what about my office??(5 posts)
I've read many Q&A's on this site and realized I have not come across any posts with regard to people treating at their offices. as I'm getting prepared to move to my dad's and bring next to nothing with me, replaying over and over and over what I'm going to do before/during/after the move, I feel as though I forgot about one increidbly important thing.. my office! I work in a cubicle type thing, with carpet and leather chair. there is NO way I can tell my boss I have these, it's a new job and I would probably get fired. my boss is away this this thursday - monday. is there anything i can do to decontaminate without being too suspicious?? spray alcohol on the carpets when i'm the only one left in the office? put murphey's oil on the leather chair?! please any suggestions, because now I'm in total freakout mode realizing that I forgot something so important
I don't think you should tell your boss because it will likely not be well-received. Is it possible that decontamination is not necessary? I mean, if you were showering and putting on fresh clothing each morning, the likelihood of contamination is low.
I have taken those precautions since learning about the bed-bugs, but there was a few days before handwhere I did not know I had bedbugs and was going about normal routine (i.e. bringing in handbag full of stuff, wallet, keys, eyeglasses case, etc.) so just to be extra safe, for the safety of myself and co-workers, as well as decreasing the chances of a bug traveling back to my living space, do you (or anyone) think it would be a good idea to spay the surrounding areas with alcohol and treat the chair with murphey's oil?
Would this even really contaminate? should I take extra precautions? I bought ster-fab online but it will take a bit to get here. Does anyone in NYC know of a place where I can buy either DE or D-Force/Bedlam?? Thanks guys!
MY whole office knows about my BB woes...we are only 14, and they are super understanding and supportive....
How could they not notice my erratic behavior due to lack of sleep....then again I've been here 5 years.
I would bring your change of clothes like you were "heading" out to the gym. Unless you know there are BB's in your office I wouldn't say anything just yet.....let them to know you better.....
I understand the panic. It's terrifying. You're entire life is turned upside down and you had no preparation for this turn of events. You want to feel as if you have some control back, and prevent anything from happening again.
But think about it. . . if you try your best to avoid bringing them from home, do you really think one will hitch a ride on you, hang out on you for your entire commute and then decide to settle in your cube? The chances of bringing one out of the house to begin with seems slim. I don't think you need to worry.
It seems more likely to get one on the train or bus. Or at a restaurant, the movies, etc. And it wouldn't be your fault.
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