Fact: Bed bugs infestations are continuing to increase in firehouses
What is Bed bug monitoring for firehouses?
Bed bug infestations in the United States are continuing at high rates, and the pest is becoming even more of a problem than in years past. Bed bugs are no longer confined to bedrooms in residential homes since firehouses are also being treated for bed bugs much more frequently. Since firefighters continuously provide emergency services and inspections in people's homes, it is quite easy for Bed bugs to enter the firehouse. One infestation a few years ago in Washington D.C. a few years ago was so severe that firefighters were sleeping in their personal vehicles to avoid being bitten in the firehouse bunkrooms!
Our Sister Company, Bed Bug Central, has recently developed a new product SenSci Volcano to allow us to discretely monitor firehouses for Bed bugs. When SenSci Volcano is used together with SenSci Activ, a lure developed by Rutgers University, the combination creates a highly-effective and easy-to-use bed bug monitor ActivVolcano that effortlessly blends into the environment. If Bed bugs are found on the premises, we can quickly remediate infestations to help firefighters avoid unnecessary interruptions in their work space.
How do we monitor for Bed bugs in firehouses?
To proactively monitor for Bed bugs, we will discreetly place our monitors (SenSci Volcano) and lures (SenSci Active) throughout the firehouses to allow us to locate bed bugs quickly. If we find Bed bugs in our monitors, we will quickly treat those areas at a discounted rate before the problem spreads and potentially gets out of hand.
Also included as part of the monitoring service is our Bed Bug Disaster Plan. Our plan will provide you with a communication strategy, resources, and the protocols that you will need to manage if Bed bugs are seen crawling through the firehouse.