Local Governments Attempt to Stop Bedbugs, Here is What They are Saying

bed bugs at the libraryThe issue on bedbugs is escalating in several areas in the country and Rath Building in Buffalo, downtown N.Y. is no exception. The county has been dealing with bedbug issues since last year and that has resulted in the government thinking of new measures to find a solution.

Government buildings see rise in bed bugs

In the coming months, sniffer dogs will be undergoing training to sniff out the irritating pests. Dogs have been used to detect bombs, calm down people, and sniff drugs and hopefully, their use of the insects will be successful too.

Other than that, the building management has set new rules that will see a stop in the spread of the pest. Employees have been limited on the personal stuff they can bring in the building after a worker’s bag was found infested with fleas. In addition, they are bringing home all clothing on daily basis, they cannot keep personal stuff in their lockers, and their lockers must always be clutter free.

Although the county administrators don’t agree there is an infestation, Rath Building reported that it is pretty embarrassing when visitors come and start questioning whether there is an infestation in the offices. In a statement by the County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the county government will continue checking for any signs of infestation in all government building within Erie County and take necessary measures where necessary.

bed bugs in the new Los Angeles library

Elsewhere, in L.A city, the bugs have infested the newest city library, the Buena Vista Branch Library. It turns out that libraries are very common places for bed bugs to hide and make transfers. In a phone interview, the library’s service director, Elizabeth Goldman confirmed that it is true there are bed bugs in the building with the small insects finding refuge in the “Castle,” which is the main reading area and the children’s library. She also confirmed that they have been having the issue since May with the Burbank Public Works Department trying to handle the issue without success.

Although the library management does not know when the bugs’ problem started, she confirmed that they are doing everything to handle it. She has even gone an extra mile to hire bedbug-sniffing dogs to help detect all the affected areas.

Decatur Memorial Hospital is also facing the bed bugs issue and this was revealed after a Facebook post that allegedly showed a bed bug in the waiting area. Commenting on the issue, the management confirmed it closed the waiting room for a cleanup. Officials might benefit from a natural solution to bed bugs that stays good forever unless made wet. They added that the presence of bed bugs in the hospital is possible since the community is dealing with a problem of the same.

bed bugs in hospitals

The Chief Information Officer of the hospital, Linda Fahey, confirmed the hospital caution on any type of pests. She further assured that the hospital was doing everything to protect everyone who walks in from any type of pests. They try to maintain high-level cleanliness and patient’s beddings are always changed between patients and always kept clean.

She went further ahead to assure everyone who visits the hospital that there is no need to worry about catching bedbugs since there is no danger of the pests. As a bonus, the hospital is planning a community education forum on bedbugs that will be held on October 3 at the Decatur Civic Center.