An integrated pest management program is a safe, effective, and economical way to control bed bugs. The goal of an IPM program is to keep pests from becoming a problem in the first place.
According to experts, the number of bed bug infestations in the U.S. is still on the rise. As people are beginning to travel again in 2021, this could be a significant year for bed bugs throughout the country. Bed bugs are an expensive problem for the United States hospitality industry. A research report from 2017 noted that hotels spend more than $6,000 per bed bug incident. This cost includes pest control, lost revenue, guest compensation, and loss of contaminated goods.
If you are in the hospitality industry, how can you maintain a bed bug-free environment in your facility? At B & D Pest Solutions LLC, we know that there aren’t any one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to pests. We customize our commercial pest control plans to each business’s specific requirements and ensure that your needs and expectations are met with care and professionalism.
Bed Bug Prevention
A single bed bug is enough to turn a well-run hotel into a public relations nightmare. It can have damaging long-term effects on a hotel’s brand reputation and bottom line. Therefore, bed bug prevention is the preferred choice rather than post-infection treatment. This is true from both reputation and cost perspectives.
There are several proactive pest control measures every hospitality professional should take to prevent bed bugs in the first place. The goal is to prevent your guests from encountering any bed bugs. How can this be accomplished?
- Devise a pest management plan – An integrated pest management (IPM) program is a safe, effective, and economical way to control bed bugs. The goal of IPM is to keep pests from becoming a problem. Our commercial pest control experts will customize a program specifically designed for your facility’s needs.
- Educate your staff – Having a staff educated in identifying the signs of bed bugs is essential to uncovering an infestation before your guests do.
- Know how to handle a bed bug complaint – This corresponds with having an educated staff. Prepare your staff to handle a bed bug complaint correctly. When this sensitive issue is poorly handled, it could easily turn into a public relations problem.
- Pay for prevention, not management– Responding to a bed bug infestation can be very costly. In the long run, it is cheaper to prevent the situation than to pay to fix it.
Start Your Bed Bug Prevention Today
If you have discovered bed bugs in your hotel or facility, contact B & D Pest Solutions today. However, do not wait until you have bed bugs! Your reputation and bottom line depend on having a prevention plan in place. Implementing an integrated pest management program will likely be cost-effective and result in long-term pest control compared to conventional pest management. Also, it is less hazardous to human health and safer for the environment.
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