The bed bugs in Fargo in North Dakota showed up at a shelter. And needless to say, they brought in a huge problem.
In an average night, a hundred men stay at the facility. Anyone of them could have brought the critters in given that they are sneaky, hitching a ride on almost anything.
But regardless of who was the source of the crawlies, the center was optimistic it would be able to overcome the problem with them. On Wednesday, in its effort to get rid of those vampire-like insects, the center replaced its wooden beds of 30 years of age with metal bunks.
The purchase of new metal beds cost the facility some $25,000. But because it was way over their budget, a family-brand company and a local church helped the center cover the expense.
Next year, the facility plans to build a hot room. It is basically an area that gets warm enough to the kill bed bugs on anything the guests bring in.
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“The New Life Center in Fargo tells us pests are a common battle for shelters across the nation. Locally, the center says it’s optimistic about winning its war.
“It’s like having a house hold, but with a hundred different family members under the same roof,” says Rob Swiers, Director of the New Life Center. On an average night at the New Life Center over one hundred men call this home. “One of the first things folks think about when they think of a homeless shelter is a bed,” says Swiers. But, bed bugs have shown up at the shelter. “Keeping them clean, keeping them sanitary, keeping them pest free, all of those things are part of the challenge,” says Swiers.”
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Although they are common in apartments, hotels and shelters, bed bugs could actually be anywhere. And that means these days, your house could be their next stop and you could be their next victim.
However, that doesn’t mean those vampire-like critters are invincible. There are preventive steps that you could take to decrease the chance of their presence. Though they are sneaky and could get past those steps, there are also bed bug sprays that you could get so you could always be ready to kill them promptly and avoid the huge expense that they bring.
But as you know, most of the pesticides these days contain harsh chemical ingredients. If you don’t choose well, you could harm your health and that of your family while trying to get rid of those pests.
And so, why not just use Bed Bug Bully instead? Numerous hotels, hospitals and pest control companies are using it for years as it could kill bed bugs and their eggs and nymphs fast. Additionally, it is pesticide-exempt and is even included in EPA’s FIFRA 25(b) list. Hence, you could rest assured that it is safe.
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