With the 2012 London Olympics fast approaching, thousands of visitors from all corners of the world are preparing to visit London. As well as receiving these guests, hotels, hostels and guesthouses are also in danger of receiving bed bugs into their premises and once the guests are gone, the bed bugs will remain.
Female bed bugs will lay up to 500 eggs in two months, so the problem will only get worse once the guests have gone back home. Bed bugs thrive in multi-occupancy buildings, hotels being the most at risk.
There was a major bedbug problem in the 1930s in London and it was said that in some areas every home had an infestation. Since then, the combination of effective treatments and public awareness has led to a reduction in infestations.
However, with the restrictions on chemicals that can be used, as well bed bugs becoming resilient to the insecticides that can be used, many hotels are at risk of the adverse publicity resulting in hotel guest complaints following an infestation.
Therefore, the hotel and hospitality industry needs to be on major alert for bed bugs. However, the chances of these outbreaks can be prevented before they get out of hand. Early warning measures can be put in place, so it’s important to call a professional to ‘bug proof’ your hotel or guesthouse and give you advice on how to prevent an infestation. They will tell you how to spot the tell tale signs.
Akeel Jaffar of HLA Pest Control says: “Bed bugs can cost a hotel its good name, reputation, time and money if it’s not dealt with straight away. Call in the professionals to teach you what to look out for before the Olympics start, and to check that your hotel is clear of bed bugs so you can put in place some preventative measures. Once the games are over, you need to ensure that your hotel is checked over to keep your establishment clear of any risk.”
About HLA Pest Control
HLA is London’s leading Bed Bug specialist. We are a member of the British Pest Control Association and winner of the National Pest Technician Association Awards. We will eliminate bed bugs from your hotel or guesthouse quickly and effectively. We have a one-hour response time and carry out pest control in council buildings, hotels, shops, offices, restaurants, hospitals, cafes, guest homes, large houses and small flats, inside and out. We achieve results fast and all of our work is insured and guaranteed. We also provide a reliable on-going service for a permanent service to ensure that your pest problem does not return. Visit our website at http://www.hlapestcontrol.co.uk.