Posts with the tag: "Bed Bugs"
Published: 1/13/12 5:27 pm
Updated: 1/13/12 7:50 pm
Victoria Fickle came to Hawaii 5 years ago, first hired by the state Health Department to help with our bed bug problem. Now, she's taking on over 1,000 cases a year with Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions.
The holidays are behind us, but that doesn’t mean that visitors to Hawaii have left for the season. The Christmas season is one of the busiest for Hawaii’s tourism industry, and many visitors to our beautiful state are still here, enjoying the warm weather and sunny days that December in Hawaii can bring. This is great for Hawaii’s economy, but the pest control professionals at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions can tell you that the visitors to Hawaii’s islands also bring bed bugs, and these pests can be really tough for the tourism industry to completely exterminate. Here we would like to offer you some bed bug prevention tips for your Hawaii hotel to make sure you don't lose money because of these annoying pests!
Have you ever gone on a hunt for a needle in a haystack? It’s extremely difficult, looking for a tiny needle in amongst thousands and thousands of straws of hay; it seems like an exercise in futility, and can be extremely frustrating. Looking for bed bugs and their eggs in a structure can be just as difficult, as these pests are tiny- about the size of an apple seed, and their eggs are even tinier. Manual searches by pest control professionals for these pests can be extremely time consuming, and are rarely very effective. They must take apart beds, pull up baseboards, get into the areas behind electrical outlets and inside upholstered furniture and electronic devices. In short, manual bed bug searches are long and tedious processes that can still sometimes not be 100% effective in finding all bed bugs. So in order to find a more effective bed bug inspection process, the professionals here at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions have turned to man’s best friend for a little bed bug reconnaissance.
Bed bugs are spreading across the country like wild fire, and Hawaii is no exception. There have been many sitings of these blood sucking parasites in all manner of facilities. Homes, apartment buildings, hotels and other commercial facilities all can have bed bugs at one time or another and it’s not a problem of having unsanitary conditions. These pests don’t care if you have a tiny rent controlled apartment or if you’ve rented the swankiest room in a 5 star hotel- they can live and go anywhere, and as long as they have a blood meal ready and waiting (meaning a human, lying fast asleep in a bed), these pests can survive.
Do you have bed bugs in your home or business? Here are a few signs you should look for when inspecting for bed bugs, and things you can do to prevent bringing them home when you travel.