Commercial facilities are a favorite home of pests, which adds to the challenge of maintaining a safe work environment in Brooklyn, NY. Commercial spaces have so many people coming and going daily that it’s easy for bed bugs to spread quickly. To avoid the risk of your business taking a hit to its reputation because of bed bugs, advanced scheduling of visits from the bed bug exterminator could keep your space free of the pests.
Signs of Bed Bugs
Very likely you don’t have time to keep an eye out for bed bugs. You’d have to notice tiny shells of eggs in the crevices of fabric furniture and on the edges of carpet where it meets the baseboard. Dark or rust colored spots on furniture or carpet could be blood spots. If you smell a musty odor in a specific place of the office or building, that could be bed bugs as they emit a moldy, stale smell. By the time you notice any of these things, however, you likely have a problem on your hands—regular inspections can ensure that the problem doesn’t escalate and is taken care of as soon as possible.
Common Areas Where Bed Bugs Lurk
Break rooms can harbor bed bugs in any fabric sofas or chairs for relaxing during breaks. They can hide in the cracks of fabric cubicles and fabric office chairs. They are excellent travelers and can hitch a ride on purses, backpacks, and extra clothing such as a sweater on the back of a chair.
Traveling from one office to the next through electrical outlets is another method for spreading, and employees may inadvertently carry bed bugs from room to room as they conduct meetings.
Treating Bed Bug Infestations
If you suspect a bed bug problem, do not delay in hiring a professional to inspect for this pest. Choose a pest control expert with specific experience in identifying and removing bed bugs using highly trained dogs. With a 96%-98% accuracy, these dogs will examine every nook and cranny of your Brooklyn, NY, space. Since they do inspections on a regular basis, these dogs and their handlers have extensive knowledge of bed bug signs.
Once the bugs have been located, the bed bug exterminator company will use cutting-edge technology to freeze the bed bugs through the use of “Cryonite” freezing, which essentially involves carbon dioxide snow. This treatment is non-toxic and leaves no residue, so it cannot harm your employees or facility. Because it is considered a green treatment, it does not harm the environment and is ideal for treating sensitive areas of your commercial building. There is no lost time due to employees having to wait to return to work as they will be able re-enter after treatment.
Advantages of Regular Inspections
Unfortunately, sometimes employees live in bed bug infested homes and can bring them to the workplace. This is why regular inspections can prove to be crucial to preventing new infestations to a commercial space. Hiring a professional to bring the canine inspection dogs on a regular basis means that if even a tiny amount of bed bugs are present, the exterminator company can implement a removal immediately.
Regular monitoring of work areas, break rooms, and rest rooms is critical to controlling bed bugs. When you have inspections scheduled in advance, you won’t have to worry that you won’t catch an infestation before someone spots it.