• The Bed Bug Inspection Checklist •
- Step 1: Look for Telltale Signs: These include small black spots, shed bed bug skins and egg shells, live bed bugs, and bloody or rusty stains on sheets, mattresses, bedding, walls, or upholstered furniture. Other signs include a musty odor that can be sweet or somewhat offensive. Bites on skin, especially when little time has been spent outdoors, may also be indicative of bed bugs. If you are not sure what bed bugs look like, be sure to look them up online and use these pictures as tools when checking for the aforementioned signs.
- Step 2: Uncover All Their Potential Hiding Places: Despite wanting to visit with you for your blood, bed bugs really prefer to hide. Use a flashlight and magnifying glass, if necessary, to inspect all the potential hiding spots, including mattresses and box springs, bedding, upholstered furniture, bed frames, window and door frames, cracks and crevices, carpet tack strips, baseboards, behind outlet and switch plates, drapery, smoke detectors, thermostats, loose wallpaper and molding and wall junctions.
- Step 3: Start the Treatment Process: There is a wide range of home treatments to use, and the best strategy may be to use a combination of solutions, such as a bed bug monitoring device, mattress liners, heat and steam and sprays. Depending on the type of room or amount of space that you must treat, your options will vary.
- Step 4: Don’t Stop Inspecting: Even if it appears that the bed bug treatment worked and you don’t see the sign of the insects doesn’t mean they won’t return – or that there weren’t a few hiding in the walls waiting to make their move. Be sure to check monthly or as regularly as possible to ensure that they have not returned and so it will not become another infestation.
If you suspect there might be a problem or you’ve dealt with bed bugs in the past, don’t assume they will just go away on their own – because they won’t; if anything, the problem will just get worse. So, start immediately on checking and continue to check before, during, and after treatment.
• Hotel Pest Control •
Keep Out Unwelcome Pests
Protect your hotel’s brand and reputation from bed bugs and other pests that could ruin your guests’ stay with Pathway Pest Control hotel pest control program.
Have many years of experience working with hotels, which has enabled us to develop best practice standards to offer the most effective pest control program.
Our hotel pest control program can be customized to suit any size hotel, from small to large, and offers full Integrated Pest Management service, from pest prevention through to elimination, as well as pest awareness training for front line staff.
• Targeted Pest Control for Hotels •
Different parts of a hotel face different pest challenges. Pathway Pest Control will develop customized service programs targeted to specific areas of a hotel to keep these areas pest free.
When we develop a service program for your hotel, we will ensure that your business complies with all international and local regulations relating to pest control and health & safety.