Vancouver, BC (July 3, 2014) – Terramera, Inc. a Vancouver based Ag-Bio technology leader developing effective plant based pest control solutions, is urging travellers to be vigilant about bed bugs.

As people prepare for their summer travels, Terramera urges travellers to be prepared because bed bugs are an easy souvenir to pick up and are expensive pests to kill, if you bring them home!!

Karn Manhas, CEO of Terramera, explains “Bed bugs are great hitchhikers and can travel home with you. They can be found anywhere, from high-end hotels to roadside motels. A thorough inspection of your space will save you a lot of time, money and headache later on”.

Terramera suggests two very effective tools to avoid bringing bed bugs home; a free Mobile App, Bed Bug Proof, which was recently featured in Wired Magazine, transforming smartphones into bed bug inspection guides and a highly effective, EPA registered personal travel bed bug spray called Proof.

Manhas notes, “Terramera is focused on creating and arming the community with effective tools, which is why we created the app, Bed Bug Proof and chose to provide it for free. We saw a desperate need for effective, preventative tools against bed bugs. Prevention is the operative word as getting rid of bed bugs is both costly and difficult. Taking these easy preventative measures could save you quite a bit of trouble and expense down the road”.

Terramera urges travellers to be pro active, by thoroughly inspecting their rooms with the mobile app and definitely using the bed bug spray, Proof to kill bed bugs and their eggs. It’s the natural choice as it is EPA Registered, which means it is proven to be effective against bed bugs and their eggs. The company advises that these tools are must haves for any traveller.

The National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky conducted a survey called 2013 Bugs Without Borders, which found that 75% percent of U.S. pest management professionals have treated bed bug infestations in hotels in 2013.

About Terramera:  Terramera, Inc. is a Vancouver-based Ag-Bio technology leader developing sustainable plant-based pest control solutions as alternatives to conventional chemical pesticides. We are committed to providing safe and innovative products trusted to protect every person and family from the fear and threat of pests. Terramera’s head office and R&D functions are in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The company produces and manufactures commercial and consumer products in the US for US markets. 

For more information about Terramera, visit www.terramera.com.


Terry Taciuk, Marketing
Telephone: 1.604.343.6180

CIRKIL, PROOF, Rag in a Bag and Terramera are trademarks of Terramera, Inc.

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