BedBugs are hitch-hikers… you’ve heard us say that over and over, so it’s no surprise to see reports of BedBugs at workplaces. A few weeks ago, someone commented on this blog that they wished the telemarketer on their phone had BedBugs in the cubicle. That’s a little harsh. LOL

Mr BedBug on the set of MrBedBugTV

Mr BedBug on the set of MrBedBugTV

I’m Mr BedBug, Chief SpokesBug for FLfresh.com and EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator. I am a TV star on MrBedBug-TV and Editor of the BedBug News Reports.com

The reality is: BedBugs will travel anywhere that you “tasty-humans” travel. We think you are SO yummy. Finding Bedbugs in the work place is NOT new, but few employers know how to correctly deal with the situation, or have procedures in place. In today’s world, every workplace should have a policy and a procedure to follow.

Here are my suggestions:

#1 Take every report seriously and try to capture or “squish” any suspicious “bug”. Not every bug found will be a BedBug, so just like on Law&Order or CSI… the Detectives need to see the “body”.
#2 Know who to call. Sadly not every pest control company is an expert at every “bug”. They will all claim to be Bedbug experts, but few really are. Find someone you can trust, before you have an incident.
#3 BedBugs are unlike any other insect, in that their only feeding source is a human. Ants and roaches love grit and grime, but Bedbugs don’t. This means that you can’t “pre-spray” for Bedbugs, like you do for ants and roaches. The flip side of the coin is true too. The day AFTER the exterminator tests/ declares the office “BedBug FREE”… another bedbug could arrive, clinging to the pants cuff or purse of the first person in the office the next day. That restarts another infestation.
#4 Do NOT panic. BedBugs do NOT spread disease. Ants and roaches DO. Mosquitos and ticks DO. BedBugs don’t spread disease, BUT “we” have an un-fair reputation. BedBugs are NOT a problem for only the poor, unclean, or people who hang out in seedy motels. Bedbugs are equal opportunity pest, because all humans look like an all-you-can-eat buffet opportunity to us. The bedbug News Reports commonly see news of BedBugs in 5-*star hotels, movie theaters, opera houses and appearently call centers at the Harris County [Texas] Toll-Road Authority.

Below is the ABC13/ Houston (KTRK) news story by Steve Campion.
http://abc13.com/news/hctra-warns-employees-of-bed-bug-infestation/359975/

The BedBug News Reports is here, so you can learn from the “mistakes” of others. We try not to make comments about factually incorrect statements that local reporters make on TV Newscast. They can’t be an expert on every subject they report on and sadly, many just Google “BedBug” and repeat some of the myths and folklore that others post on the internet. Sometimes we question the accuracy of quotes. In this case the broadcast story is correct, but the text version [on the page linked above] has some wrong-headed info. It’s not “wrong” to say you can kill adult Bedbugs with rubbing alcohol, but you would die if dunked into a swimming pool of the stuff too. In this scenario, Did you die because of the rubbing alcohol?… or because you can’t swim? Heat is a very effective treatment for a major BedBug infestation, but again, it is mis-leading to imply it’s the “best” or “most effective” way.

If you want to learn HOW TO AVOID BEDBUGS, Get the facts. All the latest research [and Battle plans from the Bedbug Wars] is compiled at www.FLfresh.com Get effective “Tips and Tricks” on how to avoid a Bedbug infestation in the first place, and learn the options you have to clean a BedBug infestation in your home or apartment/condo and workplace. Separate FACT from FOLK-LORE and Myth. www.FLfresh.com is the national distributor of EcoBugFREE, the BedBug Eliminator . It is a non-toxic [kid-safe and pet-friendly] way to KILL BEDBUGS.

The more you know about HOW BedBugs live, hide, feed, breed and travel, the better you can protect yourself in the “BedBugs Wars”.
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