Unfortunately, bed bug infestations can be found just about anywhere, including office spaces. No matter how clean any building is, there is always a chance that bed bugs can be found there. So while it may be surprising, your office building could be home to bed bugs. This problem should be dealt with as soon as possible in order to prevent further infestation. Thankfully, professional pest removal experts can help eliminate bed bugs in office spaces so employees can have peace of mind once again.
How Do Bed Bugs Get Into Office Spaces?
Offices can make great environments for bed bugs. Once bed bugs have found their way in, there are numerous places for them to hide, including in office furniture, gaps, or cracks anywhere in the building.
Additionally, office spaces are usually kept at reasonable temperatures with low humidity, just the right climate for bed bugs. And if no one frequents the office at night, then bed bugs can have the reign of the place.
All of this can lead to one big bed bug problem. But how do bed bugs get in office spaces in the first place? All it takes is one person to carry in bed bugs on their clothing, briefcase, shoes, or jacket for a problem to begin. With so many employees and personnel in and out of office spaces, it’s no wonder bed bugs can find their way in easily.
Noticing a Bed Bug Problem in Office Spaces
Recognizing a bed bug problem is the first step to getting the problem corrected. But how can you recognize signs of these small pests? Bites are often the first sign that something is amiss. If employees are noticing bites on their bodies, then it could be because of bed bugs. But bed bugs are nocturnal and may not come out in the day to bite employees. So it is also important to be on the lookout for other signs. For instance, bed bugs will leave behind small red or brown spots from fecal matter or leftover molted shells. If you notice any of these signs, then you could have a bed but a problem that needs to be addressed right away.
How to Rid Your Office Space of Bed Bugs
The first thing an employee should do if they suspect the presence of bed bugs is to alert a manager or supervisor. A manager or supervisor will then be able to call a professional pest control company that can come in and deal with the bed bug infestation. At Pest Force, K9 dogs are brought in to sniff out infestations in order to deal with the source of the problem. Additionally, heat treatment is used most often to be sure to rid office space of bed bugs once and for all. Bed bugs can’t live beyond a certain heat temperature, so using heat in office spaces will ensure all bed bugs and their eggs don’t survive, causing more problems in the future. In the meantime, employees should be diligent in checking their clothes, shoes, and other personal belongings for bed bugs so they are not transported to and from the office.
If you suspect a bed bug infestation in your office, don’t hesitate to call in the experts. At Pest Force, our trained pest experts and proven treatment work to rid your office of bed bugs for good. Give us a call today!
Bed Bug FAQs
Do Bed Bugs Spread Disease?
Generally, bed bugs are not known to spread diseases. However, their bite marks can cause allergic reactions in some people and can be uncomfortable and painful. Itching bed bug bites too much may cause a secondary infection from the scratch rather than the bed bug itself.
Who Is At Risk of Having Bed Bug Infestations?
Everyone is at risk of having a bed bug infestation at any time. There is no environment where bed bugs won’t enter. If you have been exposed to bed bugs, then it can be easy for one to hitch a ride on your clothes or belongings. When you bring bed bugs home, an infestation can then easily begin in your home as well. Therefore, people who travel are more at risk of a bed bug infestation as they often stay in hotels or visit public places where bed bugs may be.
What Will Instantly Kill Bed Bugs?
Heat is the one thing known to kill bed bugs right away, including their eggs. It is the most effective way to be rid of bed bugs for good. It can be used in the form of steam to treat carpets, furniture, baseboards, or other affected parts of the home. Other forms of treatment can work but may not be as effective for getting rid of the entire infestation. If any bed bug or egg is left behind, another infestation may begin again, and you can be back to square one. For this reason, heat is the best method for treating bed bugs.