Have you been receiving a flood of phone calls involving the extermination of bed bugs? The increase of infestations may be common in the local area, but you must handle each situation uniquely and with care. Your clients may check for bed bugs on their own or take a picture of a bed bug to show you, but remember, you are the expert. Take control of the invasions before they get out of hand.
In recent news, bed bugs have become a big problem in Lancaster, especially for first responders. Because of this, fire departments have developed bed bug policies to eliminate the pests for good. The Greenfield Township Fire Department was one of the stations that adopted the policy. The headquarters started following the procedure after the bugs infested the station in February. The entire crew also received training from the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force to prevent the same incident from occurring again.
Many other fire departments in Lancaster developed their own policy to protect their crews against bed bugs after hearing of the news. Although businesses should be cautious of these pests, officials remind residents to protect their homes as well. Establishing a policy to follow just like the fire departments can help successfully eliminate bed bugs. The policy should include prevention, detection, and elimination steps.
You can provide your customers with protective measures to take upon extermination, such as purchasing impermeable mattress covers, cleaning the area daily, and monitoring when bed bugs are attracted and trapped. At Insurance Partners Group, we understand that your job is to protect the public from pests, but who is protecting your business? We can! Our team can provide you with a specialized pest control insurance program. We would be happy to discuss the requirements of this policy with you. Contact us today for more information.