Update: bed bug resources in Spanish: PCO assistance needed!

by nobugsonme on December 16, 2006 · 2 comments

in bed bug treatment, bed bugs, pest control services, tools and weapons

Update on this post from last week. A very brilliant Bedbugger has generously volunteered to translate the “Think you have bed bugs? Some do’s and don’ts” FAQ into Spanish. We started with this one, because it is the most frequently read, and it does introduce a number of ideas expanded on in other FAQs. I will keep the identity of this person secret for the time being, until s/he comes forward or until it’s published on the site, but I was immensely grateful that someone could do this. It will be going live soon.

If others are fluent enough to do so, and want to join in with this project and translate one or more FAQs into Spanish (or another language!) we really could have a wonderful resource. As you probably know, certain FAQs are often among the most read pages every day.

I expect we may leave comments open on the Spanish FAQ at least to start, and questions may come up. If we get many questions, this may not be something we’re able to support, but in time, as more Bedbuggers appear who can read and write Spanish, we may be able to help a much wider range of people. Even if the Spanish FAQs are read-only, they will surely help many people.

If any PCOs are reading this, we’d really like to post one set of instructions for tenants that your company uses, and provide a translation (if you don’t have one) in Spanish. We would be very clear about the need for tenants to ask their PCOs what protocol to follow before treatment, and we’d emphasize that each company has their own methods. That said, last week we heard from a landlord with many Spanish tenants whose PCO did not have Spanish instructions for preparing for treatment, and we could not help, since we did not have a sample in English to be translated. Any PCO willing to share such instructions could be credited if they wish (with a link even) or we could keep it anonymous, if the information is provided without a letterhead, since we know everyone is not necessarily looking for publicity. (If any PCOs are willing to have us post and English protocol and a readymade translation, even better.)

Thanks!

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1 Peter Stieglmayr April 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I have a spanish version of preparation for bed bug service that I use with my spanish speaking customers. It is very detailed so that there is nothing missed. If anyone is interested they may email me directly.

2 nobugsonme April 23, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Hi Peter Stieglmayr,

Thanks for your comment.

I was interested in something I read on your website:

10. Do you offer a bed bug preventative service?

Yes we do, and many of our customers have found this service to be beneficial. If you are in fear that you will introduce a bed bug into your home or business, then you owe it to yourself to contact us today. Our preventative services create a residual, low-odor chemical barrier that newly introduced bed bugs will cross when looking for hiding places or looking for new hosts to feed on. Our preventative service works by killing off bed bugs before they have a chance to establish an infestation. Pricing for this service starts at $175.00 per treatment for a typical two bedroom home. This service is available on a monthly or quarterly basis.

Are you saying you will treat anyone who fears they may introduce bed bugs to their home, without evidence of a current infestation?

I understand that treating for bed bugs without evidence of their presence is illegal in many localities, but perhaps not in your location (New Jersey).

I understand some PCOs will apply dusts (and caulk over them), but I had not heard of the preventive use of residuals, as the passage above states.

I’d be interested in hearing more about this.

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