Attention Travelers: Bed Bugs on the RiseJanay Rickwalder
Saturday, April 27, 2013
During summer travel, even the most seasoned vacationers
are at a higher risk of encountering bed bugs. These blood-sucking
pests are excellent hitchhikers and are easily transported.
Moreover, bed bugs are found to be as much, if not more of a
problem today than they were a few years ago, according to a
new survey conducted by the National Pest Management
Association and the University of Kentucky.
Most alarming is the fact that 99.6 percent of pest
professionals have treated for bed bugs in the past year with 75
percent encountering this pest in hotels and motels.
With college students returning home in the coming weeks,
parents readying children for
summer camps and travelers starting to plan their summer
vacations, it is important to brush up on
bed bug prevention tips and remain vigilant as they go about
their summer plans.