Texas Amazon Site Closed Due to Nasty Bed Bug Infestation
Eeek. bed bugs? Makes me itchy just thinking about it.
The Amazon facility in Amarillo, Texas is currently closed while they battle a nasty bed bug problem. They identified the presence of the icky bugs and were forced to shut down in order to get rid of the pests. Luckily, all of the employees are currently on paid leave until the matter is dealt with.
Have you ever tried to get rid of bed bugs? It's not something I've ever had to do, but I know a few friends who have. They say it's pretty rough. Not only do bed bugs feed on blood, but they also cause all kinds of nasty skin rashes and allergies, and can even have psychological effects on a person.
That's a bad bug.
Bed bugs can be pretty hard to get rid of because they can live up to a year without feeding at all. I wish I could go that long without eating. It would save me a ton of money on groceries.
According to WebMD, the best way to get rid of bed bugs is to wash all of your linens in hot water and dry them on the hottest setting. Then, scrub your mattress seams with a stiff brush, vacuum the infested area, repair all of the nooks and crannies they could be hiding at in your home. You also want to get rid of all of your clutter and encase your mattress in a zipped cover for one year to ensure they're all dead.
That sounds like quite a bit of work. A warehouse storing thousands upon thousands of products sounds like a HUGE job when it comes to getting rid of bed bugs. Here's to hoping they're successful and that none of those critters made it to Lubbock's Amazon facility.