Bed Bugs in Offices

Bed Bug On Light Switch

Bed bug infestations have been found throughout the country. Regardless of sanitation or income level, they have been reported in locations from homes to businesses. Bed bugs may also be found within offices if they are accidentally carried in on bags or other personal belongings.

Offices make a good environment for bed bugs since there always is the possibility that an employee, custodian or a visitor may bring bed bugs into the office. Once the bugs are in the office space, there are numerous cracks, gaps and hidden locations that make excellent bed bug harborage sites, plus the good conditions of suitable temperatures and humidity levels add to an already favorable place to live.

In addition, if the office is not staffed after dark, the time when bed bugs normally attempt to feed, the office staff may not realize there is a bed bug problem until the population grows bigger and someone sees a hungry bed bug foraging around or biting someone during the day. Bed bugs are small, nocturnal insects that hide within tight spaces. If you are not able to locate the insects themselves, keep an eye out for black spots caused by bedbug fecal smears.

Bed Bugs In Corner

The most important thing you can do to reduce the chance of taking bed bugs home from the office is to immediately let a supervisor or manager know that bed bugs or other evidence of their presence was observed. By doing so, the office manager can contact the office’s pest management professional to inspect and prepare a bed bug control plan that helps control the bed bugs.

Often times the office manager will be able to arrange an office worker’s bed bug infested dwelling to be treated by a pest management professional. Other important considerations include frequently checking for bed bugs around your space in the office and inspecting book bags, brief cases, jackets, take-home work or anything else that a bed bug might use to “hitchhike” back home with you.

Bed Bug Control

How to identify Bed Bugs?

Learn what Bed Bugs look like, and how to detect if you have a Bed Bug Infestation.

How do you get Bed Bugs?

Find out how Bed Bugs infiltrate your home and where they are attracted to.

How serious are Bed Bugs?

Learn about Bed Bug bites. their feces and how they can impact your health.

What Orkin does

Learn how Orkin handles Bed Bugs, homeopathic cures and the cost of Bed Bug extermination services.

Resources

Protect Your Home from Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs in Pillows

What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?

Causes of a bed bug infestation. Hotel? Used Furniture?

Q

To my knowledge, bed bugs don't just disappear, which is what makes me think that they may be bat bugs or bird bugs. Help!

Bed bugs or rat mites?

Q

How do we tell if we have rat mites?

Brought home bed bugs from hotel

Q

I have a suspicion that I brought home bed bugs from a hotel I was in for work a week ago. I haven’t seen any “live” bugs crawling. I’ve looked everywhere. Do I need to have someone come and fumigate?

Bed bugs in the mattress

Q

My fiance and I were getting bitten on our legs a few months ago. I searched for bed bugs and tried flea traps but couldn’t find anything. Eventually it stopped, but I started getting bitten again a few nights ago.

What's the best/worst environment for bed bugs?

Q

What is the absolute worst case scenario for bedbugs?

Bed bug chemicals: how safe and how often?

Q

What types of chemicals does your company use to help control bed bugs? There is a cat and also a woman who is pregnant who lives downstairs that I am concerned about the interaction with these pesticides.

Are there over-the-counter treatments for bed bugs?

Q

What over-the-counter treatment I can buy to prevent and get rid of bugs?

Bed Bugs in Mattress Covers

Connect with Us

Our customer care team is available for you 24 hours a day.

877-819-5061

Find a Branch

Our local technicians are the pest experts in your area.

Get a Personalized Quote

We will help you find the right treatment plan for your home.

Home is where the bugs aren't™

SERVICES

Pest ControlTermite ControlPrevent and Protect

PEST LIBRARY

Browse All Pests

© 2021 Orkin LLC

Terms of UsePrivacyAccessibility StatementCareers