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Orkin Bed Bug ProAct® FAQ Bed bugs are no stranger to the hospitality industry, which is why we’ve developed Orkin Bed Bug ProAct® with you in mind. To help you decide if this breakthrough bed bug solution is right for your business, we’ve answered the most commonly asked questions about be …

Pest of the Quarter: Bed Bugs

Referred to as “bomb cyclones” by meteorologists, winter storms have been sweeping the U.S. causing dangerously low temperatures.* Also known as “invader season”, winter is a prime time for pests to flock inside in search of warmth, food and shelter. Once indoors, they can be difficult to control an …

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Must-Ask Questions to Help Strengthen Your Ant Defense

If ants are marching through your property, you better believe they are ready to go to war. With colonies that can number into the hundreds of thousands of ants, these tiny pests are tough to defeat. (Learn even the smallest details about ants by downloading our free Antcyclopedia). When you ca …

Hotel Staff Can Help Send Bed Bugs Packing

“Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” is a hard mantra to follow when you work in the hospitality industry. Hotels know that bed bugs are a problem, and these bloodsucking pests can check in to any hotel – from a roadside motel to a five-star resort. So, if you can’t keep these pests from getti …

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Mosquito 101

As the weather heats up, so do mosquitoes. Summer is peak season for these threatening pests, whose bites can do more than just itch. Mosquitoes also can transmit diseases like the Zika virus, Chikungunya virus and West Nile virus. The good news? Everyone can do something to help prevent these pe …

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Employees Only – Keep These Flies Out of the Workplace

One rotten banana in an employee locker is all it takes for your facility to develop a fly infestation. Flies are stubborn pests that can undermine your business’s image and cost you money if you end up losing customers because of their activity. Even if you don’t prepare, sell or package food, y …

Help Prevent Bed Bugs From Spreading in Your Hotel

Bed bugs are checking into hotels across the country – no reservation required. With daily guest turnover making it easy for these pests to find a blood meal, they are one of the most unwelcome guests in the hospitality world. (Learn 99 other facts about what makes them so unwelcome by downloading o …

Bed Bugs In Hotel Rooms: What You Should Be Looking For

It’s no secret bed bugs are a threat to the hospitality industry. Ongoing guest turnover means it’s not usually a matter of if an infestation will happen, but when. And bed bugs aren’t the only critters attracted to hotels and motels — cockroaches, ants and even rodents can find their way inside you …

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3 Ways Pest Sightings Damage Your Bottom Line

To support healthy operations and help prevent increased pest activity during high occupancy periods, consult with your pest management provider about implementing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach along with your current facility maintenance and sanitation efforts. IPM is the best way …

Bed Bugs in Hotels

Question: Why are hotels such a common place for bed bugs to turn up? Answer: Because they only feed on blood, bed bugs are attracted to any place where they can find a meal quickly and easily. They also are known to hitchhike in luggage and personal belongings, which is why they are often found …