Bed Bug Safety Tips in the Workplace

    Bed Bug Safety Tips in the Workplace

    When you work in close proximity to others day in and day out, you need to be careful. Not only are their colds and flus to worry about, but now, there are blood sucking parasites. And no, we're not talking about the cubicle climber out for a fast-tracked promotion. We're talking bed bugs! They are everywhere, and you must be careful and avoid them. If they get into your home, they are very difficult to remove, and very expensive.

    Here are some important tips for you to use so you can bring home the bacon, and leave the bed bugs behind.

    Bedbug tips while at work:

    • Metal is better than wood when it comes to furniture etc., because bed bugs generally can’t climb on metal. 
    • Looking into new company sofas? We recommend staying away from compartment dividers, especially if they are made of felt, as these dividers increase bed bug hiding areas.
    • Encasing bags/briefcases brought to work in bed bug proof luggage linersdecreases the bed bugs’ ability to get into the work place.
    • Use hard sided briefcases, as opposed to soft suitcases or bags.
    • Inspect your clothing before entering and leaving the office building.
    • Reduce clutter to reduce bed bug hiding spaces.
    • Know what bed bugs look like and if there are reports of bed bugs in your area, and let your employees know the signs of a bed bug infestation.
    • Inspect clothing, crevices, furniture, carpets, curtains, and wall hangings for bed bugs.
    • If signs of a bed bug infestation are found, contact a licensed pest control professional in your area immediately to arrange for an inspection and possibly extermination. 

    More bedbug tips for protecting your family:

    When having a sleepover

    When going off to Summer Camp

    When going off to college

    When renting a Halloween costume

    When residing in a dormitory

    When using a daycare center

    When staying in a hospital

    When visiting family and friends

    When seeing out patients at their home

    When residing in a Senior Resident Housing