Bed bug populations in the United States have risen sharply in the last 30 years. It’s a common misconception that only dirty offices or businesses get bed bugs. Any office building can. Bed bugs are not attracted to dirt but to heat and carbon dioxide, the gas given off in breathing. Fortunately, there are many effective pesticides to kill bed bugs infestations. Everyone in an office needs to cooperate in getting ready for fumigations. Here are tips to preparing Case Goods in Lehigh Valley PA and elsewhere.
Clean Them Out Completely
All items in case goods like desks or work stations must be removed. The exterminators may need to treat the inside of all cabinets and drawers. Any food or medications need to be thrown out or placed in re-sealable plastic bags, so bed bugs trying to get away from pesticides do not hide in the packages or bottles. Do not let employees take desk items home since they could accidentally transport bed bugs into their homes.
Pull Away From Walls If Possible
The exterminators need to get to the baseboards and walls all about the office or offices. Pull the furniture away from the walls about one to two feet out, unless the pest management company asks for a further gap.
Remove All Clutter
Although bed bugs are not attracted to mess, they can find many places to hide in piles of junk. Go through all piles of clutter and trash what is not needed. Broken or cracked case goods may harbor bed bugs. If the exterminator recommends to replace the case goods, do so.
Why All the Fuss?
This may seem like a lot of work to get ready to kill bugs. It is a lot of work, but it is worth it. In order for pesticides to work, they need direct contact with the bugs they are supposed to kill. Exterminators know where the bed bugs hide so that they can place the pesticide most effectively. The alternative is having angry bug-bitten employees and clients in the office.
Getting office furniture and case goods ready for bed bug treatments takes time and effort. These are necessary steps to take to ensure the bed bugs are eliminated once and for all. Click here for learning more about case goods in Lehigh Valley PA.