There’s a list of worries in the head of a college freshman’s parent: If their child is safe, well fed, and if they remembered enough pairs of underwear. But one pestering thing many parents forget is bed bugs.
According to the 2013 Bugs without Borders survey, 47% of pest control experts treat college dorms for bed bugs.
Although bed bug reports are lower than the 54% reported in 2011, bed bugs continue to remain a legitimate concern. So what can you do to prevent bed bugs? It’s simple!
Purchasing a bed bug mattress cover is crucial to preventing bed bugs in college dorms. You can purchase one of these covers at most stores, such as Walmart, and they only cost around $30. Once applied, bugs that are already in the mattress won’t be able to escape— they are now trapped between the mattress and the cover. The bed bugs won’t be able to reach you. Any bed bugs not already living in the mattress won’t be able to create a home in the mattress.
If you have any questions, please call (631)864-6900 or (516) 864-6900.
About the Author
Caryn Brown is a student at SUNY Old Westbury. She has worked at Suburban Exterminating since May of 2012. In her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing, and binge watching Netflix shows.