Commercial Spaces In Hawaii Are Susceptible To Bed Bug Infestations

June 30, 2022

Hawaii has no shortage of commercial spaces, and unfortunately, each one is susceptible to a bed bug infestation. The number of tourists who frequent commercial properties in Hawaii will invariably expose the location to a potential bed bug infestation. Once a property has a bed bug infestation, the results can be extremely damaging to a business. A negative review citing bed bugs is devastating to hotel or resort property owners.

The best way to get rid of bed bugs in commercial properties in Hawaii is with the help of Bullseye K9 Detection.  We provide the best pest control in Hawaii for managing a bed bug infestation.

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Why Are Bed Bugs Drawn To Commercial Spaces In Hawaii?

A 2018 survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association noted bed bugs were in the following:

  • 89% in apartments/condominiums
  • 68% in hotels/motels
  • 59% of nursing homes
  • 47% of schools and daycare centers
  • 46% in office buildings
  • 36% in hospitals

Bed bugs arrive in commercial spaces due to the number of people frequenting those locations. Bed bugs hitch rides on pant legs, suitcases, shoes, bedsheets, and other items. Bed bugs feed on warm-blooded animals and humans, and due to the high volume of people in commercial spaces, these pests always have a source of food. 

Bites from bed bugs are painless and not immediately noticed. Guests in hotels, resorts, or hospitals may not notice the bites until a few days after leaving. Since they have been gone a few days, they may not associate the bites with the commercial property, thus failing to report the issue. While the issue remains unreported, the bed bugs continue their rapid multiplication unabated. If there is any good news regarding bed bugs, it's that they do not transmit diseases, nor do the bites require medical attention. Bed bug bites are itchy and leave red welts at the bite site, often in a line or grouping.

Signs You Could Be Dealing With A Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs are hard to notice since they hide in cracks, crevices, and seams, but there are signs of an infestation, such as:

  • Bites on legs, arms, and back
  • Reddish-brown stains on walls and mattresses
  • Skin from molted bed bugs
  • Sightings of bed bugs
  • Hatched or unhatched eggs
  • These signs are indications you may have a bed bug infestation on your commercial property. Upon seeing these signs, take immediate action to eliminate them by contacting us.

Five Tips To Keep Bed Bugs Out Of Your Leased Building

Bed bugs in your commercial building can hurt your business's reputation and bottom line. Here are five tips to keep bed bugs out of your location:

  1. Cover mattresses and pillows with zippered bags.
  2. Treat beds, carpets, and upholstery with a steam cleaner.
  3. Wash all linens and clothing in hot water; dry with high heat.
  4. Vacuum entire facility; empty contents into sealed bags and dispose in an outside container.
  5. Perform regular inspections to check for signs of bed bugs.

If your facility is bug-free, these steps will prevent future infestations, If the facility has bed bugs, these practices will reduce and control the bed bug population, but will not eliminate it. In the previously cited survey, 76% of pest control experts said bed bugs were difficult to remove. To eliminate an existing bed bug infestation, you will need the assistance of our trained, expert teams at Bullseye K9 Detection.

Professional Bed Bug Control Is Especially Important In Hawaii

Bed bugs are difficult to eradicate. The best way to obtain total bed bug control is with the professional services of Bullseye K9 Detection. We will safely and effectively treat your facility to eliminate bed bugs. Once bed bugs are eliminated from your property, we will work with you to prevent future infestations. Be sure to call Bullseye K9 Detection and let us get rid of your bed bugs fast. 

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