BED BUG PROBLEMS? We have the solution.

THE IDEA IN BRIEF

Problem
Over a third of the nation’s pest management companies were called into hospitals in 2013 to treat bed bug infestations.

Solution
Seating upholstered in IC+ Upholstery Solution is seamless and impervious to bed bugs.

Benefits
IC+ Upholstery Solution is an affordable, preventative measure for combatting bed bug infestations.

Over a third of the nation’s pest management companies were called into hospitals in 2013 to treat bed bug infestations.1

Once bed bugs are nestled into the crevices of patient beds and guest chairs, there is potential for them to lay eggs and continue to spread throughout a hospital room or the entire hospital. Due to their small size it is hard to notice bed bugs, and it sometimes take weeks for someone to notice a bug or a bite.
At that point, there is the potential for these bugs to have spread to other rooms within the wing.
Once bed bugs are nestled into the crevices of patient beds and guest chairs, there is potential for them to lay eggs and continue to spread throughout a hospital room or the entire hospital.
Due to their small size it is hard to notice bed bugs, and it sometimes take weeks for someone to notice a bug or a bite.

Over a third of the nation’s pest management companies were called into hospitals in 2013 to treat bed bug infestations.2

At that point, there is the potential for these bugs to have spread to other rooms within the wing.

Some of the most common ways to eradicate bed bugs includes freezing, steaming and poisoning the bed bugs, as well as cleaning or replacing the specific furniture that has been infested. This process can be lengthy and has the ability to shut down an entire wing of a hospital, costing you money and bad publicity. No patient will look favorably towards a hospital with bed bugs.

With outbreaks of serious infectious diseases, combatting bed bugs should be the last ‘thing eating into your budget’.


Selecting furniture with the right features will make a difference in your facility.  

IC+ Upholstery Solution is the answer to controlling bed bugs in your facility. When applied to any healtHcentric seating product, IC+ provides a durable, non-porous, seamless and bed bug proof barrier. Bed bugs cannot get inside.

You never know when a patient with bed bugs will show up in your facility.


1 – Jelter, J. (2013, April 23). Bedbugs Invade U.S. Hospitals. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
http://www.wsj.com/video/bedbugs-invade-us-hospitals/13D3E095-2289-4F40-98CD-DA417FDCF24C.html

2 – Chicago Tops Bed Bug Cities List for Second Year in a Row. (2015, January 1).
Retrieved February 12, 2015.
http://www.orkin.com/press-room/chicago-tops-bed-bug-cities-list-for-second-year-in-a-row/