Pestech of Greenville is teaming up with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) to warn travelers of the threat of bed bug infestations during Bed Bug Awareness Week, happening from June 5-11, 2022.
With 80% of Americans planning to travel this summer and 42% planning to travel more than they did last summer, we're educating travelers on how to prevent bed bugs.
Bed bugs are a pest you do not want to encounter as they are extremely difficult to eradicate, and infestations can spread quickly. A recent survey among 575 U.S. adults with household incomes of $75K+, commissioned by the NPMA and conducted online by The Harris Poll, found that 51% of American homeowners with household incomes of $75K+ say that bed bugs are the absolute worst. However, only about a third (36%) are concerned about encountering bed bugs during their travels this summer.
“Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers, frequently brought into the homes of travelers. This means it’s imperative for consumers to be on high alert for these pests,” said Cindy Mannes, senior vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “If you suspect you may have bed bugs in your home, immediately contact a licensed pest control professional to identify and treat the issue.”
To help prevent bed bug encounters during your summer vacation, NPMA is sharing the following tips:
*This blog was adapted from a press release published by the National Pest Management Association.