Thanks to social media and more frequent news reports, bed bugs in hotel rooms have appeared to be on the rise in recent years. This has spelled bad news for the hotel industry as it struggles to maintain a good reputation among travelers. As a commercial bed bug exterminator, we know the signs, causes, and reasons for concern about bed bugs. If you’re concerned about an infestation, here are a few things you should know.
What Attracts Bed Bugs?
The common assumption that bed bugs are attracted to dirty places isn’t true. Bed bugs are attracted to carbon dioxide, warm places, and a healthy host for them to feast on. Hotel room beds are usually a target because they’re warmed by the people sleeping in them every night. Increased carbon dioxide levels also indicate to bed bugs that there’s a living being to snack on and further draws them to hotel rooms.
Can You See Bed Bugs?
While small, bed bugs are visible to the naked eye however it’s rare to see them during the day because of their nocturnal nature and hiding capabilities. You’re more likely to see their shedded exoskeleton or excrements on your mattress. Both of these things will appear to be a small black or brown dot or even smudge. A pest control service will be able to confirm whether or not these things are indeed bed bug remnants.
Have You Been Bitten?
All sorts of insects can enjoy snacking on you while you’re asleep but bed bugs have their own distinct style of biting. Their bites won’t necessarily hurt but they certainly will itch. Usually these bites are small, red bumps on the arms or shoulders and will likely be in a row.
Treating bed bug bites usually only requires a topical antibiotic. If someone has an allergic reaction to a bite, then a visit to a doctor might be required.
How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
There are a lot of home remedies that claim to help rid a hotel room of bed bugs but the only way to ensure that bugs are gone is by getting a professional bed bug exterminator. It’s best to have the bug exterminators spray for bugs routinely to eliminate the possibility of these creatures calling your hotel home.
Buzz Kill Pest Control Helps Hotels
Our residential and commercial pest control company helps hotels get rid of their infestation problems. Whether you’re doing preventative pest control or trying to get rid of an existing problem, we can help. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services.