Bed Bug Control That Keeps Police, Fire, & Emergency Vehicles In Service
How much risk are citizens and what are the costs to your city, town, and taxpayers to take an ambulance, fire truck, or police car out of service for three days— all because of the current bed bug epidemic?
Police, Fire, Ambulances, and Emergency Responders Are At Risk of Bed Bug Encounters
As bed bug infestations have spread to more locations, police offices, fire fighters, and emergency medical professionals face increased risks of bringing these pests into their vehicles, headquarters and even their homes. Bed bugs are a growing issue for residents, police and first responders in the NY-NJ-CT-PA region. The odds are against EMS personnel, police, and firemen: the more buildings they enter, the greater the likelihood that they’ll encounter one – or more – infested with bed bugs. Police are the first responders and run the risk of encountering these pests on the job. Firefighters have experienced bed bugs fleeing flames and running toward them as they fight fires. Suspects and victims can transport these hitchhiking insects into vehicles, medical equipment bags, police stations, and jails.
Once in these places or even hidden in uniforms, these bugs feed and multiply throughout a location, and can travel home with employees. Once bed bugs are introduced to a car or a police station or an ambulance they become a much bigger problem for all the people in that police station, on that force and who use that vehicle. Problems in jails in Brooklyn, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Brick Township NJ have spread from the jail to other parts of precincts and offices and caused buildingwide closures.
Safe and Thorough Bed Bug Control That Keeps Police, Fire, & Emergency Vehicles In Service
Local and county governments may not be aware that there are ways to detect and eliminate a bed bug infestation without shutting down any vehicle or government office, preventing threats to public safety and employees— all without using bed bug sprays or chemicals.
More cities, towns, and municipalities are choosing Bell Environmental for their bed bug solutions. While most bed bug companies use toxic chemicals that result in forced closures of offices and cars being taken out of service, and cannot be used to treat all the areas and electronics that also need to be treated as part of bed bug control service. Police, fire, and emergency departments should never use pesticides as their primary tool against bed bugs. Bed bugs are resistant if not outright immune to chemicals, and pesticides can affect human health. Other solutions like alcohol are insufficient as they do not kill bed bug eggs.
Bell Environmental freezes bed bugs for safer bed bug control without chemical pesticides, in order to prevent shut downs. Bell is unique for our thorough carbon dioxide freezing treatments that are non-toxic and physical. Our bed bug solutions are thorough and treat every crack and crevice, and don’t damage medical, computer, and electronic equipment. Our treatments are safe and do not force vehicles out of service which may in turn raise concerns about public safety.
Bell’s InstantFreeze Program Treats Vehicles Completely & Prevents Shut Downs
Bell Environmental’s InstantFreeze bed bug control program is unique. No competitor offers comparable scale, logistics, materials, CO2 freezing lances, training, expertise or focus to offer these bed bug treatments to its customers. We respond to all reports of bed bug activity during all hours, day and night. We are onsite within 4 hours, and are ready to service living quarters, garages, fire stations, emergency rooms, jails, or other areas with bed bug detection and elimination. Everything in the affected area and vehicle is serviced using the InstantFreeze carbon dioxide method, leaving behind no residue or chemicals, so cars, trucks, and rooms can be recoccupied immediately after freezing bed bugs has taken place.
Bell Bed Bug Control— An Effective Plan
Bell Environmental is a full service pest control company specializing in bed bug control for hospitals and commercial offices in the New York Metropolitan area. We use trained bed bug sniffing dogs for 98% effective bed bug inspection, finding bugs where humans can’t. Once a bed bug infestation has been determined, Bell Environmental immediately responds, providing bed bug control with our exclusive InstantFreeze™ program. This bed bug freezing method is a pesticide-free process that keeps patient rooms, clinical areas, and offices open for service with minimal interruption.
Vigilance is the Best Defense Against Bed Bugs
As part of our bed bug control service contract, Bell Environmental provides in-service training and education to your staff. We are experts who have taught classes for fire departments and public health officers on bed bug and pest control. We educate your office, fire fighters, and ambulance team on subjects including how to prevent bed bugs problems from becoming overwhelming, and how to lessen the risks of spreading bed bugs into and throughout your facility.
Best Bed Bug Practices for First Responders and Government Agencies
Prevention is the best weapon against bed bugs. There are also proactive measures police, fire, and EMS personnel can use for prevention. When responding to emergencies, be aware that bed bugs could crawl into bags and equipment. Place victims with recognizable bed bug issues inside tyvek suits or duffel bags before transporting them. Use garbage bags to seal up items (whether it’s clothing or baggage) when having to transport people’s personal items. Recognize that when one bed bug is sighted, there are likely more. Other best practices include:
- Education: Personnel need to know the basics about bed bugs and how to identify these insects and their signs.
- Develop Protocols: Departments should have precautionary and proactive measures to prevent the introduction and spread of bed bugs. It should include what actions are to be taken when bed bugs are suspected and signs are found.
- Canine Inspections: Schedule canine inspections on a regular basis, and use them to investigate suspected bed bug infestations. Trained bed bug detection canines are the most accurate tool available for detecting these well-concealed insects. These insects are notoriously hard to find because they can hide in tiny cracks, don’t need to feed more than once a week, and can live a year without feeding.
Contact Bell Environmental today at 877-376-1775 to discuss a bed bug control plan to protect your firehouse, police stations, and emergency vehicles.