It’s enough to make your skin crawl, though is at the same time a growing problem across a great many offices and workplaces across the United Kingdom. The problem with bedbugs is that while their official handle may suggest differently, it is perfectly possible for them to turn up pretty much anywhere. Not only this, but they are absolutely tiny in size and can be accidentally picked up and carried absolutely anywhere in your clothes, shoes and accessories.
If you have a relatively advanced problem with bedbugs in the workplace, it will no doubt be relatively obvious. Those tell-tale little red bites that have a tendency to be extremely itchy will give the game away in an instant. Of course it usually doesn’t tend to be until the problem reaches a rather advanced level that anyone tends to take notice. By which time it can be rather difficult to deal with, though there are always plenty of available ways and means to rid yourself of this surprisingly common nuisance.
Here, There, Everywhere!
In terms of exactly where bedbugs could be hiding around the office, the short answer is – everywhere! They are instinctively attracted to warm places and the kinds of soft, dark corners in which they thrive. Soft furnishings therefore tend to be one of their absolute favourite hangouts, as carpets, clothing and so on. But at the same time, it is perfectly possible to find them hiding in cubicle dividers, paper folders and even on the inside of computers!
Which begs the question – what on earth do you do if you find yourself faced with such a problem?
Well, the simple answer is that controlling bedbugs in the office can be relatively challenging as you have absolutely no idea who brought them in or when. As such, you might not know who will continue bringing them in while you yourself are attempting to get rid of them.
Keeping the office in immaculate condition can certainly help and the fewer hidden corners there are for bedbugs to hide in, the better. One of the most effective tools at your disposal will always be a high-quality vacuum cleaner, which should be emptied on a regular basis in order to prevent any bedbugs captured escaping once again. As vacuuming only gets the job done in part, there are plenty of alternative options to consider including steam cleaning, thorough carpet/upholstery cleaning and the use of specially designed cleaning products.
Call the Pros
The simple fact of the matter though is that you can often find yourself feeling as if you are banging your head against the proverbial brick wall. Getting rid of any infestation such as this tends to be the kind of job that is always best left to the professionals. Armed with the kind of equipment it takes to get the job done properly and ensure it stays done, a professional cleaning team can offer a solution that is faster, more effective and perhaps even more affordable than going it alone.
At the first sign of infestation, get in touch with the professionals and you might have the opportunity of nipping the problem in the bud.