Bed Bug Solutions: Identification & Prevention
Early detection is key.
Performing periodic inspections for signs of bed bugs and training staff on how to handle them could stop an infestation before it starts; saving your resources and protecting your image.
Know what to look for.
It's important that the staff in charge of cleaning rooms and handling luggage or linens know what to look for:
- Small blood stains, bed bug feces (black spots that look similar to black pepper), or shells that may appear in their hiding and feeding areas
- Know the appearance of a bed bug in its nymph or adult stages
Know where to look.
- On sheets, in mattress seams, bed frames, baseboards, cracks and crevices in floors, walls, or window sills
- Common guest areas, maid carts, and even storage rooms for housekeeping supplies and furniture
Stay bed bug free.
- Protect and cover mattresses with encasements
- Vacuum carpets, floors, furniture, cracks, and crevices daily
- Empty vacuum bags and place them securely in trash bags to be thrown away
- Always keep dirty linens properly bagged and stored away from clean linens
- Transition dirty linens in wheeled carts
- Have cracks and crevices sealed with caulk
- Make bedbug treatment part of your regular pesticide routine