Experts Warn of Increased Bed Bug Activity During Summer Travel Season – Business Wire

FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the summer travel season gets underway, experts at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) are reminding vacationers of the importance of bed bug prevention in light of Bed Bug Awareness Week, this June 6-12. This annual observance, recognized by Chases Calendar of Events, serves as a reminder to Americans of just how easy it is to bring an infestation home with you and the importance of working with a professional if an infestation is suspected.

Bed bugs are commonly thought to only hide in the bedroom, when in fact they can be found virtually anywhere humans congregate, said Cindy Mannes, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. With COVID-19 restrictions easing from coast to coast, people are undoubtedly eager to get their travel plans in motion. Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers and are capable of traveling long distances, so its important to do a thorough sweep for any signs of an infestation before switching to vacation mode to prevent bringing an infestation home with you.

With bed bugs being one of the most difficult pests to control, the NPMA is sharing the below tips to help travelers prevent unwanted encounters:

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