Commercial pest control is important in maintaining a pest free hotel. It’s a prevalent misconception that these pests invade hotels due to a lack of general cleanliness. Common hotel pests are drawn to environments containing large amounts of people, where levels of turnover are consistent. Pest management programs allow hotels to stay pest free for low and high travel seasons! In seeking to protect and maintain an excellent reputation for your establishment, commercial pest control is extremely valuable.
It’s crucial for hotel managers to implement a plan of commercial pest control that is both safe and suitable to their establishment. However, educating employees should take priority as employees are more likely to first identify signs of pest infestation. Learning to identify pests, how they breed, and indicative spotting of sheets and curtains should be explained. When employees are able to identify these signs, there’s a high chance of successful termination. Whether it’s bedbugs, cockroaches, or termite inspections, there is a discrete and efficient way to eliminate these pests within a reasonable time period.
There are a few pests that are more common to hotels than others. Roaches, mice, and termites have become a challenging issue for hotel management. The hospitality industry, as of 2011, has also seen a major upsurge in bedbugs. Roaches and mice are typically easy to eliminate through discreet processes, however termite or bedbug infestation may required more advanced methods of termination. Termites and bedbugs will typically remain hidden during the day, although bedbugs will often come out at pre-dawn hours. Travelers will often be unaware of them unless they keep late hours. Roaches and mice, however, are less conspicuous. Where there’s food, they’re often found when the apparent threat of human presence seems low. This rarely stops an occasional spotting or two.
How does pest control work? After the pest or signs of pests are identified, pest control professionals will assist to implement a plan of extermination. If signs of pests are indicated, pest control can conduct a thorough inspection for the specific type of pest. Cockroach, bedbug, and termite inspections are usually low profile and easy to conduct so few travellers will suspect there may be a pest issue. An effective pest control plan will not only eliminate the pests, but implement a post-elimination monitoring plan that watches for signs of returning pests for the period of time it would take for the eliminated pest’s eggs to hatch.