Top 10 Household Pests
Discover what pests could be in your home
READING, Pa., AUG. 28, 2014 — In spite of growing public awareness of infestation of bed bugs, and how to eliminate the problem, there continues to be reports of bed bugs on college campuses across the nation. A survey presented by the National Pest Management Association indicated 47 percent of pest professionals treat college dorms for infestations, which is why many college websites are proactively addressing the issue. The Rentokil Companies (Ehrlich Pest Control, Western Exterminator, and Presto-X Pest Control) want college students and their parents to be aware of these pests and offer the following advice:
Identifying bed bugs is easy. Adult bed bugs are about one-quarter of an inch long or about the size of an apple seed and resemble a flat apple seed or lentil. While bed bugs are most often found in mattresses and box springs, they can also conceal themselves behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, electrical switch plates and beneath cushions in chairs and sofas.
Prevention includes paying close attention to the following:
Careful inspection of personal sleeping areas and the implementation of these prevention tips will help keep bed bugs from being unwelcome visitors both in the dorm or apartment, and when the student returns home.
The Labor Day holiday signals the informal end of summer, and for many families across the country now is the time for another annual ritual, “back to college.” It’s not just books, supplies and finding your classroom that are the only challenges anymore. Preventing the spread of bed bugs is now an important part of the college survival kit.
About Rentokil North America
Rentokil North America is part of Rentokil Initial plc, one of the world’s largest and most diverse business service companies, operating in more than 50 countries worldwide. Ehrlich Pest Control (www.jcehrlich.com), Western Exterminator (www.westernexterminator.com), and Presto-X Pest Control (www.prestox.com) are all part of the Rentokil family of pest control companies in North America. They provide commercial and residential pest control, bioremediation, bird control, vegetation management, deer repellent services, wild-animal trapping and termite control from more than 200 local offices in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.