Georgia moved from #22 to #15 in Bed Bug Infested Cities Last Week !
What does that mean? It just means that we are now infiltrated pretty well by Bed Bugs in Georgia. We are finding activity in Multi-Family housing quite often and places like Assisted Living and Nursing Homes are starting to get infested pretty consistent. For instance facilities that allow the tenants to bring furniture and bedding from home seem to have more infestation than the facilities that provide beds and bedding. In other words the tenants are bringing them in from their home into these facilities. Even without bringing in their furniture from home they still commonly bring in Bed Bugs in their clothing or items from their home. In some facilities the tenants go out and bring items in off the side of the road or from dumpsters.
Bed Bugs in Seam of Couch
It is no longer unusual for a facility to have a Bed Bug problem. In fact now it is the norm. We use our Sensor Bed Bug Dogs to detect bed bugs in these type facilities. They help us by alerting to areas of activity which then we can easily find evidence in most cases. We also provide Heat Treatments which is the most effective type treatment. (Bed Bugs have no resistance to temperatures above 117 degrees). In some facilities you almost feel like you are beating your head against a wall. I have seen units treated and be bug free for 1 year and then bring them in again. In facilities where the tenant is not responsible for the cost of treatment cooperation can be a problem. (Imagine That!) In other words if its on the house don’t worry about it. You would think not getting bit by bugs during the night would be enough motivation but that sometimes is not the case. Some of these tenants know nothing about bed bugs and unknowingly spread them all over a facility.
Common areas can be a point of spread. Many of these facilities have common areas with couches,televisions and pool tables. If these areas are infested they can be easily spread throughout the facility. We use a lot of Bed Bug monitors. These can be put on the bedposts and couches to monitor activity.
Bed Bug Monitors
The cost for treatments for some of the management companies is extreme. How can a management facility get cooperation from their tenants. They absolutely must demand cooperation or they will keep paying for treatments. Being proactive instead of reactive is the key !
For more information about Bed bugs in Georgia go to Bed Bugs Clark or call 770-957-1915
I just witnessed one of the Dumbest things I have seen regarding Bed Bugs !
I received a call from a Senior Assisted Living Complex about a unit that is infested with Bed Bugs. Upon Inspection I found Activity throughout the unit. Picture Frames,Mattress,Box Springs,Couch all heavily infested. His Mattress and Box spring were loaded with Bugs. It was an easy confirmation of evidence. I explained the treatment process to the Maintenance director and the Tenant. We scheduled it to be treated in the next few days. I leave and am down the road and I get a frantic call from the Maintenance Director and the Tenant takes the mattress and drags it down the hallway out the front doors and out to the dumpster. He goes back in and drags the box springs through the halls and the Maintenance Director finally sees him. What Do We Do? He probably just spread Bed Bugs Down the Hall. And His unit is at the very end of the hall. He passed 20 units as he is taking this stuff out. I told him to Immediately treat the Drag Area after vacuuming very thoroughly. He is somewhat limited on what steps he can take with all of the Senior Tenants.
Infested Bed Bug Encasement Clark Pest Remedy Atlanta Georgia
It is bad enough that they have to deal with an infested unit. This Tenant brought the Bed Bugs in to begin with. And now he almost seems intent on spreading them all over the complex. Misery Loves Company ? If you decide to take an infested bed or furniture outside in an enclosed building. Please WRAP it up. DUUUUUUH!
Bed Bugs Heat Treatment Trailer Clark Pest Remedy – Atlanta Georgia
If you have any issues with Bed bugs in Georgia and need information or an inspection call Clark Pest Remedy and you can go to the Bed Bugs Atlanta Website