Don’t Bring Bed Bugs Home for Christmas

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With a 99% increase in bed bug services over the past two years, Terminix Service, Inc. is offering expert recommendations and simple steps for homeowners and business owners to reduce the risk of bed bugs while traveling during the holidays.Bed bugs don’t fly, but they are good hitchhikers and can easily climb onto luggage or clothing which is how infestations are usually spread. Most people know that bed bugs are typically found in places where people sleep but they have also been found almost anywhere people visit. This includes public transportation (taxis, planes, cruise ships, etc.), department stores, movie theaters, office buildings, schools, churches, and various other places.Bed bugs do not discriminate. They don’t care if you are rich or poor or dirty or clean. A five star resort is just as likely to have bed bugs as the motel down the street.Bed bugs may be gross but they are not dangerous. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association, the fear of getting bitten was at the top of the list of concerns associated with getting bed bugs. Bed bugs have not been proven to transmit any disease and their bites are relatively painless. The typical reaction is a red swollen bump that occurs at the site of the bite with perhaps some itching, while it is estimated about 40% of the population does not react to bed bug bites at all. In rare cases, moderate to severe allergic reactions can occur.Travel tips:Packing and Checking InMedia Contact
Tracy Bender
Terminix Service, Inc.
803. 312.4154