MINIMIZE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO BED BUGS
Bed bugs have been out of sight and out of mind in the United States for close to 50 years, but have made a dramatic resurgence over the last decade. There are many reasons for this, such as increased international travel as well as changes in social norms and behaviors for many across the world. Bed bugs are a resilient pest and are becoming increasingly common. Most people only think about bed bugs when travelling abroad, but in actuality we are at risk of picking up bed bugs when at sitting in almost any location or area that is frequented by people, or by accidentally taking an infested item back home. New furniture helps keep the little pests from sneaking into our homes but can be cost prohibitive, and doesn’t provide much in the way of active protection. Various arrangements for public seating or public storage can lead to an infestation at home, and bed bugs can be easily picked up from a friend or visitor.