Bed bugs are not limited to beds. They are able to spread and feed almost anywhere there are people, and while they prefer to target those that are sleeping, they are more than willing to attack those that are awake if they get hungry enough.
Because bed bugs hitchhike from location to location, movie theatres are especially at risk. The high frequency of traffic, combined with multiple hiding spaces and ample supply of people (both sleeping and awake) means that bedbugs can thrive in theatres if left untreated. If you operate a theatre and are concerned about bedbugs, contact BC Bug today at (604)239-1549.
Signs of Bedbugs in a Theatre
If you manage a theatre, it is important to keep an eye out for bedbugs. These pests are able to hide in the smallest of spaces, and because movie theatres are so large with so many seats, they have ample space to find a place to sit in secret.
Luckily, there are some signs that bedbugs may be present. These include:
- Suspicious Stains – Bed bugs are very small, making it harder to find them. However, they can leave more obvious clues behind them, like reddish brown or black fecal spots, blood spots, or shed skins. These can be found on or around the seats, especially underneath them or in the corners and seams.
- Unexplained Bites – Pay attention to any complaints about unexplained bites by staff or guests and take them seriously the instant you hear about them. Remember that bed bug bites are often mistaken for mosquito bites since mosquitoes are very common. Multiple unexplained bites is further a sign of bed bugs, although a single bite is also possible.
- Musty Smell – Bed bugs give off an unpleasant smell that can be noticeable if there is a larger number of them. It has been described as musty and faintly sweet, like wet clothes, moldy shoes, and old almonds or berries. If you smell something like this near any chair or in any room, contact a bed bug specialist in Vancouver immediately.
It is important to stay vigilant, as bed bugs can both spread quickly and potentially lead to negative reviews and backlash that prevents movie goers from coming back.
Bed Bug Prevention and Treatment with BC Bug
BC Bug is a Vancouver bed bug control specialist with years of experience in both the commercial and residential space. We have monthly inspection plans and multiple treatment options – including pesticides, heat treatment, K9, and more – and we know exactly the approach to use to find and eliminate movie theatre bedbugs.
For more information, or to get started, call us at (604)239-1549 and we will make sure that we eliminate your bed bug issue as soon as possible.