Amazines Free Article Archive - Sunday, January 16, 2022
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133495)
 Advice (161557)
 Affiliate Programs (34783)
 Art and Culture (73819)
 Automotive (145661)
 Blogs (75358)
 Boating (9850)
 Books (17220)
 Buddhism (4129)
 Business (1329715)
 Business News (426403)
 Business Opportunities (366409)
 Camping (10968)
 Career (72766)
 Christianity (15843)
 Collecting (11638)
 Communication (115069)
 Computers (241893)
 Construction (38918)
 Consumer (49948)
 Cooking (17078)
 Copywriting (6729)
 Crafts (18203)
 Cuisine (7545)
 Current Affairs (20304)
 Dating (45897)
 EBooks (19700)
 E-Commerce (48241)
 Education (185358)
 Electronics (83516)
 Email (6439)
 Entertainment (159836)
 Environment (28920)
 Ezine (3040)
 Ezine Publishing (5452)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110922)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196516)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11848)
 Feng Shui (132)
 Finance & Investment (310482)
 Fitness (106436)
 Food & Beverages (62988)
 Free Web Resources (7939)
 Gambling (30224)
 Gardening (25192)
 Government (10511)
 Health (629812)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44056)
 Home Business (91589)
 Home Improvement (251098)
 Home Repair (46206)
 Humor (4716)
 Import - Export (5454)
 Insurance (45100)
 Interior Design (29588)
 International Property (3487)
 Internet (190998)
 Internet Marketing (146639)
 Investment (22848)
 Islam (1161)
 Judaism (1352)
 Law (80448)
 Link Popularity (4595)
 Manufacturing (20891)
 Marketing (99239)
 MLM (14140)
 Motivation (18231)
 Music (26993)
 New to the Internet (9496)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129725)
 Organizing (7809)
 Party Ideas (11853)
 Pets (38069)
 Poetry (2229)
 Press Release (12686)
 Public Speaking (5639)
 Publishing (7560)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126563)
 Recreation & Leisure (95438)
 Relationships (87643)
 Research (16180)
 Sales (80345)
 Science & Technology (110270)
 Search Engines (23491)
 Self Improvement (153279)
 Seniors (6215)
 Sexuality (35990)
 Small Business (49277)
 Software (83015)
 Spiritual (23462)
 Sports (116126)
 Tax (7659)
 Telecommuting (34069)
 Travel & Tourism (308090)
 UK Property Investment (3122)
 Video Games (13382)
 Web Traffic (11751)
 Website Design (56856)
 Website Promotion (36610)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35829)
Author Spotlight

About Octopus Intelligence We provide greater certainty with excellent global Commercial Compe...more

Early Years Greg Mort was born on March 22, 1952, to Tommie Sanders Mort, who traces her strong s...more

Digital marketing professional with 8 years of experience. A good listner, Stratgist and fun loving ...more

Designpluz has steadily matured from a passionate graphics design start-up, into a full service digi...more

I'm Ellisen, nice to meet you! Obviously you're here because you want to know who I am. Wel...more

Bed Bug Invasions Becoming a Problem for Elderly Housing by Laine McKenna

Article Author Biography
Bed Bug Invasions Becoming a Problem for Elderly Housing by
Article Posted: 02/28/2013
Article Views: 129
Articles Written: 12
Word Count: 466
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Bed Bug Invasions Becoming a Problem for Elderly Housing

Current Affairs,Seniors,Health
Bed bugs have plagued everywhere from five-star hotels to large department stores to hospitals. But their most recent invasions certainly give reason for concern, especially given the residents who live there – elderly housing. Elderly housing constitutes anything from apartment homes designed to accommodate the needs of elder residents who value their independence to assisted living facilities with doctors and nurses on staff providing around-the-clock care to residents age 65 and older.

This past summer, residents at MLF Towers in downtown St. Petersburg complained of bed bug infestation, reports Tampa Bay’s WTSP Channel 10 News. Residents began discovering bites on their legs. Others could even feel the bugs on their backs and couldn’t scratch them due to mobility issues and wheelchair confinement. The apartment complex’s corporate office was unresponsive to the matter.

Residents across the street at Lutheran Apartments began complaining of the same problems. One resident said she could actually see the bugs from across the room, crawling around on her bed. Many of these residents had to throw away their belongings, pack up the remaining items, and leave, which is very difficult on people who are older and have physical limitations.

Just like MLF Towers, Lutheran Apartments’ apartment management was unreachable for comment, signifying these facilities have either stretched themselves too thin in providing affording housing, or management simply is apathetic to the needs of residents. Either way, bed bug infestations pose serious health code violations and are even more serious for those who are elderly and have compromised immune systems.

When people place their relatives in retirement homes or assist them in finding an apartment, they do so with the faith that their loved ones will be looked after and tended to, should problems arise. This is why it’s imperative that you do your homework prior to moving them into these places. You should also demand accessibility to management staff.

If the apartment or assisted living facility staff is unresponsive or it takes days to get a call back from anyone, this is not the place for you or your loved one. If certain standards aren’t expected of residents or of the people who work there, in making it a safe place to live, this isn’t the place for you or your loved one.

If you suspect the place you live, or the place your loved one lives had bed bugs, contact management at your residence. Under Florida law, rental property owners are required to make provisions for bed bugs determination. If this doesn’t happen, contact the Florida Health Department to report a bed bug violation.

Looking for Tampa Bed Bugs Extermination? Suncoast Pest Control offers a number of pest control programs, including St. Petersburg Bed Bugs Extermination and general Tampa Pest Exterminator services. Call 1-800-270-3086 to learn more!

Related Articles - Bed bugs, bed bug infestation, St Petersburg bed bugs, Tampa bed bugs, reporting bed bugs, bed bugs elderly, assisted living, exterminator, pest contr,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.


Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
Please enter the code in the image:

 Author Login 
Register for Author Account


Advertiser Login


   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  


Great Paranormal Romance


Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more

I'm an avid consumer of a smoothie a day living, herbs, vitamins and daily dose of exercise. I'm 60...more

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more

I am the editor of QUAY Magazine, a B2B publication based in the South West of the UK. I am also the...more

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more

Skin Muk is the best vegan skin care in Australia because our products are primarily produced from n...more

Stay-at-home mom to a handsome 10-year-old boy and a beautiful 13-year-old young lady. Enjoys bloggi...more

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2022, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from under the GNU FDL license