Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that are approximately one-fourth of an inch long. They feed on blood, especially during the night. Usually, bed bugs congregate in cracks and gaps near the areas where humans and pets sleep or rest. They are found in beds and furniture such as easy chairs, couches, dressers, mattresses, tables, etc.
In recent years, there has been a rise in bed bug infestations throughout the United States. Infestations are mostly reported in homes, hotels, and other lodging establishments. It is crucial to detect and eradicate bed bugs in order to ensure clean and safe environments for residents.
How to Detect and Eradicate Bed Bugs in Commercial Lodging Establishments?
Nothing can be more embarrassing for a hotel or lodging establishment, than a guest complaining about bed bugs. This threatens the most important services their business offers – a clean and safe bed for a good night’s sleep. The immediate response to this situation should be offering a new room to the guest. This should be followed by a thorough inspection of the room by hotel staff. One must inspect all the furniture, mattresses, cushions, pillows, and cracks and crevices. Evidence of a bed bug infestation includes:
- Live adult or young bed bugs
- Exoskeletons that bed bugs cast off
- Black spots of feces like black pepper
- Small blood stains on sheets or mattresses
Once it is confirmed that a room is infested, contact a commercial pest control service provider in your area. Having a professional pest control company perform a thorough inspection and treatment of the room is the best solution to get rid of this problem. Moreover, it is strongly recommended to get the entire hotel inspected and treated regularly by a commercial pest control service provider.
Commercial Pest Control Services by Planet Orange
Planet Orange offers one of the finest commercial pest control services in California’s Bay Area. Their licensed pest control professionals use various methods to eradicate infestations, including steam or heat treatments, vacuuming, and pesticides. They regularly serve commercial and domestic establishments including:
- Moving vans
- Public housing
- Hotels and motels
- Public transportation
- Apartment complexes
- Furniture rental stores
- Long-term care facilities
- Other multi-unit dwellings
- Hospitals and nursing homes
Contact Planet Orange today to know more about their bed bug pest control service.