When you mention bedbugs, most people will first think of hotels. But did you know that bedbugs are hiding and waiting to hitch a ride home with you in many common public places? Besides public transports, libraries, and retail stores, here is another list of bedbug infestation in schools and offices. Prevention is always better than cure, so let’s protect you and your family today.
Schools and Colleges
All children love stuffed animals, right? But what if these stuffed animals hide some other unwanted creatures too? In daycare centres, kids usually share their beloved toys and cots with each other every day. Bedbugs could be sleeping in these toys and cots! You can learn a lot about bedbugs in schools and colleges too because these can create a perfect environment for bedbugs to shelter in. For example, in the dorms, bedbugs spread along with the rest of the germs among students and room-mates. Parents always want the best for their children. So check your children’s laundry for signs of bedbug infestation. And check their skins to see if there are any tell-tale bite marks. If you do find any evidence of bedbugs, let the school or college board know so it can take appropriate action to deal with the problem. And check in with the school director or resident advisor to see if anyone else has reported bedbug invasions.
You may catch more than the latest horror blockbuster at your local cinema, especially if the cinema has been operating for a long time. With cushy, upholstered seats and plenty of human hosts, cinemas can become a magic kingdom for bedbugs looking for your blood. Whilst you are watching the vampires on the big screen, the bedbugs could be enjoying your blood! To reduce the chances of bedbug infestation, you should limit the personal belongings you bring with you to the cinema. Otherwise, you may end up bringing some little critters home with you. If you take a jacket with you, try to put it on your lap to ensure bedbugs don’t travel from your seat to your pocket.
Bedbugs do not only shelter in bedrooms. They can commute to business offices as well. Bedbugs usually nestle into the carpet or furniture in the boardrooms. With clients and packages coming and going all the time, bedbugs may move into an office space via briefcases, backpacks, boxes, business suits or clothing. The sofa in lobby area is considered as the most high-risk spot as it accommodates many visitors on a daily basis. Don’t let bedbugs chew away at your professional image.