PMPs report seeing large increases in the number of bed bug encounters in college dorms, hotels, nursing homes, office buildings, schools and daycare centers, hospitals, public transportation and movie theaters compared to last year. More specifically, many places experienced double-digit growth from a year ago, including:
- College dorms (54 percent, up from 35 percent a year ago)
- Hotels/motels (80 percent, up from 67 percent a year ago)
- Nursing homes (46 percent, up from 25 percent a year ago)
- Office buildings (38 percent, up from 17 percent a year ago)
- Schools and day care centers (36 percent, up from 10 percent a year ago)
- Transportation (train/bus/taxi) (18 percent up from nine percent a year ago)
- Hospitals (31 percent, up from 12 percent a year ago)
- Movie theaters (17 percent, up from four percent a year ago)
Additionally, in this year’s survey, 21 percent of PMPs reported treating bed bugs in retailstores.
Hulett’s Healthy Home Bed Bug Program
Managing bed bug infestations quickly will help us to help you. At the first sign of a bed bug infestation, we will inspect your entire home free of charge. Once properly identified, treatment can begin as soon as that same day. You will be educated by our trained experts on the biology and behavior of bed bugs, as well as the important role you will play during our treatment procedure, which includes:
- Treating entire beds and bedframes, headboards, nightstands, and dressers
- Directly treating mattresses and box springs with the newest products available
- Treating behind pictures or mirrors on walls
- Treating carpeting, baseboards, electrical outlets, and any other voids where bed bugs may hide
- Stopping the spread of bed bugs to unaffected areas of your home
Should I treat for them right now?
Bed bugs cause a great deal of physical and emotional distress to almost any resident. They cause red, itchy welts from their nighttime feeding and are a general nuisance. If left untreated, bed bug populations will grow exponentially as each day passes, making them more difficult to manage. Hulett uses an integrated approach that includes the newest products that are proven to manage bed bugs, as well as steam treatments, which kill all bed bug life stages, in areas where our products cannot be applied. Just call HULETT for your free, in-depth bed bug inspection today.