As bed bugs continue their infiltration into the lives of New Yorkers, more and more services are being affected, creating a NJ pest control nightmare. Even buses are being taken out of service and quarantined in NYC’s efforts to stop the spread of this pervasive pest.
Are You Bringing Home Bed Bugs from Buses?
Imagine returning home to see bites on yourself or your children, not knowing they’ve potentially come from your stint on the city bus.
How are MTA Officials Handling these Potential Infestations?
When drivers report the potential presence of these pests, the buses are flagged, taken out of commission, and quarantined until deemed clear. Though Union leaders say the presence of bed bugs on buses is unusual, it’s not unheard of.
Despite Concerns, MTA Downplays Reports
To date, the MTA has insisted there have been no confirmed cases of bed bugs on NYC buses, and measures are merely precautionary. The regular cleaning and plastic seats of buses are purported to be a harsh environment for the pests.
All buses reported to have potential infestations were quarantined, inspected, and given the all-clear. The MTA is insisting reports of bed bugs were false alarms and the buses were returned to service.
Take precautionary measures at your home in the fight against bed bugs. Learn more about bed bug monitoring from the NJ pest control experts at Stern Environmental today.