Itching to Rid Nursing Homes of Bed Bugs?

You knew it would only be a matter of time before the Long Term Care Industry would be bitten by bed bugs. Come on… Hotels, Homes, Theatres… of course – Nursing Homes.  That’s bed bugs with a vengeance!

A few months ago, a local pest management company sent an expert in the field, and returned with a photo of a wheelchair that was occupied by about 10,000 bugs.

As pesticides are banned by the EPA because of health concerns, pest control companies are searching for alternatives. One idea is using oil-filled space heaters to kill the bugs, which can’t survive temperatures of about 115 degrees.

For a large nursing home facility, the cost of exterminating bedbugs can run as high as $150,000 – not to mention the expense and inconvenience of moving patients and residents.

Calling entrepreneurs who are itching to get into the LTC industry…!

17. September 2010 by Ruth Folger Weiss
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