Bed bugs are something you may come into contact anywhere these days. Home office limits your exposure to bedbugs by rejecting these types of orders and excluding it from our list of services. This however, is not our best defense to this pesky problem. Our best defense is with you, our Providers, and it starts with things you do to limit your exposure.
We reached out to a Pest Control company to get guidance to share with you on how you as the Provider can protect yourself while doing the laundry. They included some general information, detection, treatment options and steps you can take to prevent them from coming to your home. They’ve also offered to sell traps or other things you might be interested in at a discounted rate to you.
Becoming educated and being aware are your best lines of defense!
In a Laundry operation you and your clients may likely be exposed to many Bed Bug risks. Some specific laundry industry concerns are listed below:
Spread of Bed Bugs to clients or laundry operators.
Transportation of dirty and clean laundry in the same transport vehicle.
Spread to vehicle and your laundry facility (possibly your home!).
Bites from handling laundry.
Bed Bug eggs on or in the laundry transferring to your personal items, shoes or clothing. Also, transport materials used to tote laundry.
Picking up live Bed Bugs on shoes or clothing while in an infested environment.
Knowing what to do after exposure to an environment with infestation suspicion of Bed Bug infestation.
Adult bed bugs description male and female, in general, are: