When thinking of bed bugs we think of those nasty little bugs found in homes and hotels. Most people don’t realize they are found in the workplace as well. Remember last year when bed bugs shut down state offices in New Jersey’s capital?
Bed bugs can be found anywhere. Unfortunately, something so simple as sending a sales rep away for a week can result in bed bugs for both you and your sales rep. The good news is, the office is not normal breeding grounds for bed bugs. The bad news is that they are more likely to hitch a ride with your employees to start breeding in their homes.
With consistent cleaning, you can help prevent your business from being a source for bed bugs. Here are some tips to help your office stay bed bug free:
- Reduce Clutter – Reducing clutter in the workplace helps provide fewer places for bedbugs to hide.
- Consistent Cleaning – Cleaning of areas where people tend to rest like break rooms, conference rooms and any areas with padded furniture will help reduce the risk of bed bugs.
- Daily Vacuuming – Dusting and vacuuming common areas will help pick up bed bugs before they have a chance to settle in or go home with employees.
A bed bug outbreak in the office can have serious consequences for you and your employees especially if the Board of Health gets involved. Ensuring that you have a professional cleaning service in place is key to avoiding this liability. Phillips Janitorial Services provides a high level of consistent quality to ensure our clients’ buildings are clean and sanitary.
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