April has been designated as National Pest Management month by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), is the “consumer education arm of the National Pest Management Association” which provides information to consumers about “the value of our industry and our ability to protect health, safety and property” according to the NPMA’s website.
Recognizing that bed bugs are still a major problem throughout the United States, the PPMA has designed the last week of the National Pest Management month to be “Bed Bug Awareness Week”. In such, they would like to remind consumers to be vigilant in their quest to avoid bed bug exposure this summer travel season. The PPMA recognizes that having knowledge about bed bugs, their habits, and their harborage will help consumers avoid bringing the blood thirsty pests home with them this summer.
Stern Environmental Group is a leading authority on bed bugs. We have extensive experience with bed bug eradication and offer a multitude of bed bug products to help consumers remain bed bug free.
Stern would like to offer some reminders for safe and bed bug free traveling this summertime:
• Check for bed bugs in any hotel or motel upon your arrival. Carefully examine the entire bed, headboard, furniture and room. Remember, even 5 star hotels can have bed bugs at any moment in time!
• Check for bed bugs when visiting a relative’s home. Having bed bugs is not a sign of uncleanliness. Anyone can pick up bed bugs from any location.
• Use the luggage rack in a hotel/motel. Never place your luggage on the bed or carpeted floor areas. The slick surface of the bathroom is also a good area to store luggage.
Please check back on Friday for the conclusion.