CNET, a web magazine and, we’ll admit we fell for it, clickbait site listed 24 things you should never ever Google.
We followed the links and learned a little about some obsessive Harry Potter subcultures, everything Facebook knows about you, belly buttons, Game of Thrones spoilers, and a calculus bridge- and why we should never plug these terms into our usual search engine.
CNET also advised that readers never search for “Bed Bugs.” While the site acknowledged that “Learning the basics of bedbugs and travel is probably a good idea. But if you’re looking to avoid stress, maybe not. Five minutes of exposure to the warning signs of bedbugs could convince even discerning people that these six-legged intruders are hiding in their bedding. Exhibit A: Within a day of googling “bedbugs,” we threw away perfectly good sheets. That’s $45 we’ll never get back.”
We wholeheartedly disagree. Just because the topic of bed bugs gives people the heebie-jeebies is not a reason to avoid. Ignorance is not bliss. Only in George Orwell’s 1984 does Ignorance = Strength. Bell Environmental thinks it’s important to know how to prevent a bed bug problem while at home, the movies, traveling so you never get these insect in your home. It’s also essential to know how to identify a bed bug problem. It’s critical for you to know what to do if or when you identify a bed bug problem in your home or office. We highly recommend researching these topics on Bell-Environmental.com and even getting fun materials to teach your children about bed bug issues. The more eyes and awareness about this public health concern the better. As the Boy Scouts say “Be Prepared!”