Hotels: prepare for summer travelers! bed bugs are hungry and want to eat your guests and customers
by Tommy Underhill
May 20, 2021
Congratulations: your hotel or motel survived the pandemic! You’re ready to spring back to business and thrive again! Don’t let bed bugs threaten to devour your reputation and suck your future dry. A single breeding pair of bed bugs will create an infestation numbering well over half a million hungry, breeding bed bugs in just ten months. Anything less than 100% success is a failed treatment... and any bed bugs that survived your last treatment are ready to repopulate your hotel.
World-class equipment and training backed by empirical results from university studies
This is the final article in an 6-part series on bed bugs in the hospitality industry, how to identify them, and ways to combat them and protect your reputation.
- Part 1: Not just a problem for travelers
- Part 2: Don’t wait for bed bug complaints to make a plan
- Part 3: Where to find bed bug infestations
- Part 4: Get the equipment for discreet 1-day bed bug eradications
- Part 5: Eliminate bed bugs in the room today and prevent their return for up to a year
- Part 6: World-class equipment and training backed by empirical results from university studies
Our Master Heat Technician Certification program provides world-class training developed over 30 years for your maintenance staff and gives you additional peace of mind that your guests, employees, and staff will be safe from bed bug bites. Self-treat with heat on your schedule and get your rooms quickly back in service.
Insurance companies suggest your staff keep excellent records surrounding anything to do with bed bug: complaints, proactive heat treatments, and as-needed and reactive bed bug heat treatments. Hotels that keep excellent records and treatment logs according to protocol are more successful in showing that reasonable steps were taken to eliminate or control infestations, especially when routine heat treatments are conducted by certified Master Heat Technicians. If a claim is ever filed, your insurance company will want your records. Having well-documented procedures for regular heat treatments and inspections show that your hotel actively takes measures against infestation—and can prove it. Ensure that maintenance, cleaning staff, counselors, and program staff understand the importance of accurate documentation and preserving all records.
Bed bug claims across the hospitality industry continue to rise. The total cost of one bed bug claim— medical bills, room fee refunds, replacing belongings, and paying to treat the guests’s home could reach into the thousands... even before you factor in negative word-of-mouth, online reviews, and the loss of your good reputation. Business and revenues have been down for too long and you deserve better than that!
Be prepared for when your guests arrive... any bed bugs that survived your last treatment are excitedly looking forward to your guests this spring and summer! GreenTech Heat Solutions equipment will kill bed bugs and sanitize and deodorize guest rooms (and the rest of your facility, too!) in one convenient one-day treatment.
GreenTech Heat technology is 100% effective for all life stages of bed bugs, lice, cockroaches, and all other insects that might infest your property. Heat kills microbes, viruses, and bacteria that can cause allergies and odors. GreenTech Heat equipment allows you to self-treat with heat on your schedule and as your needs demand. Our certified training lets you do it right and do it safely the first time. Heat safely kills insects and microbes everywhere they may be found in a single one-day treatment. Call us at 888-699-3944 or visit the online store to buy the bed bug heater to get started with heat today.