Sources of Bed Bugs in the office

It is important to remember that both employees and visitors may live in bed bug-infested homes. Monitoring and Prevention procedures outlined above should be conducted regularly. Staff should always remain vigilant and report all pest sightings to managers. Permanent monitoring practices can help curb potential infestation.

If a staff member is suspected to be the source of bed bugs, the Agency Human Resources Representative should work closely with the staff member’s direct supervisor and area director to prevent introduction of bed bugs into the office environment. In previous bed bug infestations at state offices, it has been recommended that the staff member identified as the source of bed bugs remain at home until that individual can demonstrate the bed bug problem at the home has been addressed. Evidence of a successful home treatment may include a letter of inspection from a licensed pest control provider indicating that bed bugs were not observed.

By: United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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