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Make sure you don’t start the new year with an unwanted bedbug companion. [Photo Credit: Piotr Naskrecki]

U of M expert offers advice on avoiding a bed bug infestation this holiday

December 14, 2011

Visiting family and friends for the holidays? Or having guests in your home? One of the least pleasant aspects of holiday travel is the prospect of a bedbug infestation. A University of Minnesota expert who can provide some tips for making sure you don’t start the new year with unwanted bedbug companions is:

Stephen Kells, University of Minnesota entomologist

Here are some tips from Kells and the “Let’s Beat the Bed Bug!” initiative:

To interview Kells, contact Amelia Shindelar at (612) 624-9455; Becky Beyers, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, (612) 626-5754; or Jeff Falk, University News Service, (612) 626-1701.

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