There is so much in the news about the places that can harbor bed bugs these days. But realistically, we can’t avoid them all. With that reality in mind, Batzner Bed Bug Services, a sister company to Batzner Pest Management, wants everyone to be on high alert prior to heading into the busy summer travel season and to declare the week of April 22 as Bed Bug Awareness Week 2013.
Summer is a prime time for bed bug infestations because travel increases and people are more likely to pick up bed bugs during transit between locations. All travelers, from college students coming home for break to families going on vacation, are encouraged to keep a close eye out for bed bugs looking for a ride home in suitcases.
“Any public or private place has the potential to have bed bugs brought in on any person or even on their belongings. Unfortunately, property or home owners may have no control over the spread of these little menaces on their premises ,” said Jason Freels, Service Manager at Batzner Bed Bug Service. “One of the best ways to protect your property is to be proactive and plan an offensive strategy.”
Here are some tips to help avoid a bed bug infestation: