Bed Bugs Infest Wall Street Journal Offices

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bed bugs have been making their way into homes, hotels, stores and even movie theaters over the past several years. And now comes news that bed bugs have found their way into the offices of the Wall Street Journal.

So what can you do to prevent bed bugs from entering the workplace? Here are some tips from the National Pest Management Association: 

  • Vacuum and clean all areas including offices, hallways, lobbies, kitchens, storefronts and public bathrooms on a daily basis.
  • Regularly inspect all areas of business for signs of bed bugs infestations at work. Vigilance by all employees is key.
  • Eliminate clutter as best as possible, especially in storage areas as this provides excellent hiding spots for bed bugs in the office.
  • When unpacking new inventory or receiving shipments, carefully inspect all items and packaging for signs of bed bugs before bringing them into your business.
  • If a bed bug infestation is found, work with a professional pest control company to treat the infestation and perform follow-up inspections.