As USATODAY recently reported bed bugs are moving out of bedrooms and are appearing in some pretty unlikely places. In fact, bed bugs are actually showing up in office environments and have been detected in cubicles and other common areas of office buildings, including filing cabinets.
Unfortunately this trend shows no signs of stopping and if you spend your days working in or managing an office, you should pay attention to what the National Pest Management is saying. On their website, they have offered some suggestions designed to help you avoid bringing bed bugs home at the end of the work day. Their helpful tips include:
Vacuum and clean all areas - including offices, hallways, lobbies, kitchens, storefronts and public bathrooms on a daily basis.
Regularly inspect all areas of business for signs of bed bugs infestations. Pay close attention to the seams of furniture and upholstery for telltale brownish or reddish spots. Also beware that these pests have been known to inhabit electrical sockets, surge protectors and behind picture frames. Vigilance by all employees is key!
Eliminate clutter as best as possible - especially in storage areas as this provides excellent hiding spots for bed bugs.
When unpacking new inventory or receiving shipments, carefully inspect all items and packaging for signs of bed bugs before bringing them into your business.
Encourage employees to report suspicions of bed bug activity immediately and always contact a pest professional to investigate each claim.
Learn more ways to avoid bed bugs in the office by clicking here. If you already suspect bed bug activity in your home, contact Rose Pest Solutions today. We offer several bed bug services in Detroit, Cincinnati and throughout our coverage area, including canine bed bug inspections and bed bug heat treatments.