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Bats Found in Manor, Texas Elementary School

KXANAustinKXAN NBC (AUSTIN, TX) – Bats have been found dead and alive both inside and outside at a local elementary school in Manor, Texas. Pest Management, Inc. was called in to assess and deal with the situation. See full story…


Pest Management, Inc. on National Geographic’s Bed Bug Special

NationalGeographicNATIONWIDE RELEASE (AUSTIN, TX) – Pest Management, Inc. is featured on the National Geographic WILD channel with our owner, Brian DiCicco, showing how we use K-9 units to sniff out and eliminate bed bugs. See how heat remediation, the newest treatment for bed bug infestation, is being used by expert pest control companies like Pest Management, Inc. to stop bed bugs in their tracks. See full story…


Bed Bugs Hitchhiking Throughout Texas

KXANAustinKXAN NBC (AUSTIN, TX) – Austin Energy isn’t the only business experiencing a bed bug problem, they’re all over town.  “They know no boundaries” says Sarah McElwee of Pest Management, Inc.   See full story…


Austin Ranks in Top 15 Cities with Bed Bug Problem

Fox7AustinKTBC FOX (AUSTIN, TX) – If you’ve traveled recently or even stayed overnight with a friend or relative, you’re at an increased risk for bed bugs. In fact, Austin is one of the top cities in the country with a bed bug problem. It ranks in the top 15, nationally, along with Dallas and Houston. See full story…


On the Spot: A Bedbug-Free Hotel Stay in New York City

LosAngelesTimesLOS ANGELES TIMES (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Question: We are planning a trip to New York City next summer. Is there a list of bedbug-free hotels? How can we protect ourselves? Answer: Bedbugs have become such an issue that several websites have sprung up to help travelers scope out hotels at their destination. See full story…


How to Avoid Bedbugs on Vacation

FoxNewsNATIONWIDE RELEASE (AUSTIN, TX) – Bedbugs are gifted hitchhikers. They don’t hop or fly but they sure can crawl, especially when motivated by the promise of a good hiding place, such as your checked baggage. While your bag is in the plane’s cargo hold bedbugs “may have hitchhiked on someone else’s luggage on the plane and transferred to yours,” suggests Brian DiCicco, CEO of Pest Management, Inc. See full story…


Businesses Wage War Against Bedbugs

AOL Small BusinessAOL SMALL BUSINESS (OHIO, USA) – The growing bedbug epidemic can have a disastrous effect on businesses. How to prevent, detect, and eliminate the bloodsucking threat. See full story…


Rising Concern About Bedbugs Spurs Rise in Pest Control Calls in Austin

ABJLogoAUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL (AUSTIN, TX) – Austin pest control companies have received a boost in business in recent months from property owners who believe they may have blood-sucking bedbugs in their homes and offices. And they expect those calls to keep coming. See full story…


Fighting Bed Bugs

KXANAustinKXAN NBC (AUSTIN, TX) – Bed bug infestations are on the rise. Traditional chemical treatments may not get rid of all the pests. One Texas company is turning up the heat on these household pests.  See full story…


Bedbug Busters: How the BedBug Epidemic Could Take a Major Bite Out of Real Estate

CandysDirtDallasDALLAS DIRT (DALLAS, TX) – Texas real estate investors, pay attention to Sarah McElwee. Know how bedbugs are invading our homes, offices, stores, dorms, theaters, churches and even our food system? Sarah wants to change real estate leases because of bedbugs. The woman is on a mission I am holding in high regard these days: she wants to stave off a NYC or Cincinnati-like infestation in Texas. See the full story…


Lenny, The Bed Bug Sniffing Dog Trained To Sniff Out Bed Bugs is Latest Employee of Pest Control Company

KSAT12SanAntonioKSAT ABC (SAN ANTONIO, TX) — Lenny, an energetic Jack Russell terrier, has a job that can make your skin crawl. He sniffs out blood-sucking bedbugs. Canines are the latest four-legged weapon in the battle against the six-legged parasites. See the full story…


San Antonio terrier the terror of night-time creepy crawlers

KENS5SanAntonioKENS CBS (SAN ANTONIO, TX) – Chances are at some point this summer the tiny blood sucking pests could invade your sleep time. That is unless a certain 4-legged solution comes to the rescue.

There are only two dogs in the entire state that have the ability to sniff out bed bugs, and one of the animals is right here in San Antonio. See the full story…


New Weapon Aimed at Bed Bugs – Heat Holds Hope for Help Amid Growing Infestations

KXANAustinKXAN NBC (AUSTIN, TX) – In one of the bedrooms of a University of Texas area housing co-op, a technician stares at a computer screen. It’s covered with readouts from sensors placed in other rooms up and down the hall. The sensors monitor the heat in each room, as the thermometer slowly rises on its way to 135 or 140 degrees. Human beings are uncomfortable in that environment. Bed bugs — and even their eggs — are dead in it. See the full story…


Bernie, the Bed Bug Busting Dog to the Rescue

Fox7AustinKTBC FOX (AUSTIN, TX) – A group of Austin residents said they’re still getting eaten alive by bed bugs, more than a year after a FOX 7 News investigation exposed an infestation inside their apartments. See the full story…