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Bed Bugs in America: New Survey Reveals Impact on Everyday Life

January

13

2011

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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Treleven speaks at NPMA Bedbug Forum to Sold Out Crowd

January

10

2011

Last week, the National Pest Management Association held a Bedbug Forum in Denver, CO. The event provided pest management professionals (PMPs) with the latest information from the legal, technical, business and customer-oriented perspectives. The 3-day event was attended by over 500 professional PMPs from across the country - more than double what NPMA expected - highlighting the significant impact bedbugs are having on our industry and the communities we serve.

Sprague's President/CEO Alfred H. Treleven III presented on Effective Bedbug Business Models. He is also a member of the NPMA Blue Ribbon Bedbug Task Force that has been working on a groundbreaking initiative to develop bedbug best management practices (BMPs) for the pest industry. The BMPs will set guidelines and expectations for bedbug services. The final BMPs will be released in the weeks ahead.

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