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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 bed bugs and our proactive bed bug se …

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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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The Difference Between Bed Bug Introductions and Infestations

Working in the hospitality industry, you know that bed bugs are not a rare occurrence. According to recent research, four out of five hotels have treated for bed bugs in the last year alone, and there’s no way to stop these nighttime menaces from hitchhiking through your doors. (Get the analysis of …

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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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5 Pests Commonly Mistaken for Bed Bugs

If you saw the pests from the list below and had to identify which was a bed bug, what would you say? Harder than you think, right? If you’re stumped, you’re not alone. University of Kentucky research found that more than 2/3 of people in the U.S. could not correctly name a bed bug if they saw on …

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An Introduction to Bed Bugs in the Workplace

Bed bugs are ready to make your business their business—and in some cases (like yours), it could mean that no beds are required. Due to bed bugs’ rapid reproduction rate and employees living in homes or sleeping in hotels where bed bugs may reside, office buildings across the country have been invad …

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Three Tips for Managing Bed Bugs in Apartments

Bed bugs survive on human blood, and a property filled with unsuspecting residents is the perfect feeding ground. These small pests reproduce rapidly and can become a property-wide issue if you don’t address the issue immediately. A bed bug infestation is more than just inconvenient—bed bug sight …

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6 Ways To Help Prevent Bed Bug Infestations At Your Office Property

Did you know bed bugs are showing up for work? After years of tormenting the hospitality and multifamily industries, bed bugs have worked their way into office properties. These pests are difficult to detect and to control – especially without the cooperation of your tenants, staff and pest manageme …

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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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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 …

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: How to Identify and Handle Bed Bugs

As a healthcare professional, you are used to solving problems. But problem-solving takes on a whole new meaning when you discover bed bugs in your hospital, especially when you don’t know the next step to take. These biting pests are experts at hitchhiking their way into patient rooms, and they rep …

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5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are peculiar. It’s not surprising these creepy creatures sparked panic among their human hosts, who found themselves fed upon in the dark of the night while seemingly safe in their beds. For a time, people felt like they could escape the pests by the light of day. That’s until bed bugs star …

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Fewer Hospitals Could Mean More Bed Bugs at Your Facility

Did you know that as local hospitals close, the possibility of patients bringing more pests to regional hospitals goes up? You may be asking why. It’s because when people travel – specifically for overnight trips – they are more susceptible to encountering bed bugs in settings like hotels or motel …

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Recent Research Reveals Bed Bug Mobility

With a name like bed bugs, one might think these pests are likely to stay tucked in for a good night’s sleep. But a recent study conducted by Rutgers University uncovered the truth about how mobile these pests are – and the results have interesting implications for multifamily property managers. …

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The Best in Pests: In Case You Missed It In 2015

We’ve seen a lot of things happen in commercial pest control over the past year. And while the Orkin Man is usually thinking several steps ahead of pests, sometimes it’s helpful to look back. Here are our top three pest management resources from 2015. Orkin delivered up to date information on whi …

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Bed Bugs and Dogs

Question: What types of dogs can be used to detect bed bugs? Answer: The dog’s breed is actually less important than his or her drive and ability to learn. Training typically starts when a dog reaches a year and a half to two years old, and it takes between six and eight weeks to complete. Whil …

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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 …

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The 5 Most Hated Pests You’re Likely to See in an Apartment

Pests are more than just a nuisance in multifamily properties. They can carry and spread diseases, contaminate food and even cause expensive structural damage. Unfortunately, apartments have all the elements necessary to create a perfect pest storm: varying resident lifestyles, lack of uniform clean …