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Signs a Hotel Room Has Bed Bugs

If you are like the countless people planning to travel this year, you are probably feeling excited and motivated to take your trip. You might get so caught up in the fun that you forget to protect yourself from common threats, such as bed bugs. Going into a hotel that has bed bugs is a good way to invite the pests into your home when you return, and you won't always notice the threat. Learning the top signs that a hotel has bed bugs will reduce your odds of facing an infestation, putting your worries to rest. Red Marks on Other Guests To avoid disturbing their host, bed bugs release a mild painkiller while they are feeding, and you won't feel a thing when they bite. The painkiller, though, will cause red marks to appear on the skin after a few hours, so looking at other hotel guests can help you...
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Common Pests Restaurant Owners Need to Lookout For

If you run or manage a restaurant and don't want to face unexpected problems, it's important you put in the effort to protect yourself from common pests. Inability to handle a pest infestation can prompt the health department to issue fines or shut you down, but it can also compel your customers to write negative reviews online. Learning to spot and secure your restaurant from these pests will go a long way when you would like to enjoy positive results. You will know you have chosen the right path when you see the outcome, and your customers and staff will appreciate your dedication. Cockroaches Taking a look at cockroaches and their behavior is a great starting point for those who want to protect a restaurant from danger. Since these pests do their best to avoid light, spotting them in the early stages won't always be easy. The worst part about cockroaches...
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Uncommon places to check for pests in healthcare facilities

Pest management in healthcare facilities is an integral part of keeping patients healthy and safe. Even though the majority of healthcare facilities outsource this vital task, it is crucial for employees to be aware of areas where pests tend to accumulate and what to do if problems develop. Patient rooms are not often overlooked due to the constant influx of traffic in and out of these areas. However, pest problems can also develop in less common areas such as the ones mentioned below.  Parking lots  Parking lots are often an overlooked area concerning pest control. However, it is not uncommon for major pest problems to exist in parking lots. For starters, these open areas often have bright lights that can attract many types of insects. Parking lots are also a prime area for the accumulation of trash or food scraps that can attract rodents and cockroaches. Keeping your parking lot clean...
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Five Things Hotel Owners Need to Know About Pest Control

When you own a hotel and don’t want to face unneeded threats, learning how you should respond to a pest control problem is vital to your long-term success. Preventing pests from entering your hotel is nearly impossible because of the large number of people who come and go on a daily and weekly basis. Your customers want to know that you will keep them safe when they stay at your hotel, and discovering pests is enough to turn them away. Following the right steps and keeping proven tips in mind will help you overcome this challenge.  Speed is Vital Speed is one of the most important factors for effective pest management. If pests invade and you don’t contain them during the early stages of an infestation, getting rid of them will be much harder. The pests can spread to different rooms and floors if nothing stands in their way, and you...
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Financial Impact of Bed Bugs on Businesses

Bed bug on skinWe all know about the risks of bed bugs. Stories in the media remind us that these bloodsuckers lurk in hotel bedding, library books and used furniture, waiting to feast on their unsuspecting prey. But did you know that these pests cost businesses a lot of money every year? Presto Pest Control talks about the financial impact bed bugs can have on businesses in various industries. Business Costs Associated with Bed Bug Infestations Pest control treatments are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to expenses after a bed bug infestation. The following are additional costs incurred by these invasive pests: Lawsuits Lost business Replacement of inventory With so many financial vulnerabilities, it's safe to say that prevention is key when it comes to avoiding bed bug infestations. Bed Bugs in Hotels Of course, it comes as no surprise that hotels are especially vulnerable to bed bug invasions. With...
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