College Planning & Management

AUG 2012

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Maintenance, Repair & Custodial Care August 2012 A SPECIAL SECTION OF COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE >> In This Section PROFESSIONAL TIPS ON GETTING RID OF AND ALSO PREVENTING BED BUGS. p. 30 SNOW REMOVAL IS IMPERATIVE FOR SAFETY. IS YOUR CAMPUS READY FOR THE STORM? p. 34 IF MOLD IS A PROBLEM, YOU MUST ELIMINATE SOURCES OF MOISTURE AND CLEAN UP THE MOLD. p.42 Bed Bug Prevention and Management Many campuses are dealing with the problem of bed bugs. Pest management professionals are available to help. by MISSY HENRIKSEN B ed bug infestations have been steadily rising over the past few years, not just in single-family homes and apartments, but also in non- residential settings such as colleges, day- cares, schools, hospitals, and other public places. A 2011 survey of U.S. pest profes- sionals by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the University Kentucky found that 54 percent of pest professionals encountered bed bugs in campus residence halls in 2011 compared to 35 percent in 2010. Although bed bugs seem to have lost their front-page news status from a year or two ago, they have not retreated from Americans' everyday lives. Bed bugs continue to be a prevalent problem across the country and can be found any place humans live and gather. College residence 30 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / AUGUST 2012 halls, classrooms, offi ces, and other similar areas are especially vulnerable to bed bug infestations due to the pest's hitchhiking nature. Whether brought to campus by a student returning from a trip or a staff member who may have an infestation at home, once bed bugs are found on a college WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

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