Bed Bugs In Your London Hotel?
When people travel to London, whether it’s for business or pleasure, they want a home away from home to relax and enjoy. Warm towels, soft linens and great room service is what we look for in any hotel. What we don’t want is bed bugs!
Your hotel could be absolutely perfect in every other way. But if a guest spots a pest, you can bet that those guests will never return. And nothing will spoil someone’s stay like the presence of bed bugs.
What Is A Bed Bug?
A bed bug is a small insect that feeds on the blood of humans and animals. They have the name bed bug because they love to nest in and around beds, to feed on the sleeping people. Bed bugs can:
- Cause itchy and sore bites
- Be incredibly hard to spot
- Be carried in by guests
- Affect a lot of different people
How To Check For Bed Bugs In Your London Hotel
The first step you need to take is to learn what a bed bug looks like. An adult bed bug looks like an apple pip. You’ll find them around beds, furniture, pictures and baseboards. Give everything a really thorough look over.
The next step is to look for the signs of a bed bug infestation. These will include:
- Finding small brown spots on bedding and small blood smears on the sheets.
- You may find small, clear bed bug eggs.
- You will notice skin from the bed bugs dotted around the room.
- The bedding may have a slightly sweet, or rotting fruit odour to it.
What Can You Do To Keep Your London Hotel Bed Bug Free?
Bed bugs are the most difficult pest to control and exterminate. They have built up a strong resistance to a lot of chemicals, and they’re excellent at hiding. If you’ve treated all of your beds and furniture, that may not be the end of the problem. Bed bugs can build their colonies and breed under your carpets and in your walls. Any area that is inaccessible in your London hotel is a bed bug hot spot.
Your best course of action for London bed bug control is to work with a reputable pest control company, like Pest Exterminators. We can offer you customised treatments and affordable contracts, so you will stay bed bug free now and in the future!