Bed Bug Pest Guide
Learn about the lifecycle and habits of bed bugs
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Most commonly found bed bug species in the Philippines that readily bite humans are Cimex lectularius and Cimex hemipterus. Although bed bug infestations are at higher risk in public accommodations where people lounge, sleep or sit such as hotels and cinema, it not unusual to find them at your homes. This is because bed bugs can be brought home through your luggage, clothes, bags etc. and by carrying just 1 single surviving female bed bug home, it can spell disaster.
Luckily for you, we have loads of tips to help you identify signs of an infestation and how you can deter from bringing home any bed bugs from your travels. It is a traveller’s biggest fear: waking up in a hotel bed (or even your own bed!) with the telltale bites and droplets of blood on the sheets.
Whether they’re in your home or hotel, bed bugs are an unwanted (and terrifying) guest. All ‘beds’ are at risk, especially those accomodation places with a large number of international travellers, or if you’re a frequent traveller yourself.
Bed bug control is very challenging, and unlike treatment for other pest, because of its genetic resistance to pesticides. At Rentokil, we designed the 10-Days Bed Bug Program that could remove an infestation effectively. However, we urge you to do proactive check as early detection combined with our PEST approach helps to deter them from spreading to other parts of your building.