How Do Hotels Prevent Bed Bugs?
And What They Do When Bed Bugs Are Found
August 6, 2020
When you think of bed bug infestations, your first thoughts probably go to horror stories from people who got them while staying at hotels. With so many people in and out, it’s no wonder these public spaces are prone to infestations, even with the greatest cleaning tactics. So, what do hotels do to prevent bed bugs? And what happens when they find them?
How Hotels Prevent Bed Bugs
Like with any pests, it’s more cost-effective to prevent an infestation rather than treat one. Many hotels choose to regularly treat rooms. They may go through a pest control company, like Green Pest Solutions, or do it themselves. It is common for residual chemicals to be used that can treat bed bugs for four to six weeks.
Some hotels choose to make it more challenging for bed bugs to thrive with these tips:
- Avoid cloth headboards
- Skip box spring dust ruffles
- Use liners on the mattresses
- Keep pictures with frames away from the bed area
- Skip ruffled curtains
- Avoid furniture with removable cushions
- Provide a luggage rack so guests don’t put their bags on the bed
How Hotels Treat Bed Bug Infestations
It typically takes several treatments to ensure bed bug infestations are under control. In some cases, the recommended treatment includes three applications over six weeks. Of course, hotels can’t afford to have rooms out of commission for that long, so it is not uncommon for hotels to choose to rebook the room after one day.
Bed Bug Problem? Call Green Pest Solutions.
Bed bugs might be small, but they are certainly a big issue that needs to be taken care of. Your local pest pros at Green Pest Solutions know this, and that’s why we provide bed bug removal services. Call us today at 877-636-9469 to get these invasive pests out of your home for good.
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