Bed Bug Control
For the last 16 years, bed bugs have been on the increase in the UK. This comes as distressing news for the hospitality industry as bed bug activity brings bad publicity, loss of reputation and customer confidence; all of which can have a huge impact on profitability on the ‘bottom line’, no matter how large or small your business, which is why effective bed bug control is very important once detected.
Whilst not regarded as disease carriers, bed bugs can cause severe irritation for your guests as their blood feeding can lead to loss of sleep, red bite marks and in severe cases iron deficiencies in infants. Recognised also for their unpleasant and distinctive smell in serious infestations, these pests are very much unwelcome guests that need to be removed by bed bug control specialists.
Bed bugs thrive in modern buildings where new building techniques enable easy access between adjoining properties or between bedrooms in a hotel. The increased use of central heating and room temperatures of above 22 centigrade also allows for continued feeding and proliferation.
Generally found in and around the bed, in cracks and crevices in skirting boards, door frames and wallpaper and even in televisions and radios, bed bugs can develop from egg to adult in just 3 weeks, with the ability to lay 2 or 3 eggs a day for several weeks. Once a hotel or residence becomes ‘home’ to bed bugs, they can spread like wildfire, travelling in suitcases, furniture and even in vacuum cleaners, which is a good reason to ensure that you have the most effective bed bug control at hand.
Cannon Pest Control has a team of British Pest Control Association qualified professionals who are able to provide a fast response and recommend the optimum bed bug control. Our team will carry out a thorough initial inspection and implement a monitoring programme coupled with the provision of targeted treatments to the affected areas, especially hidden harbourages.
We offer a range of bed bug control solutions including pesticide treatments but also non–toxic and green solutions, helping you demonstrate that you care for the environment as well as your clients. Post-treatment monitoring identifies any specific areas of infestation where resistance to particular insecticidal products requires further alternative bed bug control treatments.
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