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Bed Bug Awareness Week Kicks Off with Residential Assistance Scholarship

Bed Bug Awareness Week is June 6th-11th, 2022.

June 6, 2022

Butte, MT: Bed bugs are an unspoken epidemic that hit those with less financial resources the hardest.  It’s rarely spoken about because there is a stigma attached to having bed bugs. Additionally, bed bugs are expensive to get rid of.

That’s why Pest Notify is kicking off Bed Bug Awareness Week with its first Residential Bed Bug Assistance Scholarship. At least one scholarship will be given to a renter, home owner, or small property management company, helping them get rid of bed bugs with the help of a local pest control company. 

Bed bugs affect all income levels, however those with less resources aren’t able to write the check for a $800-$1,200 or more pest control bill.

Bed bugs are difficult and expensive to get rid of, especially for people that lack the financial resources to fight them back,” says Robert Edwards, Founder of Pest Notify. “This can cause separation from friends and family, anxiety and stress, embarrassment, and sleep loss.”

He has heard many horror stories of people with bed bugs. “Some of the worst stories are with split families, where one parent has a bed bug infestation. And so the other parent can’t have their own kids visit them,” he says. “And then how do you sleep knowing that you’re getting eaten alive in your sleep? This is a miserable situation for a lot of people.”

According to the National Pest Management Association 2018 survey, 97% of pest professionals had treated bed bugs in the prior year, bed bugs are found in all 50 states, and they stay alive in temperatures from almost freezing up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

“It’s our mission to not just help prevent bed bug infestations, but to help those people who already have the problem,” Edwards says. “That’s why we created the assistance scholarship. So that people currently suffering from the anxiety, sleeplessness and isolation of an infestation can finally be bed bug free.”

To apply, people can fill out the short form at www.pestnotify.com/bed-bug-scholarship.

When an application is selected, Pest Notify will partner with a local pest control company in the person’s area to help eliminate their bed bug problem. In addition, they’ll help monitor for bed bugs in the months after treatment with the Pest Notify remote pest monitoring traps.

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Pest Notify is a Butte-based company that provides landlords and pest management professionals with early bed bug, cockroach, and other crawling insect detection with its patent-pending remote insect monitoring system. 

Contact:

Robert Edwards, Founder and CEO: [email protected], 406-498-2764

Lisa Edwards, Director of marketing: [email protected], 406-533-8125

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