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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

“Don’t let the bed bugs bite” is a cute phrase and one that is said and heard often at bed times across the world.

Luckily, most of us are unaware that bed bugs actually exist but, for those few who have experienced them, it has been a less than enjoyable encounter.

The reason for this is that the bites do not usually show up for approximately five days after you have been the meal for these little critters and when they do show up, it is in the form of an itchy red rash.

An unfortunate discovery is that these bed bugs are often found in the cracks and crevices of motel rooms including the creases of bedding.

If you own or manage a motel or bed and breakfast, it is absolutely imperative that you maintain your rooms to the utmost condition to ensure the pleasure of your guests.

This obviously encourages not only return visits from happy customers, but also the recommendation of you to others of the great rooms and service they received whilst staying with you.

It’s Not Your Fault

The one thing you must realise is that you are not alone in this plight if you discover these little critters, and they are not necessarily caused by an unclean environment or behaviour.

If you compare the circumstance of a young child being infected with nits, you may come a little closer to understanding the lifestyle of these little critters known as bed bugs. Nits love clean hair and they certainly do not discriminate when it comes to whom they decide to nest on. Bed bugs are the same.

Reliable commercial pest control operators Bob Gunn Termite Solutions are able to offer an obligation-free inspection and quote as part of our client services.

Our thorough inspection will incorporate not only bed bugs but other pests such as cockroaches, silverfish, ants, spiders, termites and rodents.

We will leave no stone unturned in our inspection of your premises or the treatment of any pests that may be lurking in spaces unknown to you.

Should you find you have stayed in a room that has been infested with bed bugs, we advise that it is best to give your luggage a good clean and everything that was in it to ensure no transfer of eggs takes place. When washing any clothing be aware that bed bugs and their eggs cannot survive above 50 degrees Celsius.