davidson, dogs are
only a good addition to a highly-skilled technician. “Dogs can sometimes misread scents because the air current
carries the bed-bug scent from one room to another. They may pick up the scent in one room when in fact the
infestation is three or four rooms away, resulting in a false-positive reading,” said Davidson. “I would also be very
suspicious of any company who says their dog is cross-trained in both termites and bed bugs. A highly skilled
technician is still your best bet.”
Massive, Unnecessary Waste
3. Davidson also added, “Some pest control companies want you to throw away your beds and other furniture, but
this is not necessary because most household i