Bed Bugs Find New Blood With the Winter Season Lingering

Feb 08, 2011, 20:23 ET from Pacific Shore Holdings, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Shore Holdings, Inc. (PSHR) -- Cold temperatures, like those currently freezing most of the United States, tend to mean death or hibernation for most insects. Unfortunately the same isn't true for bed bugs.

The blood-sucking parasite's revival as a potent pest in American homes, hotels, and stores is continuing to grow at epidemic levels. The problem will not be solved by the sub-zero conditions, as studies show that bed bugs can survive temperatures as low as 14 degrees F for at least five days.

But of course, the main advantage the pest has is that it lives indoors and, even during winter, beds, sofas, and suitcases tend to be warmer locations in an inhabited dwelling.

"The cold weather even benefits the bed bug," says Matthew Mills, President of Pacific Shore Holdings Inc. "Because people aren't going outside, bed bugs have more opportunity for feeding and breeding."

Another factor in the parasite's favor is that its natural predators, like spiders, tend to hibernate during cold weather, so Mills believes it is even more important for the bed bug's human enemies to try and eradicate the pest.

Many traditional extermination methods involve hazardous chemicals, whose harmful effects can range from irritation to nervous system damage or even cancer. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Ohio, Bed Bugs are now becoming more and more resistant to traditional poisons and insecticides. Mills' team of Bio-Chemists/Engineers and physicians at Pacific Shore Holdings Inc. have developed Nature-Cide® "Bed Bug," a proprietary blend of natural essential oils and other natural ingredients that is proving to be lethal to all types of bed bugs and other household pests, but is safe for humans and pets.

"Nature-Cide® Bed Bug Spray kills and repels bed bugs, without using the dangerous poisons found in other insecticides and pesticides," states Mills.  Nature-Cide® Bed Bug spray comes in an economical 32oz size as well as 2oz and 8oz travel sprays.

"It is especially important to decontaminate any items that we bring into the home, such as suitcases, clothes, even a laptop bag," Mills adds. "Anything we travel with is a potential carrier. It is how bed bugs spread, so the travel size spray is a great way of disinfecting shared furniture, like hotel beds and airplane seats. We feel that Nature-Cide® is like a hand sanitizer for bed bugs, and is one the best ways for individuals to protect themselves and to help eradicate this epidemic."

For more information on Nature-Cide® and the science behind it visit

For more information, contact or phone 818-885-9870.

SOURCE Pacific Shore Holdings, Inc.