PUBLISHED ON June 14th, 2012
While it offers many social benefits, going Greek can also give students a new set of nightmares in addition to those 15-page term papers, comprehensive final tests and the occasional pop quiz. The rise of bed bugs across the U.S. means these psychologically damaging pests are appearing on college campuses, like the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Seattle bed bugs are just as likely to strike local sorority or frat houses (as well as your home, when your college student stops by for a visit).
In order to avoid ever seeing a campus bed bug, Seattle students must be proactive about not introducing the pests to the dorms and student houses – and have a plan in place for when the unthinkable happens.
1. Tell the residential coordinator immediately.
2. Call a Seattle bed bug pest control company that specializes in dealing with bed bugs.
3. Follow the instructions provided by the pest control pros. Instructions might include vacuuming or inspecting your belongings.
4. Establish a set of protocols to prevent another bed bug infestation. Steps can include inspecting book bags, clothing and luggage as well as conducting weekly checks in and around furniture and bedding.
Fraternities and sororities at several colleges have purchased bed bug insurance policies that would help cover the cost of pest control services in the event of an infestation. Contact your renter’s insurance company to learn about the protection your policy may offer in the event of a bed bug infestation, or see if you can attach special insurance rider to your current policy.
If you think you’ve seen a bed bug, call a Seattle bed bug pest control service immediately.