We made it through most of January without taking many breaks and/or days off. We are spending much of our time in our hometown, Lancaster, Ohio chasing bed bugs in a variety of venues. It seems that so many people have bed bugs in their homes (perhaps without even knowing) that the insects are more frequently being found in businesses. It is causing a lot of changes to procedures and protocols within the work place.
People are bringing bags or totes to store their belongings in at work. They are minimizing personal items at work. Some folks are removing all “work clothes” at the door when they return home and placing everything possible in the dryer. Kids are being discouraged from taking backpacks to their rooms. Daycare locations are trying to isolate personal belongings to minimize risk and potential contamination.
It is great to see these proactive steps being implemented!