“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and
five minutes to ruin it.”
The key to getting rid of a bed bug infestation in a medical facility or in multi-housing establishments is to deal with it immediately! When a bed bug emergency does hit, will you know how to manage the situation? Ignoring it or pretending it’s not there only sustains the overall public epidemic. The best course of action is to become educated on how to prevent bed bug bites and a bed bug infestation on your property. Bed Bug populations are on the rise in Wisconsin and Illinois, especially in the Milwaukee, Waukesha, Madison and Chicago areas. However, if you already have an infestation or even think you might, it’s critical that you plan a good defense.
It’s also just as important to prepare for any publicity or media attention before a situation happens. By preparing a plan in advance, this can give you the necessary time to help you react and respond appropriately. If you don’t communicate immediately, you lose your greatest opportunity to control events.
By establishing your own customized bed bug action plan and bed bug media communication plan, you can help to ensure that your employees know their responsibilities and roles during a bed bug situation. You will also be able to ensure that priority issues are handled promptly and help to protect the reputation of your company in the eyes of the media, your customers, and the general public. Batzner has put together templates that you can use to get you started. You are welcome to down load them and then customize for your own organization's special circumstance. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions.