How To Check For Bed Bugs In A Hotel Room?
Bed Bugs occur frequently in world-class hotels and boutique guesthouses. These bed bugs can cost a hotel its image, customer satisfaction, and reputation. These bugs can cause loss of revenue if not treated or overlooked. It is important to have a flashlight in mobile so that you can look for bugs which are otherwise very small and cannot be seen with naked eyes.
Cimex Sherbrooke is a company which specializes in pest management of bed bugs. It has all the basic requirements from the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Fight Against Climate Change and uses all the approved products. The ways to check bed bugs in a hotel room are.
- Sofa, Chairs, and Throws
Bed bugs are attracted to CO2 produced by human beings. They can found in places with high human interaction like chairs. If you want to check the bugs in sofa, chairs and throws remove the covers of the cushions and check corners, seams, and zips for bed bugs. Also, you can remove the cushions from seats and check below and above. You can look in between joints and cervices.
- Wardrobe and Skirting Boards
Bed bugs normally hang on the areas close to the food source but they can visit other places in the room also. If you are checking wardrobe and skirting boards for bed bugs, you can check in between dents, cervices, joints, cracks and handles. You can also check the gaps between walls and skirting boards. It is important to look for drawers, furnitures and wardrobes from all sides.
- Bedside Cabinets
Furniture items near bed like bedside cabinets and nightstands are also a hub of bedbugs. If you want to check for bedside cabinet for bed bugs you can check in ornaments, picture frames and lamps. You can also look in drawers especially in handles and joints. You can also check under and behind bedside cabinet.
The common signs of bed bug bites are:
- Blood spots on sheets
- Bites appear in clusters or zigzag lines
- Small, raised or flat spots that can become itchy, red or blistered
- Bites can be found on exposed areas of the body while sleeping – neck, ankles, and arms
Bed bugs are really harmful to an individual. It is important to always check for bed bugs, especially if you are going to unknown places like hotels and guest houses. It is good to be safe rather than sorry. So, always beware of these parasites as they can harm your health.