With the summer travel season quickly approaching, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has declared June 5-11 as Bed Bug Awareness Week to remind the public that vigilance is key to quelling a potential bed bug infestation this summer. Braman Termite and Pest Elimination is proud to take part in this important public education effort and encourages travelers to brush up on bed bug basics before packing their bags and hitting the road.
“Bed bugs continue to be a major problem and they can be particularly problematic for travelers because they are easily brought home as hitchhikers in
suitcases, boxes and belongings,” said Jerry Lazarus, third-generation owner of Braman Termite and Pest Elimination. “These biting pests are easily
transported, so it is essential for travelers to practice caution during and after trips.”
In fact, research by NPMA and
the University of Kentucky found that 99.6 percent of pest control professionals have treated for bed bugs within the past year, with 75 percent reporting
bed bugs in hotels and motels. Unfortunately, summer camps have had their share of bed bug infestations too. The good news is that bed bug infestations
can be avoided.
Braman Termite and Pest Elimination lends some advice to vacationers to help ensure they don’t bring home bed bugs as an unwanted souvenir:
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