Preventing Bedbug Invasions in the Workplace

March 30, 2012 — 1,964 views  
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Bedbugs can invade many living spaces, including office buildings. While many Americans have heard of these pests invading homes, the idea of bedbugs existing in the office may have never crossed their minds. Therefore, it is essential for employers to have a plan set in place and to make bedbug prevention an active part of corporate culture.

The best way for managers to prevent an invasion in the workplace is by making sure employees know the signs of infestation and bite symptoms like red, circular bumps on the skin. Without knowing what to expect, a random bite may go unnoticed by many professionals. In addition, employers may want to emphasize the importance of early detection. The longer bedbugs exist in an office space, the harder it is to get rid of them in the future. Developing a comprehensive handbook for each employee may be a worthwhile expense.

If bedbugs do invade the workplace, business owners must act fast in resolving the issue. They need to contact an exterminator and advise their employees to check their own homes for possible signs of infestation. The key to a successful business is knowledgeable employees - even when it comes to bedbugs. Taking the time to speak with each staff member directly can positively impact business and prevent future outbreaks.