June 4, 2017 kicks-off National Bed Bug Awareness week. We will be sharing facts, answers questions and more this week in honor of the national week. Be sure to follow along on Facebook.
Bed bugs have an oval-shaped body about the size of an apple seed and are reddish-brown in color
Bed bugs have a flattened body, but if they’ve recently fed then their abdomen can appear longer
Mature bed bugs have a small head and larger oval-shaped body
Bed bugs do not have wings, so they cannot fly and they do not jump
Know where to look for bed bugs
Many bed bug infestations are found in:
Baseboards adjacent to beds
Bed bugs can also hide in cracks, as well as the folds and tucks of a bed
Know how to recognize bed bug signs:
Small brown (fecal) stains on bedding
Small blood spots on sheets
Molted skin from bed bugs
Bite symptoms (although some people may not show bite symptoms at all)
In addition to being difficult to spot, bed bugs can be difficult to control and are resistant to many pesticides. Even if beds and furniture have been treated, bed bug populations may still be thriving under carpets, in walls or in other less accessible areas of your hotel. One product or technique used alone is not likely to be effective against bed bugs, which is why professional bed bug treatment is recommended.