Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Even Hospitals Aren't Immune to Bed Bugs

Nationally, residences, businesses, and even federal offices have been dealing with a resurgence of bed bug infestations. Now it appears that even hospitals are receiving visits from the pests.

Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, North Carolina recently had to implement a policy to prevent the spread of bedbugs in the facility. After exterminating and treating a room that had become infested, LMH imposed a policy that prohibits patients and visitors from bringing outside bedding into the facility, including blankets and pillows.

Hospitals have had to implement policies to prevent the spread of infections. If the number of reported infestations continues to increase, it may not be long until bed bug policies becoming common in facilities.

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