Bedbug resurgence changing life in Boulder
October 27, 2010
BOULDER, CO — Bedbugs have seen a resurgence in the United States of late, and businesses and residents in Boulder report the pests have become a real problem over the past few years, according to the Daily Camera.
Some businesses have seen a boon thanks to the rising infestations: "I would say our business is multiplying 10-fold right now," said Reed Swenson, sales manager for Envirozone, a Westminster-based pest control service that battles bugs in the Denver metro area.
Housekeeping employees at Boulder''s Outlook Hotel and Suites now have to watch a new "bedbug" video when being trained for their jobs: Supervisors undergo a more lengthy training on how to scour a room for the tiny parasitic insects, the article stated.
At the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, bedbugs not only have taken time from the staff''s other duties, but they''ve taken money from the shelter''s annual budget, the article noted.
"It''s an expense we didn''t really have two years ago, and it looks like it''s going to be ongoing," said Executive Director Greg Harms.
"It''s not something you do once and forget about. You can eradicate a room today, but tomorrow someone might bring some more in," Harms added.
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