This past Friday December 7, 2012 the staff at Hassman Termite and Pest Control participated in Bed Bug Central’s “Take a Bite out of the Holidays” annual charity event.  Hassman’s provided an initial treatment and will provide a series of follow up services at no cost to the recipient.  The family lost their beds in the process of trying to eliminate the bugs on their own, so Hassman’s purchased two new beds for the family. The total value of the free services was $1,479.

Take a Bite out of the Holidays was created by research entomologist, Jeff White of Bed Bug Central, a free information resource to the public and pest professional concerning bed bugs and bed bug related issues and treatment methods. White created the holiday charity after seeing first-hand how difficult it can be for non-profits and individuals in need to obtain effective bed bug services.

“The holiday season is a time of giving and we know firsthand how difficult and expensive bed bugs can be to eliminate,” says White. “Therefore we want to help in any way we can and provide some relief to those in need and let them focus on enjoying the holidays with family and friends. If we have accomplished this than we have succeeded at our goal!”

The event began in 2009 with seven companies donating more than $40,000 in bed bug treatment services to those in need. In 2010, the amount of participating companies nearly quadrupled- 27 companies donated more than $300,000 worth of services across the nation for the annual holiday charity event.

This is the third consecutive year Hassman Termite and Pest Control participated in the event locally.  “It’s our way of giving back and helping those who otherwise may not be able to gain relief from a bed bug infestation” says Mark Hassman of Hassman Termite and Pest Control.   Bed bug remediation can be very expensive.  The previous two years Hassman’s provided a total of $3,200 worth of service through this program.

In order to reach as many needy individuals and charities as possible, BedBug Central enlists the help of its bedbugFREE network, a network of like-minded companies that agree with philosophies and treatment methods of Bed Bug Central.

BedBug Central’s President and CEO, Phil Cooper, is thrilled that Take a Bite out of the Holidays is expanding each year and aiding more individuals in need. 

“There is no better feeling than helping those in need,” says Cooper. “We are extremely thankful for the support of our bedbugFREE members and their generous donations of products, services and time during the holiday season.”

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