Bed Bug Awareness Week is an initiative set up by the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) and runs from 5th-11th June 2016.
“We’ve witnessed a significant resurgence in recent years,” said Cindy Mannes, executive director of PPMA, when talking about bed bugs. The PPMA is leading a push for public vigilance by devoting their social media pages to bed bugs during Bed Bug Awareness Week and using the hashtag #BedBugWeek in all of their interactions. The Bugo will be joining in too!
Here at The Bugo we are running a competition as part of Bed Bug Awareness Week 2016, giving you the opportunity to WIN a Box of 12 Packs of The Bugo. All you need to do is read the information below and answer a simple question. The winner will be selected at random. Closing date for entrees are the 30th June 2016. Enter your details and submit your answer in the form at the bottom of the page. Good luck!
Bed bugs (also known as Cimex lectularius or written as bedbugs or bed-bugs) have undergone a worldwide resurgence in recent years. Bed bugs have been reported in every State in the USA and an estimated 1 out of 5 Americans either has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered them. A study in Australia performed in 2006 demonstrated an increase of infestation of 4,500% in the early years of the 21st century, and the UK has seen an increase of infestations hotels, hostels and homes in urban areas. Find out more about bed bugs here.
Recent studies have attributed a global increase in bed bugs due to the rise in international travel and an increased resistance to pesticides.
There is no question about it… bed bugs are on the increase!
So, what’s the problem with them? Bed bugs love to feed on human blood and when they bite, they don’t just do it once! Sometimes you can find a line or a random cluster of bites that can turn into itchy red bumps and rashes that last for days; some people may have allergic reactions or develop secondary skin infections from scratching the bites.
Other symptoms are psychological rather than physical manifestations, such as insomnia or sleeplessness, anxiety or increased nervousness, obsessive behaviour and personal dysfunction.
Hotels, landlords and travel companies have been sued for bed bug infestations and there are also websites dedicated to people spotting bed bugs on their travels.
The Bugo is a safe and simple to use device that lasts up to 8 weeks, is virtually invisible and acts as a barrier against bed bugs and as a detector to infestations – allowing you to protect you, your family and guests against these critters.
Just stick The Bugo on the floor around the bottom of the bed legs to prevent these unwanted crawling insects from getting to you, your mattress and sheets, or in any other crook and cranny’s in your bed.
Bed bugs live in homes, hotels, cinemas, caravans and offices. They are great hitchhikers and are well known to travel back in suitcases or clothes. The Bugo is designed to be used in any location, so use The Bugo home and away to detect or stop the spread of bed bugs.
Stop bed bugs – find out more about how it works here.
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We are also running another competition on our Facebook page. Why not enter that as well?
Enter the Competition – Bed Bug Awareness Week 2016. Entries Close 30th June 2016.