Nursing Home Bed Bugs Increase 14% In Past Two Years

Sixty percent of exterminators say they have treated nursing homes for bed bugs in the past year, which is up from 46% since 2013. Bed bugs are growing in number and frequency in nursing homes. Experts recommend washing all personal items, such as clothes, and even picture frames to eliminate them. Freezing also works to kill the pests.

"Nursing homes would be difficult to treat for the simple reason you don't use any pesticides there," says an exterminator who runs a pest-control company . That and the fact that there's a lot more stuff. "Somebody's gotta wash and dry all the linens, you know, and all their personal artifacts and picture frames."

Experts say less personal items, creates less opportunity for bed bugs to dwell. Checking beds and corners is a helpful way to identify them to begin the elimination process once they are recognized. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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