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For the last decade or so, Jim and Willina Collins have enjoyed a regular bonus by using their no-fee cash-back credit card to pay for many of their expenses, including holiday flight and accommodation bookings, gasoline, vehicle repairs, and insurance on their vehicles (the couple have a car and a .... More »
If you’re shopping for wedding insurance, chances are the big day is quickly approaching. So, congrats! Planning your wedding can be a very busy time and there’s a lot of stress. You want your day to be perfect and you don’t want to worry about what could go wrong. What if the gown is dama.... More »
Everyone thinks about car insurance in terms of road liability. There are hefty fines for driving without insurance, and you should always have coverage in case of a collision. But what about those seasonal vehicles or classic cars you don’t drive? As it turns out, there’s good reason t.... More »
Booking a cruise comes with a few crucial decisions. How long you want to be at sea, which ports you’d like to visit, whether you’d like an adventure-filled experience or you simply want to relax in the sun; these are a few of the choices you’ll make as you design your trip. While.... More »
Bed bugs can be a travellers worst nightmare. These pesky bugs can attach themselves to luggage, briefcases and handbags. But, with preventative measures, you can protect your home when you travel to work or go on holiday.
Use these tips to avoid bringing home any unexpected guests.
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs (cimex lectularius) are tiny brown parasitic insects that can live on blood from humans or animals. They go through five stages from egg to adult and are hard to see in the larva stages when they are babies at 1.5-mm to 4.5-mm. As adults, they are about the size of an apple seed and easy to spot at 5.5-mm. They feed for up to 10-minutes at a time and adults can lay five eggs per day
They’re called bed bugs because they often hide in mattresses and usually come out at night when people are sleeping. Evidence of bed bugs is usually small dark spots on a mattress that look like mold. Or, you might see several tiny bugs together where some are brown or beige (exoskeletons) and in different sizes…