Bed Bugs Pose Dorm Threat
In recent months, the United States has been suffering a new epidemic. No, it’s not swine flu, SARS, or Bieber Fever. Our country has recently been dealing with a bed bug infestation. These little suckers (pun intended) have increasingly been popping up in hotel rooms, pose an inconvenience as they are small (the size of an apple seed), and feed on warm-blooded animals’ blood (like humans). While they receive attention for being present in hotel rooms, dorm rooms pose just as dangerous a breeding area.
Difficult to control, bedbugs thrive in small, crowded areas, like dorm rooms. With a decrease in the use of effective pesticides for environmental reasons, the number of university-related incidents involving bedbugs has grown across the country.
Besides bedbugs, what else wouldn’t you want to wake up to in your bed?