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Bed Bugs on Campus

You know you have bed bugs when you develop welts on your neck, arms, and sides of your back that itch like crazy. Small dark specks on your pillow and on your sheets are another sign of bed bugs.

Bed bugs are a big problem in campus housing and in many Greek houses. Your room may have already been infested with bed bugs when you moved in, or they may crawl over from the room across the hall.

You can protect yourself from bed bugs with devices that prevent bed bugs from climbing onto your bed called insect interceptors and with Protect-A-Bed bed bug proof mattress encasements. Storing your stuff in see-through gasket boxes makes finding bed bugs easier. A copy of The Bed Bug Battle Plan by Garrett Thrasher is full of valuable information about bed bug prevention, bed bug identification, and bed bug control solutions.

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About the Author:

Garrett Thrasher is author of Bed Bug Battle Plan (available on Amazon), a San Diego District Director of the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), a member of the bedbugFREE network, and a member of the National Pest Management Association. His company has been awarded the QualityPro mark of excellence in pest management. As a member of the Thrasher family, Garrett grew up in the pest Control business founded by his father in 1979. After earning his B.S. in Psychology from U.C. Irvine, he worked for several different pest control companies to understand various business models. His number one take-away was the same as his family’s philosophy: there is nothing more important than customer satisfaction. Garrett settled in San Diego and opened the Southern California branch of the business.