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Holiday Travelers Cautioned to be Aware of Bed Bugs

Cinnaminson, NJ – WEBWIRE

One of the busiest travel periods of the year takes place during the holiday season.  Millions of people travel by plane, train or automobile to visit family and friends to celebrate the festive season. While many people may be worried about making their flight or how long their car trip will take, travelers are also cautioned to be on the lookout for bed bugs during their trip.
Bed bugs can found worldwide and they make no distinction between a 1 star motel and a 5 star resort. They can also be found in all types of homes, condos and apartments. Even rental cars can have bed bugs that have hitched a ride during the cooler times of the year when extreme heat is not present to kill the insects.
These parasitic insects feed on the blood of people and animals while they sleep and due to their size and ability to hide in nooks and crannies, can be difficult to see.  People who are traveling and sleeping at hotels or at a friend or family member’s home can come into contact with bed bugs.  They can even travel back to travelers’ homes in luggage creating a new infestation.
“Bed bugs can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching, loss of sleep and some people may even suffer an allergic reaction,” said Charles Li, Ph.D., Director of PCR and DNA Analysis at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Excessive itching of their bites can even lead to secondary skin infections. At EMSL, we offer bed bug testing services that allow people to determine the presence of these pests utilizing advanced qPCR techniques that provide extremely accurate and rapid results. EMSL also offers a bed bug test kit that can be purchased online.”
EMSL has sponsored an educational video about bed bugs that can be seen at:
The EMSL Bed Bug Test Kit can be purchased at:
To learn more about testing for bed bugs or other indoor environmental issues, please contact EMSL at, call (800) 220-3675 or email .
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, indoor air quality and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public.  The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies. 

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