Archives for: September 2010
Bed bugs are back and they are voracious, after years of DDT treatments in the 50s they were under control but now they are biting there way coast to coast from suburban homes, to big city luxury hotels to Abercrombie stores in New York to office buildings In Minnesota.
What Are Bed Bugs?
The common bed bug, (Cimex Lectularius) has been a persistent nuisance pest throughout human history. Adult bed bugs are about ¼ inch long, with 6 legs, rusty brown color that feed on human blood, they do not carry diseases but these critters attach when you are a sleep and will give you the nastiest case of itchies like you can’t believe. The bites can turn into welts. Bed bugs are also amazingly hardy. They can survive a year without feeding, they can spread easily inside suit cases to inside desk draws.
The ways to deal with them
Inspect your bed for little blood spots, vacuum more regularly from carpets to sofas to suitcases, stop buying 2nd hand furniture. If you find you have bed bugs call a licensed exterminator and get at least 3 estimates. Extreme heat kills bed bugs. Throw bedding, clothing, sneakers, etc into a clothes dryer. If you can heat your house to over 120° that will kill them, but first remove things that would be adversely affected by extreme heat (i.e your vinyl record collection, bottles of wine, etc.) If that doesn’t work – move out, you will be glad you did.
In typical American fashion, bed bugs present several business opportunities including:
* Become a bed bug exterminator
* Bed bug inspector
* Become a dog trainer that specializes in training dogs that can detect bed bugs
* Sell bed bug exterminator kits
* Write a song about bed bugs and get it recorded and make royalties
* Hit the lecture circuit giving seminars on the all the ways to eliminate bed bugs
* Change your trial lawyer practice to representing all those people that have been bit by bed bugs with a class action law suits against hotel chains
* Become a bed bug lobbyist – go to Washington and lobby for a bed bug tax credit
* Become a bed bug psycho-therapist
* Sell bed bug insurance
* Go Wall Street and sell derivative contracts on bed bug infestations
* Write a book maybe "Bed Bugs for Dummies" or "How To Profit From Bed Bugs"
So there you go, so why not take advantage of the bed bug craze before someone else does? Bite back before the bed bugs bite you.
Odyssey Starts Global Partner Program to Deliver Their Interact Software
By Trupti Kamath
Odyssey Interactive Ltd, a profitable UK software company every year since it was founded in 1996 provides companies with enterprise Intranet solutions that streamlines business processes and promotes employee collaboration is expanding its partner program. Click here to read more
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Rethinking Your Content Strategy
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Today’s Quotable Quote:
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Today's Business Focus:
Should Advertising Agencies Be Called Advertising Agencies?
By Mike Carlton
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Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) Named in Top 1,000 Company by Inc. Magazine
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Quote of the Day
"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."