In an age of online information sharing, “bed bug” is a hot keyword in hotel reviews. For a hotels and motels, a "bed bug review can be very damaging. As a Hotel or Motel Owner its not only good to have a policies in place to handle Bed Bug infections. It's also very important to work proactively to stop the bed bugs before they occur.
In this article we will provide Proactive and Reactive solutions to help you protect your Hotel, Motel, and Guests from bed Bugs infestations.
METAL Furniture especially metal beds and case good have become a popular option for hospitality. Metal resists bed bugs due to its smooth finish. Another advantage of metal furniture is that it resists chemical damage and can be “washed” clean after bed bug treatments.
WOOD Furniture encompasses a variety of constructions including solid wood, veneers, composites, and laminates. In general, the smoother the surface the more resistant it is to bed bugs. Wood is not an attractant to bed bugs; rather the porous nature of unfinished or roughly finished areas can offer bed bug hiding places. The more smooth and scratch resistant the furniture finish on all areas of the furniture, the more inherently bed bug resistant a piece is.
Cover your power outlets - bed bugs use power outlets to evade extermination. They climb into the outlet holes and hide there until it is safe to move elsewhere. In cases of severe infestations, bed bugs can travel through walls via electrical outlets, effectively spreading the infestation to other rooms.
Bed bugs aren’t only found in and around the bed. Bed bugs will hide in any nook or cranny that they can find. During a rooms deep cleaning it's important to thoroughly vacuum any crack or crevice that is hard to clean to ensure all bed bugs and eggs have been eliminated.
This includes but not limited to behind headboard, drapes, behind furniture, inside of dresser drawers, outlets, couches.
Put the mattress and box springs in bed bug resistant encasements. This will not prevent bed bugs but it will push them further way from their feeding source. Although this protects the mattress from getting infested, it does not get rid of an infestation.
These casings should be made from top-quality fabric, typically cloth, so it’s durable and resistant to tears and folds. They have no folds around the zipper in which bed bugs can find shelter.
1. CLEAN - Easy to vacuum under and around, a cleaner room, exactly what your guest is looking for.
2. STRONG & QUIET - All-Steel. Durable and Strong! No wood breaking or cracking. A sound investment.
3. RECOMMENDED - Health Departments, Universities, Exterminator/Bedbug Professionals