Bed bugs have been known to elicit crazy reactions from people with infestations. However, where is the right place to draw the line? One man recently over-reacted when he was denied help for his bed bug problem. As your NYC bed bug specialists, we wanted to share this story with you.
An Extreme Bed Bug Problem
The story takes place in Augusta, Maine, where a man was denied assistance from code enforcement regarding a bed bug infestation in his home. When he had shown the bed bugs to his apartment manager, he was told he’d need to move out. Disgusted, he returned to the code enforcement office, once again, to ask for help. His request was denied and he was told he didn’t qualify for any assistance. That was when the situation took a turn for the worse.
An Act of Bio-Terrorism?
The man had a cup of bed bugs with him that day. He slammed the cup on the counter, causing about 100 bed bugs to scatter. The office had to close for the day while the area was treated for the blood-sucking pests.
What would you have done in this man’s situation? Fortunately, that’s a question you may not need to answer. Your NYC bed bug specialists are here to help you with your bed bug problem. When you contact us, we’ll be on the job right away, putting your mind at ease.
Bed bugs can easily be spread from an employee’s home to the workplace. Help prevent employees from accidentally bringing bed bugs into the workplace by following this advice from Stern Environmental the NYC bed bug experts.
Spread the Word About Bed Bugs
First, hold a meeting about the problem of bed bugs. Inform all your employees in a group setting about the problem. Explain how easy it is to inadvertently bring bed bugs into the work environment, and how quickly they can multiply. If possible bring in local NYC bed bug experts to conduct the meeting and answer questions.
Have the Office Treated for Bed Bugs
If you discover that an employee has bed bugs at home, it’s likely they may carry them into the workplace. Have the office surveyed and treated, repeatedly if necessary. Bed bug treatment is non-toxic to humans, and the investment in prevention will be worth it.
Have Employees Separate Garments Brought From Home
Bed bugs like to hide in the folds and creases of textiles. When an employee reports a bed bug problem at home, it’s best to separate their garments from the rest of the staff’s. Provide a separate closet that is cordoned off from the rest of the office. Ask them to keep their garments in a sealed plastic bag, just until they are cleared for bed bugs.
For bed bug extermination services for your commercial property, contact Stern Environmental today.