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Whether they’re in your home or hotel, bed bugs are definitely unwanted guests. All ‘beds’ are at risk, but most at risk are those beds in establishments with a large number of international travellers, or your bed at home if you are a frequent traveller.
By detecting the early onset of bed bug activity action can be taken to ensure that they do not spread to other parts of your premises.
Since bed bugs can be difficult to spot, not having seen one does not always mean that your premises is free of bed bugs. There are some clear signs of a bed bug problem which indicate an infestation. These are:
If you have noticed any of these signs of a bed bug problem, an inspection by Rentokil will help to confirm a problem and enable our technicians to offer the best solution using industry leading bed bug treatments.
Bed bug bites are unlikely to wake the host (victim) as bed bugs inject an anaesthetic whilst drawing blood from the host (victim). Bites can occur anywhere on the body, and in most cases are found on the neck, legs, arms and hands.
A single bed bug may bite more than once around the same area. However, bites in different parts of the body indicate being bitten by several bed bugs. Bed bug bites are generally small, flat, or raised bumps on the skin. Redness, swelling, and itching commonly occur on these spots. Early in a bed bug infestation, the victim may not yet be sensitised to the bed bug bites and they may not feel itchy.
Are you concerned about bed bug bites?
Be sure to look for signs of bed bugs as soon as you arrive in a hotel. However, if you do happen to get bitten by a bed bug or two and the bites are causing you pain, seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Bed bugs are not known to carry any infectious diseases but everyone will react to a bite differently.
There are some preventative steps you can take for bed bug control - especially if you are a regular traveller - to deter them from invading your home or business.
In Your Home
If you are worried that you might have brought bed bugs home with you after your travels, you can do the following to prevent them from spreading to your home:
In Your Hotel or Establishment
With the number of guests moving in and out of your hotel rooms, it is impossible to completely prevent bed bugs. However, there are ways you can prevent an infestation through early detection:
A bed bug problem can spread very quickly and if left uncontrolled can put your business at risk of loss of revenue, reputation or even forced closure. The presence of bed bugs also poses a high risk of distressing bites for you and your customers.
Bed bugs are very difficult to find and treat and for this reason we recommend that you do not try to get rid of bed bugs without professional help.
Rentokil technicians are trained and experienced professionals. They understand the habits of bed bugs and use their knowledge to choose the correct control methods and materials to develop an effective management program.
Once you have discovered a bug bug problem, the following actions will be taken:
If you would like further advice on how to get rid of bed bugs in your home or establishment, or to arrange a visit by a Rentokil Pest Control expert, contact us to set up an appointment.