Getting Rid of Unwanted Guests in Your Hotel
When we go abroad or to Skegness for a trip to the seaside for some well-deserved sun, sea and relaxation, the last thing you want is to find out you’ve bought some critters home. So, to all those hotel owners out there, it’s important that you get rid of pests or you’ll be left with a building full of unhappy guests.
The biggest pest invasion that a hotel has to deal with is definitely the bed bug. Unfortunately, it is difficult to limit the number of bed bugs that will invade your hotel. Why? Because other guests bring them in. Like a disease, a host will carry them and then they’ll find a comfy place (your hotel bed) and breed.
If you want to know whether you’ve got bed bugs in your establishment there are a number of tell-tale signs. The first one would be guests complaining of bites, you’ll need to inspect that room thoroughly – any sign of small dark patches (can be droppings) and rusty or red spots (blood from squashed bugs)
If you want to find some pests hiding in your rooms, we recommend looking:
- Behind skirting boards
- Between floorboards
- Behind cabinets and cupboards
- On the sheets/under pillows
- Under carpets
Flies are also insects that are attracted to hotels, they are attracted by rotting food, faeces and dead animals. These things make flies carriers of many different diseases and can be dangerous to the health and safety of the restaurant.
Salmonella and E. coli are common diseases that can be passed on by flies. Not only can this ruin the reputation of the hotel, but it could potentially get the establishment shut down due to food hygiene risks.
Flies are commonly attracted by dirt and grime:
- Food prep areas are important to clean and not keep dirty
- Making sure food supplied are packaged and sealed is essential
- Clear away all rubbish as promptly as possible
- Keep drains free of organic matter
Checking Out Those Pests
Preventing pests is as easy as putting some investment in the staff members because they are more likely to enforce the rules thanks to additional training on how to make an environment as pest free as possible.
Although these are just two of the hundreds of pests that could be getting in your hotel, if you think you have an infestation of any kind, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Or for more information on our commercial pest control contracts, click here.