Thursday, 03 March 2011
RALEIGH – North Carolina environmental health officials are advising residents and travelers to learn about bedbugs and ways to avoid them after the recent surge of bedbug infestations nationwide.
“Bedbugs are returning with a vengeance as recent reports of them in hotels, college dormitories and apartments attest,” said Dr. Nolan Newton, Public Health Pest Management Section chief. “These pests can be anywhere, so it is important to stop them at the door. While bedbugs are not believed to carry diseases, their bites can itch, leading to scratching, which could lead to a skin infection.