It’s Monday – a new week! And business as usual here at Global Pest Control, with yet another customer calling in to thank us for our customer service (we just LOVE that!) and let us know how she was inspired to donate her clothing to Goodwill.
Used clothing and furniture is the most common way for bed bugs to transfer. This kind gesture could have horrific ramifications for the recipients. Imagine helping to escort these awful guests into someone else’s home! And bed bugs jump – meaning these items could infest the entire store.
Spread the word!
When de-cluttering bed bug infested areas, unwanted items should be wrapped in plastic, labeled as ‘bed bug infested’ and placed curbside. Much safer – and responsible – would be to include these items in the bed bug treatment and get rid of them after. Safest of all is to forgo taking any furniture or other items left by a curb or dumpster and make sure to launder and place into the dryer any clothing from a thrift store – including what you wore when you walked into it. Take pro-active steps to avoid providing these annoying pests an entry into your life!