Bed Bugs Take to the Skies

March 2, 2016 | Posted In: Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs Take to the Skies

What’s worse than hearing an airplane is infested with Bed Bugs? Learning that the airline knew about it, but kept the plane in operation.

According to reports, this is what happened with a British Airways aircraft. It’s claimed that on a flight from the U.S. to London Heathrow, passengers were being bitten, which led to staff “closing” an entire row mid-flight. It’s also been reported that this same aircraft, without being treated for Bed Bugs, flew from London to Heathrow days later.

British Airways denies these reports, and says that the airplane did not fly again once the outbreak was discovered.

“Whenever any report of bed bugs is received, we launch a thorough investigation and, if appropriate, remove the aircraft from service and use specialist teams to treat it,” a spokesman for BA told Telegraph Travel.

“The presence of bed bugs is an issue faced occasionally by hotels and airlines all over the world. British Airways operates more than 280,000 flights every year, and reports of bed bugs onboard are extremely rare. Nevertheless, we are vigilant about the issue and continually monitor our aircraft.”

Are you surprised by this story? Unfortunately, you shouldn’t be. Airplanes, like hotels, are common places to find Bed Bugs.

If you have any questions or concerns related to Bed Begs, or if you think you may have them, contact a professional pest management company that specializes in Bed Bug control right away.