The problem with the bed bug has become so serious that legal pesticides just don’t get the job done. Bed bugs have become resistant to many of the so-called healthy pesticides, so nothing is being attempted by concerned hotel operators. All You Need To Know About Bed Bugs » Residence Style offers excellent info on this.
A New Jersey pest control company was fined last year for using a pesticide indoors that is not approved for indoor use.
Now the question a hotel operator wants to ask is not, do you have bed bugs, but are the methods of pest control that you use safe. Travelers thought the problem was bed bugs, and it turns out the potential antidote is worse than the poison.
What can you do, not much to make sure you’re not affected by improper use of pesticides? Asking the hotel about their methods of pest control will not get you very far. It is highly unlikely that any hotel would even know how their exterminator controls bed bugs or with what substances. And even though they knew they had a slim chance of telling you, no one would want to say anything when it comes to bed bugs and insecticides.
Why is there no legal requirement to post a notice to any hotel, restaurant, movie theatre etc. indicating that they are actually using any hazardous material to treat any issue of pest or mould.
Dangerous is the key term. It is considered healthy if a product is approved for human touch, then no need to alert anybody. It is then up to the company that applies the goods to meet the legal requirements relating to the particular chemical.
There are safe and efficient ways of handling an infestation of bed bugs, such as heat, that do not require the use of pesticides.
Here are a couple of tips you can use to minimise exposure to toxic substances if you are allergic to chemicals or pesticides.
Inspect the room first before you carry your luggage into every room and before checking for bed bugs, inspect the use of pesticides. Take a careful look at the baseboards, where the floor meets the wall, since the area around the bed is the most likely location for care. Similar to water spotting on glasses, you are searching for some powder material or liquid spray residue. Do not touch something and do not disrupt any powders that make them airborne or attempt to wash away the substances. For the insides of drawers, do the same. This will mean care if you find any residue, for exactly what you’ll never know, but at least you’ll know the room has been handled for something and now you can decide to stay or go.