Bed Bug Resources for Hoteliers
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Prevention, bed bugs “should not be considered as a medical or public health hazard.” However, because of the increase in travel they are spreading rapidly, which makes them a growing concern for the travel and lodging industries.
Bed bugs tend to be most common in areas where people sleep and generally concentrate in beds, including mattresses, box springs and bed frames. Other sites where bed bugs often reside include curtains, the corners inside dressers and other furniture, and in cracks of wallpaper (especially near the bed). Bed bugs are especially tenacious and can live for months without food. Here are some resources to help.
- Fact Sheet on Bed Bugs in Hotels from the NYC Department of Health
- Bed Bug Information from the National Pest Management AssociationBed Bug FAQs from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) Prevention
- Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control by the CDC and the Environmental Protection Agency (updated Feb. 2011)
- Bed Bug Awareness
- How to Inspect a Bed for Bed Bugs
- National Summit Agenda with Video Webinar Presentations
SOLUTIONS & PREVENTION
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