The problem with bed bug has become so bad that lawful pesticides just don’t get the job done. Bed bugs have become immune to many of the so-called safe pesticides, so hotel operators are trying anything now that is worried. Click The Bed Bug Inspectors.
A pest control company in New Jersey was fined last year for using a pesticide that was not licensed for indoor use, indoors.
Now, the question you need to ask a hotel operator is not, do you have bed bugs, but, are the methods you use to control pests that are safe. Travelers thought the problem was bed bugs, it turns out the potential cure is worse than poison.
What can you do to make sure the illegal use of pesticides doesn’t harm you, not much. Asking the hotel about their methods of managing pest does not get you very far. It is highly unlikely that any hotel would even know how their exterminator kills bed bugs, or with what substances. And, even if they knew the chances of telling you to be slim, when it comes to bed bugs and insecticides, no-one wants to admit anything.
Why is there no legal obligation for any hotel , restaurant, movie theater etc. to post a notification stating that they are currently using any dangerous substance to treat any problem with pests or molds.
Perilous is the key term. If a product is approved for human contact then it is deemed secure, so no alert is needed. It is then up to the company which applies the products to meet the relevant chemical legal guidelines.
There are safe and effective methods of treating infestation of a bed bug, such as heat, which do not involve the use of pesticides.
If you are prone to chemicals or pesticides, a few tips you can use to minimize exposure to harmful substances are given here.
Inspect the room first and before checking for bed bugs, inspect for pesticide use before you bring your luggage into any room. Take a good look at the baseboards, where the floor meets the wall, as the space around the bed is the most likely location for care. You are searching for some powder material or traces of liquid spray, close to water spotting on glass. Do not touch anything, and do not disturb any powders that cause them to become airborne or attempt to wipe away the substances. Do the same for drawer’s inside. If you notice some evidence, that will mean medication, you’ll never know for exactly what, but at least you’ll know the room has been handled for something and now you can make the decision to stay or go.
Use a wet washcloth to wipe off any surface that you may come across. Do not attempt to clean the floor or baseboards, this can do more damage than good, just clean off hard surface areas such as a desk or luggage rack.
Use a travel sheet or sleeping bag so there is minimal contact with the bedding.
Open the windows and have the room air out.