South Florida is known for being all things trendy – music, hotels, fashion, architecture, and celebrities. So, the trendy, luxurious niche hotels that make up the popular vacation spots here are trendy in pest control, as well.
Being a destination that’s always a hot spot for tourists looking for the best of everything, the hotels in South Florida have taken a step forward by treating their facilities proactively for bed bugs rather than ever have a bed bug problem.
You could say the hotels are being trendy because they’re using a green bio-insecticide called EcoRaider. For hotels, it’s the top performing natural product and it kills 100 percent of bed bugs on contact, but more importantly it can also be used as a residual for hotels.
Bed bugs can hurt hotels in two ways – bad reputation issues via social media posts and the loss of revenue when the affected room(s) is taken out of commission to be treated with a synthetic pesticide. By using EcoRaider, South Florida’s most trendy hotels are now preventing bed bugs from ever becoming an issue.
One trendy boutique hotel has been using it proactively with incredible results.
“We decided we wanted to use EcoRaider as a preventative measure so we regularly spray it throughout the rooms and property and it’s been our way to prevent having a bed bug outbreak,” said Brian, the General Manager of a well-known South Florida hotel.
According to Brian, anytime a hotel deals with pest control it limits the exposure its Pest Management Professional (PMP) has with its guests for fear of negative concern. However, almost every hotel in the country regularly works with PMPs to be proactive about their approach to pest control.
But being able to use EcoRaider is a game-changer in a few ways: not only can hotel staff use the product themselves because it is not EPA labeled as a natural, green product, but it allows hotel administrators to continue renting out rooms in a very popular district.
“With other processes and chemicals, they require you to close a room for a number of days after treating for bed bugs so it would definitely be a negative and have a negative impact on our revenue,” said Brian. “With EcoRaider we don’t have to take the room and close it down for a few days.”
EcoRaider is a highly efficacious botanical-based bio-insecticide that can be applied anywhere bed bugs or ants are found without restriction. It carries no signal words or cautions and has no label restrictions or precautions on usage.
Because EcoRaider is a green product, it is an ideal fit for sensitive accounts and environments where low-impact methods are advised. These include college dorms, senior-living facilities, managed-care and assisted-living housing, schools, health-care facilities, public housing, multi-family, and hotels.