Battling bed bugs

As tempting as it was, we won't use a picture of a bug When you get past the ick factor and the jokes, bedbugs are a real problem for commercial properties like hotels and rental units. The legal issues alone are frightening.

The problem with bedbugs is that they hide from the light, so inspecting a room isn’t often going to reveal the things — they’re busy sleeping in the walls. (I know: Eew.)

Not surprisingly, with the necessity of dealing with the %$@&! bugs comes several inventions — companies that specialize in detecting and eradicating them.

There are devices that see through walls, traps that lure any bugs (and thus confirm an infestation), and even bug-sniffing dogs.

All this is covered by Commercial Source; click here to check it out.

And if you feel the urge, here’s Wikipedia on bed bugs.

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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