In one of the week’s stranger stories, bed bugs have apparently taken over the temporary Apple store on 5th avenue recently.
A bed bug was discovered crawling around on one of the tables at the location in plain view of customers, and the ensuing rush to the exits cleared the floor with a quickness. It was not enough, however, to prompt a store shutdown.
Instead, the store manager decided to cordon off the table where the bedbug was making its rounds, and business proceeded as usual. In addition to consciously overlooking a potential bed bug infestation in favor of making more iPad and iPhone sales, employees complained that a recent water leak was not enough to make management send out a message for them to stay home as it was fixed.
A bed bug sniffing Beagle was brought in to do a search of the employee locker room, and 2 lockers set off its bed bug detecting senses. However, as is usually the case, they really could be hiding anywhere.
When It’s Bed Bugs- When It Isn’t
The Secret to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs will hide anywhere there’s humans moving about. They really aren’t that choosy. But they do like to hide in dark places usually in an environment of fabric or clutter, as they wait for their next blood meal.
When it comes to the cause of bed bugs, you first need to ensure that your business and your home are devoid of excess clutter and mess. It’s true that being “dirty” is not really a factor, as the scummiest of slum motels and 5-star luxurious hotels all tend to get bed bugs just the same, but you don’t want to write off a bedbug’s equal opportunity opportunism as being benevolent- lower the likelihood by eliminating the easy factors right away.
Another thing you can do, whether you’re dealing with a few stragglers or a full blown cimex lectularius (the scientific term for bed bugs) invasion, is to put down a preventative layer of protection like amorphous freshwater silica, an earth-derived natural pesticide which stays good as long as it’s kept dry, and is literally dirt cheap when compared to chemical pesticides and exterminator visits.
One such website which offers one of the best natural bed bug killers is Defensive End!
The Cost of Bed Bug Treatment Can Be High
Bed bug exterminators can charge anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars to get rid of the nasty biting insects, so it really will be advantageous for you to eliminate all the risk factors within your own control immediately.
With a DIY approach, you can find something much safer, cheaper, and effective without using dangerous chemicals or depending on a lazy landlord or a shifty pest control company trying to gouge you for all you’re worth.
Good luck, and whatever you do, do something!