Bedbugs – Commercial

Environmental Risks In COMMERCIAL PROPERTY



What You Need to Know

Bedbugs are brown, oval, flattened and up to ¼” in size and are attracted to carbon dioxide and body heat

One female can lay 12 eggs/day or more and can live for a year without eating

Bites often occur as a series of 3-“breakfast, lunch, and dinner” most often on shoulders and extremities

Most often found in wood, furniture, carpeting, wall cavities, inside clocks, phones, computers, baseboards, clothing

Evidence- blood, sweet musty odor

What You Need to Do

Seal cracks, crevices, correct structural deficiencies, to reduce infestation potential

Have professional bedbug expert on contract with 24/7 availability

Educate occupants/staff and encourage “speak up” program

Be alert as reintroduction is a constant threat

Myths and Misconceptions

Bedbugs are attracted to dirt, food, and poor housekeeping-FALSE

Bedbugs rarely transmit and/or carry disease-TRUE

“Bug Bombs” or total release aerosols are effective against a bedbug infestation-FALSE

Commercial buildings, as well as residential buildings are often infested with bedbugs-TRUE

Expert Services:
Commercial Property

Due Diligence

  • Site Investigations/Inspections
  • Cause of Loss Identification
  • Regulatory Review
  • Recommendations for Regulatory Compliance and Liability Protection
  • Emergency Response

Project Scope Development: New Construction, Renovation/Demolition

  • Creative Scope of Work Development
  • Liability Minimization
  • Project Oversight
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Client Interface

Emergency Response

  • Inspections/Moisture Mapping/Material Impacts
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Exposure Evaluation/Health Risk Consulting
  • Contractor Coordination
  • Media Interface

Operations and Maintenance

Expert Testimony

  • Environmental Risk
  • Employee/Occupant Health Risk

Education and Training

  • Risk Management Environmental Toolkits
  • Operations and Maintenance Programs
  • Competency Based Education Programs
  • Water Intrusion Plans
  • Hazard Assessment Critical Control Point (HACCP) Programs
  • White Paper Development

Webinars/Seminars- Managing Risk and Liability

  • Asbestos
  • Lead Based Paint
  • Mold and Water Intrusion
  • Wildfire Impact
  • Legionella
  • Bedbugs
  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Norovirus

Commercial Property Risk Alert Service

  • Emerging Environmental Risk Information and Recommendations
  • Emerging Health Risk Exposure Information and Recommendations