“Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a systematic strategy for managing pests which considers prevention, avoidance, monitoring and suppression. Where chemical pesticides are necessary, a preference is given to materials and methods which maximize public safety and reduce environmental risk”.IPM requires participation of the hotel management and staff—not just the pest control contractors.
The parties collaborate in eliminating the food, water and shelter needed by pests to survive. When functioning well, the hotel and the contractor communicate regularly, have clear responsibilities, collect and react to data and educate staff. This collaboration leads to less pervasive use of pesticides, less spraying and less human exposure. IPM practices are now commonly used inside buildings by pest management companies, though not always in a comprehensive and consistent way..
Benefits of IPM
There are three factors propelling the use of IPM in hotels: it is a logical and effective method for reducing pest problems, it reduces exposure to chemicals that have an adverse impact on human health, and many customers and staff prefer hotels that demonstrate environmental concern.
National Pest Management Association (NPMA) estimates there has been an increase in bed bugs in America over the last several years, the increase has had a minimal impact on the vast majority of hotels, which maintain state-of-the-art sanitation and adhere to strict standards of cleanliness. Education, awareness, and vigilance are critical. A trained and knowledgeable housekeeping staff is one of the best lines of defense, along with having regular pest control inspections.
Using a bed bug certified mattress encasement and box spring encasement to quarantine each of the affected mattresses and box springs in your home.
Precaution of traveler
Every traveler should learn about bed bugs. Always inspect before settling into any room. Pack a flashlight and gloves to aid in your inspection. The inspection should focus around the bed. Start with the headboard, then lean the top away from the wall to gain access to the back. You always ask to help for hotel staff. After checking the headboard, check sheets and pillows for blood spots. Next, pull back the sheets. Check the piping of the mattress and box spring. Check in and under the drawer of the bedside tableOther areas of the hotel including sports facilities, gyms, pools or back-of-house should be included as part of the regular servicing plan.
Use hard-sided luggage, if possible without zippers. Bedbugs love cloth and they are so thin zippers won’t necessarily keep them out. Your suitcase on the bed and start unpacking your clothes. In fact, you don’t want to store your bag on the floor. You wear in the hotel room, especially your night dresses, could come in contact with bed bugs. The smartest thing to do is to place all of your dirty laundry in a sealed plastic bag. don’t merge your other clothing or your travel bag. When not in use, keep items like laptops, books, toiletries, jewelry and electronics in sealed plastic bags. Inform the manager-on-duty immediately if you suspect bed bugs
Travelers returning home:
If you are a frequent traveler, encase mattresses and box springs before you leave home.Do not take luggage inside your home.
Unpack your luggage in an area that is well-lit and away from furniture and sleeping areas, such as a garage. Unpack one suitcase at a time. Immediately place all of your clothing that can be hot-laundered into the washing machine or into a garbage bag that can be sealed and placed aside. All items being laundered should be laundered in the hottest possible wash cycle and placed in the dryer on the hottest possible setting.
Empty items that you sealed in plastic bags and immediately discard the bags in an outdoor trash can.
Place all dry-clean clothing in a garbage bag, seal it and place it aside. Consider using dissolvable laundry bags to transport your clothes from your luggage to the washing machine a simple one-step process.
Beyond Pest Control will also treat and prevent pest problems in the grounds of your hotel including bird deterrence and helping to proof against other wildlife.
Integrated Service Program for Hotels and Motels
The Beyond Pest Control service is designed to protect hotels and motels from pests with a tailored plan based on specific threats and your facilities particular needs. Your local pest control professional will regularly visit your premises to check bait stations, look for signs of pest activity, identify potential risks and advise on any steps to reduce the risk of future pest problems.If there is a problem, our rapid response means that your technician will be with you quickly to deal with the pest problem so that it does not come back. Sometimes even on the same day.