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      May 22, 2019

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      Bed Bugs in Petersburg Virginia

      Bed bugs have been a pest of humans throughout history and were a common pest in the United States at the turn of the previous century. Since the 1990s, we have seen an increase in bed bug infestations in the United States. There are many theories about why bed bug infestations have returned including increases in international travel, the transfer of secondhand furniture and clothing, a higher turnover of occupants in multi-unit housing, widespread resistance to insecticides (including DDT); and a lack of bed bug awareness and precautions worldwide. When we consider the billions of people living on earth today compared to 100 years ago, it should be no surprise that there are more bed bugs.  For more information visit https://ext.vt.edu/family.html select “publications” then “home pests” for a complete list of researched data reports. Bed bug infestations are continuing to spread through single-family and multi-unit homes. Bed bug infestations have been a nightmare for apartment managers. Apartment communities have seen their pest management expenses go from $30,000 to over $100,000 in a single year. If your hotel does not have bed bug action plan, you are at risk of losing your reputation and a lawsuit. The structures that are most at risk for developing bed bug infestations are where many people and their belongings move in and out with great frequency. Petersburg and Richmond are NOT excluded. This workshop is open to all, come learn about Bed Bugs and how they can affect your home and community. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Katrina Kirby, Petersburg Office at (804)- 733- 1880 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

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