Moving Blankets are the Main Carrier of Bedbugs

iMoveGREEN Finds A Solution

Jun 24, 2011, 09:30 ET from iMoveGREEN

NEW YORK, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is upon us, which means that it is officially "moving season" in New York City! As residents begin thinking about this major undertaking, they should be sure to take precautions against Bed Bugs. iMoveGREEN, an agent for Bekins Van Lines and a premier green moving company in the United States, has recently discovered the main carrier of Bed Bugs: moving blankets! While Bed Bugs continue to be a pandemic across the United States, most moving companies still do not take preventative measures to aid against Bed Bug infestation. Moving blankets especially, are often neglected and left un-cleaned between moves, leaving your belongings susceptible.


After a routine inspection, one year ago, iMoveGREEN discovered that moving blankets are the main carriers of Bed Bugs. Jeffrey E. Sitt, President and CEO, was notified that, while his facility and fleet of trucks were clean, a few of the company's moving blankets contained Bed Bugs. This shocking discovery, which could easily have been over-looked, caused iMoveGREEN to spring into action. "We immediately quarantined the blankets, sprayed them with anti-Bed Bug spray, and heated them in the trucks," says Mr. Sitt. Now, iMoveGREEN has a new protocol, whereby after every single move, the blankets that were used are taken in large sealed bags to the company's drying department, where the blankets are sprayed down and heated in commercial dryers on high heat for 1.5 hours.

"Learning that Bed Bugs are primarily carried through moving blankets brings me to the terrifying realization that other moving companies may be unknowingly transporting these disgusting bugs into homes! It makes me wonder if other moving companies are aware of whether or not there are Bed Bugs on their blankets," cautions Mr. Sitt. "We are relieved this was brought to our attention, and we are proud to be able to say we have sprung into action, taking every proactive measure to prevent the spreading of these pesky bugs."

About iMoveGREEN:

iMoveGREEN is the only moving company in America certified by the EPA as a Green Power Partner. They specialize in Local, Interstate and International residential/commercial moving. iMoveGREEN is also the ONLY moving company in America certified Bed Bug FREE! The home office is 370 Concord Avenue, Bronx NY. For more information, visit or call 212-688-8888.