The University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension has seen the need to raise public awareness in the growing bed bug epidemic, and is holding a Bed Bug Workshop titled "Bed Bugs: What You Need to Know". This workshop will be held at the Lancaster County Extension Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road on May 21st, 2009. While the workshop is open to the public, it is targeted toward landlords and property managers.
"Landlords and property managers need to be able to recognize the problem and take subsequent management tactics, including thorough treatment by a pest control company," said Barbara Ogg, extension educator.
This workshop comes on the heels of the EPA's National Bed Bug Summit which was held in mid-april in Arlington, VA. This summit brought together officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Pentagon, scientists, state and local officials, and pest management professionals to discuss prevention and awareness of bed bugs in an open, public forum.