Bed Bug Awareness Week – June 5 – 11

By Chris Williams on June 2, 2016.

As summer travel season gets under way, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) wants to promote public awareness about bed bugs during its annual Bed Bug Awareness Week.

“We’ve witnessed a significant resurgence in recent years, “ said Cindy Mannes, executive director of the Professional Pest Management Alliance. “And while pest control companies are battling these bugs in single family homes and multi-family housing units, in hotels and motels, hospitals and schools, and even on public transportation, there is still work to be done in getting consumers on board with public vigilance and awareness. And…consumers need to know that pest control companies are the most effective solution when it comes to treatment.”

How to Avoid Bed Bugs When Traveling

As you pack your bags and prepare to hit the road this summer, take a few minutes to check out these Colonial blogs. We offer professional advice on how to check for bed bugs in places where you stay, how to protect your luggage from hitchhiking bed bugs, and what to do after you return home.

Holiday Travel? Worried About Bed Bugs?
Do I Really Have to Check My Hotel Room for Bed Bugs?
How to Avoid Bed Bugs After the Trip!

And, this summer while everyone is tuned into Zika virus and other mosquito-transmitted diseases…don’t forget the insect repellent!

Photo Credit : “Room Hotel Sofitel Strasbourg 307” by TangopasoOwn work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.



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