Back To School: College and Bed Bugs

Students, parents and administrators should be on high alert this season for bed bugs infesting dorms.
  • Orlando, FL (1888PressRelease) September 13, 2013 - With college-age students returning to classrooms this fall, parents, students and administrators should be on high alert for the presence of bed bugs. College dorms are susceptible to bed bugs due to the high-foot traffic environment and the ability for them to spread to locations around the school. They can cause more problems than just aggravation, and transporting them is easier than you think.

    "Since bed bugs thrive where there are many people, college dorms provide the perfect environment for an infestation," says Robert Welch, president of Pro Staff Termite and Pest Control. "It's important for students, parents and administrators to recognize these pests in order to prevent them from ruining a student's semester."

    On top of school work and keeping up with their academic career, students experiencing a bed bug infestation could suffer from sleeplessness, and the anxiety of being bitten. Bed bugs are attracted to small crevices and are often transported and found in clothing pockets, purses, backpacks, jeans and sweaters. One of these pests could simply crawl into a backpack, be transported to a dorm room, and escape to reproduce and bombard halls with a bed bug infestation.

    Parents should also be concerned because it's just as easy to transport a bed bug across campus as it is to transport them to a different city. If your child is in college and they decide to take a trip home, take a moment to inspect belongings and furniture for signs of bed bugs like shed skins and fecal matter. It's recommended that students purchase mattress encasements to make bed bugs easier to spot.

    Pro Staff Termite and Pest Control offers an unparalleled customer support system and quick response times that are incomparable in the pest control industry. To learn more about Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control, please visit http://www.prostaffpestcontrol.com/, or call 407-292-7378.

    About Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control®
    Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control is committed to providing the absolute highest quality termite, pest control and lawn services in the industry. They continually maintain the highest growth rate in the pest control industry, and are dedicated to providing premier customer service for residential and commercial customers throughout Florida. Pro-Staff has been serving residents in the Central Florida area since 1995 and all technicians are fully screened and trained, providing safe and effective applications. Pro-Staff Termite and Pest Control services offers free inspections and estimates for termite, pest control and lawn care services. Call Pro-Staff at 407-292-PEST or visit our location in Orange County at 6211 Edgewater Drive Orlando, FL 32810 or Seminole County at 2100 Ronald Reagan Blvd. Ste. 1024 Longwood, FL 32750.

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