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Controlling Bed Bugs

“The prevalence of bed bug infestations has been widely reported by the media recently, bringing questions about the dangers they pose to humans. While bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, their presence is unwelcome and has presented difficult challenges and distress to many people. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), experts suspect the resurgence is associated with more international and domestic travel, lack of knowledge necessary to prevent infestations, increased resistance of bed bugs to pesticides, and ineffective pest control practices. The encouraging news is that there are ways to control bed bugs. While there is no chemical ‘silver bullet’ or quick fix, there are effective strategies involving both non-chemical and chemical methods.”

For information on how to identify and treat a bed bug infestation, including how to hire a pest management company, visit the EPA Website.


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