Bed Bugs in Hotels
Bed bugs commonly infest hotels, motels, and other public buildings. As a business owner, you work hard to attract and retain customers. However, the presence of infested bed bugs hotels can negatively affect your customers’ experience.
A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. is here to help control bed bugs from infesting your hotel. If you suspect a bed bug infestation in your hotel, motel, resort, or even your private bed & breakfast, contact the professionals at A-1 to inform you what to do. After all, guests will not be happy at the sight of bed bugs (or other pests) staying with them in their rented rooms.
Bed Bug Biology and Description
First, tiny little intruders can be dropped off in an instant. They are small – REAL small – 3mm from egg to nymph, then about 5-8mm for adults. The younger bed bug is hardly visible to the naked eye and is more cream-colored. While older bed bugs are visibly brown-reddish and able to feed. Bed bugs feed while we sleep, and you can not feel them bite. They inject their saliva, which contains anesthetics to numb the feeding area.1 Also, bed bugs do not spread disease, but their bites become red itchy welts. Welts can scab and bleed and become infections. So we classify bed bugs as more than just a nuisance pest, but as a health hazard, requiring immediate treatment.
Worries About Bed Bugs When Visiting a Hotel
If you are going to a hotel and you are worried about bed bugs in the room, it may feel uncomfortable, but the first thing to do is look around all parts of the room with a flashlight. Bright light will expose their bodies, giving them no dark corners to hide. Untuck the sheets and peek along the piping of the mattress, where they are most likely to hide.
If you do not find any bugs and are still concerned about the condition of your room and bed bugs at night, a disinfecting spray can be a useful tool. Spraying your mattress when entering the room and again before sleeping will keep most bed bugs away temporarily. If you spray chairs and other upholstered surfaces, bed bugs will retreat to walls and floorboards if they are in the room. When the next morning arrives, if you see blood on the sheets, take a photo and notify the hotel.
Preventing Bed Bugs in Your Hotel
Your guests come from all over the world, so it is necessary to have pest preventatives in place for a wide variety of pests. Bed bug infestations transport effortlessly from place to place. They cling to luggage, clothing, and laundry, and it is nearly impossible to keep guests from bringing them into your hotel. Replacing your mattresses within five years will help with the cleanliness, but it will not prevent bed bugs from intruding.
So, hotels must maintain and use guidelines for bed bug control, perform regular inspections, and routine preventatives.
Even if you do not suspect an infestation, bed bugs are extremely good at hiding. Bed bugs are known for being very smart and will go deep within hiding places we would never check, for example, behind the drywall. A trained pest professional will be the only way to be sure that your hotel remains bed bug-free.
Bed Bug Inspections and Control
Making sure your room is clean is essential, not only in preventing bed bugs but different pests as well. But bed bugs are always going to be given special attention because they are so hard to control. Observing each part of the bed, the frame, bed posts, and box springs when turning down the room will help prevent a problem before it starts. Remember that mattresses are not the only part of the bed that bed bugs attack, any upholstered surface makes a comfortable home for bed bugs. No spot should go unchecked. Problems with bed bugs happen at any time. If a problem occurs, do not delay at signs of bed bugs. If bed bugs spread from room to room, through the hallways, infestations quickly become unmanageable and will only worsen.
With ongoing inspections, preventive treatments, and fast action from A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc., there is no chance for bed bugs to survive in your hotel.
Each room, including the lobby, restaurant, hallways, stairwells, linen closets, and bedroom, require pest control. With ongoing inspections, preventive treatments, and fast action from A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc., there is no chance for bed bugs to survive in your hotel.
When guests come to a hotel, they expect the cleanest luxury rooms, not BED BUGS!!!
Contacting A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. is the first step for your bed bugs hotel removal. For infestations, one of our professionals can go over the steps for our different procedures, depending on the severity and size of your infestation. Also, if bad enough, a bed bug fumigation may be necessary. The fumigation process takes a couple of days, but it is well worth saving from more clean-up damages from a worsening bed bug problem.
Restaurant and Food Sanitation
A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. also serves different types of pest control processes in the restaurant industry. And restaurants within hotels are no different; read more on Commercial Restaurant Pest Control.