As the new school year arrives, thousands of teens are heading off to college. They flock to dorms, apartments, sorority and frat houses, anticipating new adventures. They are looking forward to learning new things, meeting new people, and breaking out on their own for the very first time.
One thing they are not anticipating in their new college life is encountering dreaded bed-bugs! Bed bugs can take a toll on people emotionally and financially and sadly they are making their presence known at colleges around the United States. Theses pests love to hide in mattresses, used or rented furniture, picture frames, walls, cracks and crevices, to name a few. The feeding frenzy on their victim’s occurs at night. Bed bugs can wait an entire year for their next meal, so empty rooms in the summer are not a problem for them. They multiply quickly and one bug and turn into a major infestation very quickly.
Bed bugs can hitch a ride on other new students, so it is important to educate all students on how to recognize when bed bugs are present in their new environments. Knowledge is the key to not spreading bed bugs.
Before any bags are unpacked at college, you should first do a check of your surroundings.
Please check back on Thursday for the conclusion to this post