When guests check into a hotel, they are looking for a carefree, easy going getaway. Hotels are a refuge and break from regular schedules and routines. Nothing will ruin the moment like a pest infested hotel room. Nothing will bring down a hotel’s ratings like pest infestations either. Stewart Termite & Pest Control is here to talk about some of the challenges hotels face when trying to stay pest free.
Hotel Responsibility for Bed Bugs
If you are in the hotel business, you know exactly how damaging a bed bug infestation can be to your brand. The dark mark left behind a bed bug infestation isn’t an easy one to get rid of. Bed bugs are on the rise and continue to be a big problem in the hospitality industry. Bed bug infestations will result in loss of business as well as future business. It is imperative that hotels are inspected by professionals often and have an integrated pest control program in place to avoid this damaging pest. This plan may include bed encasements, and the proper training for your staff to help them in detecting signs of a bed bug problem.
Ant Infestations in Hotels
Ants are a pest that are incredibly difficult to get rid of at times. Sometimes, when business owners attempt to get rid of an ant problem on their own, it only ends up making the problem worse. Ants can contaminate food as well as pose a risk to guests if they are an ant species that bite. An exterior and interior pest management plan should be put in place to keep ants out of your hotel. An ant infestation gives your guests the wrong message about the cleanliness of your facility.
Effect of Cockroaches Found in Hotel
Cockroaches can gross even the most daring person out. They have such a strong reputation for being disgusting that it is hard to see past that when you find one in your hotel room after checking in. Cockroaches are a common problem in hotels and shouldn’t be ignored. Where you see one cockroach, there are most definitely more. Proper sanitation practices as well as repairing any leaks that create a water source for this pest are great ways to avoid infestation. If you do have a cockroach problem, it needs to be dealt with quickly before the problem gets out of control. If a cockroach is spotted during daylight hours, there is a good chance you have an infestation problem.
Pest Management Services
Keeping your hotel pest free is a big priority for those in the hospitality business. This is why it is so important to have an integrated pest management plan in place to have routine inspections and a record of any pest activity so those areas can be a focus during treatment. Stewart Termite & Pest Control offers integrated pest solutions that can be customized to fit the specific needs of your facility and create a pest free environment for your guests. Call us today!