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 bed bugs and our proactive bed bug service.
What type of hotels are at risk for bed bugs?
Unlike some other pests, bed bugs are not a sign of poor sanitation. Any hotel – from a five-star resort to a roadside motel – can fall victim to a bed bug infestation. Guests and employees can unintentionally bring bed bugs inside on their clothing and luggage, and with so many visitors coming and going, there are a lot of opportunities for an introduction. In fact, research shows that hotel has an average of seven bed bug incidents over a five-year period.*
Can I prevent bed bugs from getting inside my hotel?
Unfortunately, there is no way to completely prevent bed bugs. These tiny pests hitchhike their way inside on clothing and personal belongings, so traditional sanitation and maintenance practices like screening windows or caulking cracks and crevices won’t have an impact. However, Orkin Bed Bug ProAct helps prevent bed bug introductions from turning into widespread infestations through ongoing treatments in guest rooms.
How does Orkin Bed Bug ProAct work?
The key to our proactive bed bug service is regular treatments. With Orkin Bed Bug ProAct, each guest room is treated every six months. These regular treatments create a perimeter defense in guest rooms where bed bugs are most likely to harbor and reproduce. Your local Orkin branch will work with you to set up a treatment schedule so that bed bug management becomes part of your routine maintenance instead of a code-red emergency.
Why should I use Orkin Bed Bug ProAct instead of remediating problems as they occur?
When bed bugs infest even a single room on your property, you can face unexpected expenses, lost revenue from rooms taken out of service and unhappy guests. Because bed bugs can reproduce quickly, you could even have several infested guest rooms by the time a pest control provider is called. Each infested room and those surrounding it will need to be vacated for treatment, disrupting your guests’ stay and throwing a wrench in your normal operations.
Orkin Bed Bug ProAct stays one step ahead and gives you back control. With Orkin Bed Bug ProAct, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that bed bugs are stopped before they have a chance to settle in. It’s a better way to protect your rooms, online reviews and ultimately your bottom line from bed bugs.
How much does Orkin Bed Bug ProAct cost?
Your local Orkin branch can provide a free consultation and estimate to help you decide if Orkin Bed Bug ProAct fits within your budget. Unlike traditional, reactive bed bug programs, you’ll know upfront what Orkin Bed Bug ProAct will cost for the year, helping you avoid unexpected costs if an issue arises. Research shows that 40% of hotels have treated for bed bugs in the last month alone, and remediation costs an average of $6,383 per incident.* Because Orkin Bed Bug ProAct is guaranteed, you won’t have to worry about finding room for bed bug expenses in your budget. If bed bugs are found between service visits, we’ll remediate the issue – free of charge.
If you’re ready to stop reacting to bed bug problems and start calling the shots, click here to schedule a free consultation with the experts at your local Orkin branch.
*The Bantam Group with Orkin, LLC. The Bed Bug Incidence Report. 2016.