After a wet winter and spring across much of the country, nearly 35 million Americans plan to travel during the Memorial Day weekend, according to the travel organization, AAA. With many travelers staying in hotels, traveling by train, plane or going on a cruise, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) advises people to keep bed bug prevention and detection tips in mind to keep a dream vacation from turning into a nightmare.
“The good news is that summer is finally here; the bad news is that bed bugs continue to lurk in places people typically visit during a vacation,” said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “Although bed bugs are a year-round pest, people have a greater chance of picking up this hitchhiker during the summer as travel increases. Bed bugs are a souvenir no one wants to bring home.”
According to recent surveys of professional pest control companies, bed bugs are the most challenging pest to treat and also one of the least understood by consumers. Many people who may not have traveled since the bed bug resurgence last year may also lack awareness about the problem.
Here are severaltips to help travelers remain bed bug-free:
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