During the fall and winter months, pests become a bigger issue for hotels. With an increased amount of guests traveling and staying in hotels, you want to make sure they feel welcome and safe.
So, what kind of pests should your employees keep an eye out for in your hotel?
Bed Bugs: A general manager’s nightmare. These bugs can easily destroy a hotel’s reputation and cost a hotel a lot of money treating the problem, replacing mattresses, carpet, furniture, etc. The best step for bed bug prevention is to train your housekeeping staff – who see the rooms on a daily basis. Showing them the signs of a bed bug infestation, including where to look, common breeding areas in a hotel room and signs they are present is a step in the right direction to preventing bed bugs.
Rodents: As the months get colder, rodents tend to come inside a lot more frequently to find warmth and a more reliable source of food. Some mice can get through cracks and holes the size of a dime. On top of scaring your guests and causing unnecessary terror, mice and rats can carry diseases that they leave behind in their droppings and urine.
Rodents can also be destructive, gnawing and potentially causing damage to structures, equipment, electrical wiring and furniture which can lead to costly repairs at your hotel.
Cockroaches: In the colder months, it typically gets more dry – so roaches come inside for warmth, food and access to moisture. Since they live in the dark and really only come out at night, it might be harder to detect you have an infestation in your hotel. Often times if you spot one, there is a pretty good chance there are more nearby. They can get into your hotel by normal means, as well as through shipments and deliveries.
If you have any of these issues, feel free to contact us to help you get rid of your pests.