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What Most Don't Know About New Castle Office Buildings & Bed Bugs  

August 19, 2020

 

When you think of bed bugs, what comes to mind first? Sleeping and beds, right? With a name like bed bugs, it doesn’t make sense that they would be found anywhere else. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The truth is bed bugs travel more than any other insect. How do they do this, and why might your New Castle office building be at risk of an infestation? Let’s find out.

The Last Place You Would Expect To Find Bed Bugs

It seems ridiculous to think that your office building could have a bed bug infestation. None of your workers sleep in the building and your break rooms don’t have any sort of sleeping furniture. Because of these factors, bed bugs have no-one to feed on regularly. Although this is true, bed bugs have no problem using buildings like yours as staging grounds to find new homes. If one of your workers or clients has a bed bug infestation at home, there is a good chance they will bring bed bugs into your building. Once inside, these bugs will hide until given an opportunity to catch a ride. What’s crazy is that bed bugs can survive without a blood meal for upwards of five months. This gives them ample time to find new people to bring them home. Naturally, as more of your workers bring bed bugs home, more infestations will be created, and more infestations mean more bed bugs.
 

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The Best Way To Prevent Bed Bugs

Because bed bugs use people to get in and out of buildings, informing your workers is the most important thing you should do. The more they know about bed bugs the less likely your business will be to get infested. Here are some signs of a bed bug infestation you and your building’s tenants and or workers should use to spot an infestation within your own homes.

  • Bloodstains on bed linens.

  • Dots of fecal matter along baseboards and in the cracks and crevices around the home.

  • Live reddish-brown, oval-shaped, bed bugs.

  • Almost see-through egg castings inside cracks and crevices.

  • Bites in a line or zig-zag pattern on the skin.

In addition to teaching your tenants and/or workers how to spot a bed bug infestation in their own homes, it is good to show them some ways to avoid bringing bed bugs home with them in the first place. Here are a few prevention tips our experts recommend.

  • Do not leave your bag, purse, or any other item in a single spot for more than 20 minutes when out in a crowded place.

  • Inspect used items and furniture for bed bugs and the signs they leave behind before bringing them home with you.

  • When traveling store worn clothing inside airtight bags.

  • After returning home from being away, immediately wash all used clothing in the wash at high heat.

  • Teach your kids about bed bugs and show them how to inspect their backpacks before coming home from school.

At the end of the day, keeping bed bugs out of your office building is a group effort. Removing bed bugs after they have invaded, on the other hand, is something best left to the professionals. If you are interested in on-call bed bug treatments and high-quality pest control services, we have just the solution for you here at Moyer Pest Control.

Give us a call today to discuss how our commercial pest control plans would work perfectly for your New Castle office building.

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