Using dogs to sniff out bed bugs (see our Jan. 30 post) is a fine idea, though I’m not sure a 3-month patrol is going to get the job done. Bed bugs travel on people, suitcases, clothing, furniture — practically anything. It takes just one unwitting bed-bug carrying guest to infect a hotel room. There’s no 3-month incubation period; the little buggers will be snacking away on the new tenant the next night.
What I found disturbing was the hotelier’s comment that when the dogs sniff out bed bugs (and, believe me, there’s never just one; these guys put rabbits to shame), they fumigate the room. Here’s the problem:
- The room is unusable until the pesticide dissipates.
- You risk exposing hotel guests to pesticide residue.
- Pesticide treatments must be repeated to kill all bed bugs and hatching eggs.
- Some bed bugs have become resistant to commonly used commercial pesticides.
Specialized pesticides are the most widely used method of exterminating bed bugs; and, until now, have been the only reliable option. But now there is a more effective option: Cryonite. Cryonite has particular advantages for the hospitality industry:
- Cryonite is pesticide-free and leaves no poisonous residue so hotel rooms can be back in circulation right after treatment.
- Unlike pesticides, Cryonite presents no health hazard to your guests. It’s safe for even your most sensitive guests and is recommended for use in day care centers, hospitals and nursing homes, as well as the hospitality industry.
- Cryonite kills bed bugs in all stages of development: adults, larva and eggs. Using a dry carbon dioxide snow, bugs are instantly immobilized so they can’t hide or escape and quickly die.
- Cryonite kills even pesticide-resistant bed bugs and other insects, like hard to kill German cockroaches.
The bottom line is that Cryonite is the most effective bed bug eradication system available. It’s healthier for your guests, and it gets your rooms back in circulation faster — making it healthier for your bottom line! Stern is one of an elite number of pest control companies able to offer Cryonite. Contact us today to find out more about Cryonite.