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Information on Bed Bugs

How do bed bugs get into your property? The most common sources of bed bug infestations are:

  • Guests and their luggage
  • Staff & employees
  • Second hand furniture
  • Laundry services
  • External contractors
  • Neighboring properties

Such a wide range of sources of infestation makes it impossible to fully prevent bed bugs from entering your property. However, using a professional protection program for bed bugs will reduce the risk significantly. To discuss our innovative solutions for treating bed bugs in more detail please call us on .

Is Your Business at Risk From Bed Bugs?

All businesses dealing with the accommodation and transportation of people are at risk of becoming the victim of a bed bug infestation. The highest risk from bed bugs is associated with the following businesses:

  • Hospitality (hotels, motels, B&Bs)
  • Transportation (railways, airlines, coaches)
  • Public institutions (hospitals, universities, prisons)

If you operate in any of these businesses you should have a bed bug protection program in place. To arrange a visit from a professional Ehrlich Technician, who will inspect your property and evaluate the risks of a bed bug infestation please call us at .

Bed Bug Control Program

A bed bug infestation can quickly reach an epidemic level if not treated in a professional way.  Ehrlich Technicians are trained to spot bed bug infestations at an early stage so that the problem can be dealt with quickly and discreetly before it becomes too big.

You can reduce the problems caused by bed bugs with the right protection program in place. We can help you to reduce the risks of a bed bug problem and deliver effective treatments if an infestation of bed bugs does occur. 

The chart below shows that it takes just 10-12 weeks before your bed bug infestation reaches the level at which guests will notice the problem.

Bed Bug Chart

Ehrlich has invested heavily in developing its bed bug control program. Working not only with our Technical Managers from around the globe but also with independent expert bed bug scientists we have defined an offer that combines proactive action against bed bugs with discreet, effective reactive treatments if needed.

Managing the Risk of Bed Bugs

Our proactive approach to bed bug control will help reduce the risks you face from an infestation of bed bugs. It is based on 3 key elements: risk assessment, training and proactive inspection for bed bugs:

  • Risk assessment
    We will carry out an in-depth survey of your property and operations to check for areas that may increase the risk of a bed bug infestation. We can also inspect a proportion of your rooms to add reassurance that you do not have a current infestation of bed bugs.
  • Training
    We will train your housekeeping and maintenance staff on how to spot the signs of a bed bug infestation and what to do if they see them. We will show them where bed bugs can be found so that they can inspect rooms on their own.
    We also offer training for your management teams on bed bugs and what to do if a guest complains of either seeing one or being bitten by bed bugs.
  • Proactive inspections for bed bugs
    At the heart of our approach to minimizing the risk you face is our program of inspections by trained and experienced Ehrlich Technicians. We use our proprietary technology to look for bed bugs in a selection of rooms on a regular basis. Our recommendation is to inspect all of your rooms at least once a year for bed bugs, although the exact details will be agreed with you.

Reacting Quickly to Bed Bugs

If you are unlucky enough to have an infestation of bed bugs we have developed effective reactive treatments that quickly and discreetly brings the problem under control and rapidly gets your business back on its feet. 

Download our Bed Bug Control Brochure for more information.

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