There is quite a bit of interesting information floating around the internet about how to properly treat a bed bug infestation. Some people follow bad advice and end up spending time and money treating the problem only to have them return with a vengeance. It’s important that you have a good pest control specialist on your side who knows exactly how to properly treat bed bugs!
The Salvation Army shelter in Fayetteville, North Carolina has been battling bed bugs for more than a year. This past weekend, 25 volunteers stepped in to help the agency scrub the walls with bleach, buff the floors and haul away thirty wooden bunk bed that were infested with the blood suckers.
Reports are that the facility started their day off by setting of “bug bombs” prior to the cleaning and taking all of the infected beds to an awaiting box truck outside. The agency reported that the beds were replaced with metal bunk beds so bed bugs could not “burrow into the wood”. The old mattresses were replaced with hypoallergenic ones that are wrapped in thick plastic.
Only some of their efforts sound like a good plan.
Please check back on Tuesday for the conclusion.