New National Survey Confirms Bed Bugs Are Back in a Big Way
The National Pest Management Association has just released the
results of a Comprehensive Global Bed Bug Study conducted with the
University of Kentucky confirming that the bed bug population is
definitely back and in a very big way. Based on the results of this
study, Arrow Exterminators, a local pest and termite control
company is reaching out to educate the public on this very real
threat. The study suggests that we are on the threshold of a bed
bug pandemic, not just in the United States, but around the
In the U.S., bed bugs are infesting homes, apartments, hotels,
retail stores, offices, places of worship, college dorms,
hospitals, daycares, libraries, modes of transportation, movie
theaters, laundry facilities, and other places where humans live
and gather and these voracious pests don't discriminate between
rich and poor, don't have a preference for climate or environment.
Education and vigilance are the key to detecting and preventing bed
Bed bugs leave itchy, bloody welts on human skin. Adult bed bugs
can live for a year without eating, making them especially hard to
control. Once inside a hotel or home, bed bugs spread rapidly from
room to room - through pipes, in vacuum cleaners, on clothing and
luggage. In a hotel, bed bugs can even spread to neighboring rooms,
since guests are may end up moving to another room.
The public should be made aware of this growing threat to help
safeguard their families. There are steps they can take to minimize
their risk of infestation.
Consumers should be vigilant in assessing their surroundings.
When returning from a trip, check luggage and clothing. If you
think you may have a bed bug infestation, contact a pest control
professional. This is not a pest that can be controlled with
- On-camera or phone interview with a local Arrow expert on bed
bug prevention and treatment who can offer tips homeowners can take
to combat the pest problems.
- Possible live inspection/treatment at a home experiencing a bed