Commercial properties in Portland, Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest are generally a hubbub of activity with residents, patients, staff and guests coming and going. With that in mind it’s not unreasonable to expect bed bugs to be introduced on occasion. While often thought to be a problem contained to hotels and other commercial lodgings, bed bugs are in fact a rapidly growing pest problem for other commercial properties that house people (even temporarily) and their belongings including apartment complexes, health care facilities, and university dormitories.
Last year saw an unprecedented spike in the resurgence of bed bugs, with one in five Americans reporting they have had an infestation or know someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel, according to a survey by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
In response, the NPMA (National Pest Management Association) has partnered with the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the National Apartment Association, the Association of College and University Housing Officers International, and the U.S. EPA's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program to deliver a series of workshops across the country to educate property and facility managers on how they can effectively respond to the threat of bed bugs.
From identifying bed bugs to inspection techniques to public relations issues and legal ramifications, NPMA has gathered nationally-recognized experts to provide management tips, both preventative and corrective, to help these groups make informed decisions and stay out of the newspaper - and the courtroom.
The Sprague Pest Solutions team will be on-hand to answer questions about bed bugs, treatments and canine inspection services.
For Event Details and Registration http://www.npmapestworld.org/events/bedbugworkshop.cfm.
Date: April, 29, 2011
Seattle Waterfront Marriott
2100 Alaskan Way
In its continuing effort to offer education and guidance as pest management professionals develop their response to the bed bug pandemic, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs, offering guidelines to help PMPs control bed bugs effectively, responsibly, and safely.
Created by the NPMA Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force, a broad-based stakeholder group whose goal is the development of an industry-wide, multi-faceted response to the bed bug pandemic, the Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs provide guidance in the areas of service agreements, recordkeeping, technician and sales staff training, client education, disposal of beds, furniture, possessions, bed bug detection, treatment methods, and health and safety concerns.
"Because there are multiple products, methods and technologies that may be employed as part of a successful bed bug treatment plan, it is important that pest management professionals are aware of the myriad factors that should be considered when determining which products or methods are the best option to control a given bed bug infestation," stated NPMA Executive Vice President Rob Lederer. "The NPMA Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs provide PMPs the tools they need to ensure they are treating this elusive pest effectively, responsibly, and safely."
In addition to providing these best management practices to industry professionals, NPMA will encourage consumers to seek use of the BMPs in working with PMPs. NPMA members can direct their customers to learn more about the new guidance document at www.BedBugBMPs.org. Additionally, they will be posted on www.pestworld.org.
To download the NPMA Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs, please visit www.npmapestworld.org/publicpolicy/BedBugs.cfm, and click on "NPMA Best Management Practices for Bed Bugs."
One out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel according to a new survey released by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
“Most Americans recognize that bed bugs are back in a big way. Our survey shows that people are taking the bed bug resurgence seriously and are modifying their daily routines to avoid infestations,” said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “Although it appears bed bugs are here to stay, it is important that the government and pest management industry work together to provide accurate information to educate the public. The public, in turn, needs to practice vigilance to help in minimizing infestations and act immediately if they themselves have an infestation.”
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