Bed Bugs and Why They Came to New York City

While the origin of the bed bug epidemic cannot be entirely know at this time, there is good evidence that New York was an ideal destination for bed bugs. There are great opportunities for the bed bugs to travel with people, across and throughout the City, and there is no place like New York City for people moving around!

Going from plane to train to hotel and sometimes off to another hotel, the bed bug spread was pretty simple to understand. It just required the movement of a place like New York.

Case study – one of our clients

When it came time to evaluate a long time, well-loved commercial client for bed bugs, we were very hesitant. It is hard to say with any certainty that bed bugs are or are not in a place unless you can find and see them with your own eyes. Our field technicians did not want to steer our client wrong. We have been serving them for over thirty years.

blogpost3image1We were able to fall back on the knowledge and wisdom of our founder, Dev Patel, and remembered that some people are very frightened of bugs. Bed bugs in particular, prey upon the unconscious fears that we have of being attacked in our sleep. The itching and hygiene issues aside, bed bugs are particularly scary.

We established an evaluation platform and performed our first bed bug evaluation at no charge for our client. This gave us a chance to try out our protocol, but also helped us remember that we are in the service business. We are here to make people more comfortable, and to make their lives easier.

Generally speaking a pest outbreak in a major metro area is nothing to feel happy about. However, Blue Heron was honestly proud to live up to our heritage and execute bed bug evaluation and remediation in the best and most cost effective way possible for our clients. Developing a solid inspection platform is just one of the ways we serve our clients.

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