Exterminating Hotel Bed Bug Infestations
Even if your hotel holds prevention in the highest regard, the reality is that every new guest that walks through your doors is a potential bed bug infestation in the making. The next best way to treat a bed bug infestation, after proactive prevention, is early detection. Bed bugs reproduce at extremely alarming rates; a pregnant female bed bug can lay between one and three eggs daily and over 500 during their lifetime. Because of their rapid rate of reproduction, a bed bug infestation can get out of hand very quickly. Bed bug nymphs will grow into adulthood within a month and a half, the earliest being about one month. If a bed bug infestation goes untreated for even a short period of time, the results will be devastating. Early detection will ensure that any devastating potential bed bug infestations are avoided; the earlier they are found, the easier they are to eradicate.
Bed Bugs Extermination
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Early Detection is Key for Exterminating Hotel Bed Bug Infestations
There are however, a couple of measures that can be taken to make sure that an infestation is detected early in your hotel:
Educate your housekeeping staff. An educated staff will know what to look for regarding bed bugs, their nymphs and eggs and can greatly assist with early detection during each room turnover.
The use of monitoring devices such as climb ups and mattress monitors (placed in between the box spring and mattress in all four corners of the bed) will alert an owner in the early stages of infestation.
Bed bug detection dog services can be used on a fixed interval schedule and can help sniff out infestations invisible to the naked eye (especially useful in large buildings).