After my niece had a serious reaction to pest control, I realized that we were up against a few big problems. For starters, I knew that we needed to identify the types of pests that we were struggling with, and then we needed to find green products that would be safe for her to be around. It was a little bit of a challenge at first, but within a few weeks we found a company that offered the perfect line of products. I wanted to start a blog completely committed to pest control, so I started this site. Read more about keeping your family safe here.
From one edge of the United States to the other, bed bugs have made a huge comeback and are showing up in every one of the 50 states. These pests are so prevalent in some cities, that even some business owners are having issues keeping their establishment pest free, and your daycare facility could be at risk. With small children bringing items in from home that commonly carry bed bugs, such as blankets, diaper bags, and backpacks, it is highly likely that bed bugs could make their way inside of your facility. To combat problems, there are a few simple things you can do in your daycare to keep bed bugs out.
Require parents to leave certain belongings at home.
The more items there are packed into your daycare with the children, the more likely it becomes that bed bugs could come with the children being brought in. Therefore, it is a good idea to limit how and what type of personal belongings can be brought into the facility with the children. For example, things like thick blankets, stuffed animals, and pillows can be natural carriers of bed bugs because the pests hide inside.
Schedule a pest control visit on occasion.
It is a common misconception that bed bugs are a pest that can only be treated after the fact, but preventing bed bugs is one of the most intelligent things you can do. Contact a local commercial pest control service that specializes in commercial locations and has them do a preventive visit every once in a while even if you have seen no bugs. During this visit, the pest control agent will:
Get rid of natural bed bug attractors inside of your facility.
There are certain attributes that can make your daycare facility a target for a bed bug infestation. For example, if your daycare facility has carpeted floors, bed bugs can bed in the fibers of the flooring and hideout. Likewise, if you have mattresses for nap time and they're not protected by a bed-bug-proof cover, you can create the preferred hiding environment. Work with a pest control agent to track down attributes about your daycare that could be problematic and work to eliminate them from the equation so bed bugs are easier to find and combat.Share
18 December 2017