If you’re a hotel, motel or backpacker owner grappling with a recent bed bug infestation, don’t despair. Dealing with bed bugs in your hotel is easy.
Firstly, you’re not alone – bed bug prevalence is on the rise at a global level and more managers than ever are dealing with bed bugs in their hotel. More and more hotels are detecting infestations, and they’re not only the seedy ones. Some of the most upmarket hotels and other accommodation providers are common breeding grounds for bed bugs.
Why? Well, contrary to popular belief, bed bugs aren’t associated with dirty floors, unwashed carpets and dusty curtains.
All those teeny little critters care about is having some blood to suck (your guests), so that’s why they’re often found in posh hotels as well as backpackers and cheap hotels. They like to settle anywhere they can get a quick and easy feed.
Where do bed bugs come from?
Wondering how bed bugs made their way inside your hotel in the first place? Chances are, they hitched a ride via a previous guest.
Bed bugs don’t travel attached to human skin (like lice do, for example) but they are renowned for their ability to squeeze into cracks and crevices. They commonly get themselves into luggage, cars and taxis and folds of material.
Worryingly, all it takes is for one guest to bring a piece of luggage to your hotel with one single pregnant female bed bug – and several months later you could be dealing with thousands of bed bugs in various stages of development. After pest controller poisons are used they then often spread into other rooms where it is safer for them to breed.
Washing bedding doesn’t always kill bed bugs (unless done at very high temperatures – and even so there could still be bed bugs left on mattresses or around the bed areas). Also, bed bugs can easily migrate from room to room once they have started breeding.
Dealing with bed bugs in your hotel, motel or backpackers.
What should you do if you’ve discovered the presence of bed bugs?
Firstly, know that pest controllers and exterminators are costly, disruptive and can spray chemicals that are hazardous to the health of your guests. Pest controllers also generally only offer a short-term solution to your bed bug infestation so after a few months you are completely unprotected again.
Our Bed Bug Barrier system is a simple, effective, natural and long-term solution.
The benefits of Bed Bug Barrier for hotel owners include:
- Easy DIY treatment – simply apply our powder to the affected bed frame, areas surrounding the bed and beneath the mattress protectors, and you’ll not only get rid of bed bugs, you’ll also prevent future infestations
- Long-term solution – one easy application of our powder lasts for many years, so there’s no need to re-apply
- No room downtime – after applying the Bed Bug Barrier solution to beds and the areas surrounding the beds, rooms will be ready to use immediately
- No issues with poisons – Bed Bug Killer is a natural product made from Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and there are no toxic fumes left by poisons and harsh chemicals
- Big savings – Bed Bug Barrier manufactures all of its products so you are dealing directly with the manufacturer
Still not convinced?
Here is a testimonial from Base Backpackers who thought bed bugs were a nightmare to deal with until they met Bed Bug Barrier.
I am more than happy to offer my absolute endorsement of the Bed Bug Barrier products – in particular the Bed Bug Killer powder. After 2 years of use at several of our properties I have not had a repeat outbreak in any of the rooms that were treated. I would recommend preparing all accommodation rooms within the building with your products as we have done with great success.
After having used various pest controllers, residual insecticides, freezing apparatus, steaming apparatus and miscellaneous dusts, I have found that none of these can control problems long term. The bed bug barrier products have completely eliminated the issue at our affected sites.
Furthermore I think your video on your website (www.bedbugbarrier.com.au) is a great template for those using your products. The Bed Bug Barrier products are affordable, and only a fraction of what all the pest controllers charge; this makes the switch a no brainer for us.
David F. Operations Manager Hotel Chain Australia & New Zealand
Does their experiences sound familiar to you?
Find out more about how our Bed Bug Killer powder can help to get rid of bed bugs in your hotel.