Bed Bug Awareness Week – Rising Bed Bug Risk

Posted on: March 20, 2017 by in Pest Elimination
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With Bed Bug Awareness starting March 20th, 2017, the pest control industry is taking time to remind and educate the public about the basics of bed bugs and how to avoid bringing these pests home.

Over the last decade bed bugs have become a growing concern as their population rise.  A recent survey, conducted by the NPMA and the University of Kentucky found that 99.6 % of extermination companies were asked to treat bed bug infestations in 2015.  Understandably this rise in bed bug activity has many people concerned and even paranoid, especially with traveling and hotel/motel stays.

Bed bugs can live in many different environments and are often found in five star hotels, summer camps, dorm rooms, senior car facilities, and homes around the U.S – anywhere there is a source for regular blood meals is an idea living space for bed bugs.  Many people unknowingly transport bed bugs every year, bringing them home to their families and infecting friends and their workplace.  This risk grows during the summer months where vacation travel is at it’s peak.


The professionals at ProChem ProActive recommends the following tips to help avoid bringing bed bugs home this summer:

  • Thoroughly vacuum the inside and outside of suitcases after returning home from vacation. Hard shell luggage is the most secure against bed bugs because it gives the bugs less area to hide.  All luggage should be cleaned and inspected upon returning from a trip.
  • Check your sheets for blood spots when entering a hotel/motel room. These spots can be rusty colored or dark brown and sometimes confused for ink spots.
  • Bring a large plastic trash bag to keep your luggage in before placing it into your vehicle. This bag can be used throughout the trip to discourage bugs from hitching a ride.
  • Never place you luggage on the bed or furniture in a hotel/motel room. Always use the luggage rack or the hard tile floor to place your suitcase, purse, clothes, backpack and other belongings.
  • Bring a small flashlight to assist with a visual inspection of your room or luggage during a trip.
  • Never bring second-hand furniture into your home without a careful examination. This especially includes mattresses and box springs.
  • Don’t forget about the pets – regularly inspect your pets bedding for signs of bed bugs.
  • Hire a professional bed bug profession, like ProChem ProActive, to solve any bed bug infestation with HEAT. ProChem ProActive has over 15 years of experience killing bed bugs.  We provide a 100% Guaranteed Pest Elimination service and we promise that the job will be done right!

If you or someone you know has been battling bed bugs please give ProChem ProActive a call right away!  We have the experience, knowledge, and equipment to solve any bed bugs problem.  We can be reached at 866-674-7779 or email us at  We proudly service the entire state of Nevada, Arizona, and Oklahoma!