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Common Hotel Pest Problems & How to Deal with Them

In summertime, the tourism industry booms. Children are out of school, parents take more time off work to plan family vacations, and the nice weather encourages people to get out and see the world. If you own or manage a hotel, motel, or any other place where people can stay overnight, summer is your busy season.

However, in order to stay busy, your hotel must meet certain standards, one of which is being clean and pest free. Nothing will hurt your bottom line quite like a guest spotting a cockroach, or, perhaps worse, waking up with bed bug bites all over. Soon, one negative review posted online will turn potential guests away and you’ll be left with a near empty building instead of one full of guests enjoying their stays.

For this reason, proper pest control and prevention is extremely important. At Hopper Termite & Pest, our Springdale, AR pest control technicians have put together a list of common pests that plague hotels as well as ways to prevent or get rid of them.

Bed Bugs

Although many people believe that bed bugs are only drawn to places that are dirty, this, unfortunately, is not true. Regardless of how well your cleaning staff tidies each room and the premises of your hotel, bed bugs can still pose a serious threat. In fact, you may face legal liability if any of your guests wake up with bites.

Your employees should be regularly checking beds, furniture, and their surrounding areas for bed bugs. Because we’ve received special training with regards to detecting bed bugs and their hiding spots, we recommend calling us for routine inspections, especially right before your busy season. Depending on what we find during our inspections, we’ll devise a customized plan that states how often we’ll return for routine inspections, prevention, and which member of your staff will be a point person to communicate any special concerns or needs as they arise.

Rodents

Anywhere there’s food, people, and warmth, chances are rodents aren’t too far away. These pests carry quite a large threat because they can carry disease and cause extensive property damage. For example, rats and mice take shelter in the walls and they can chew through any electrical cords which can cause serious fire hazards.

Our rodent control experts can help by setting up traps, blocking any possible entry points, and working with you to ensure that any trash and food scraps are disposed of in such a way that it won’t attract hungry pests in search of food.

Cockroaches

Nobody wants to see a cockroach, even us. However, if there’s an infestation in a hotel, it can be more difficult to get rid of them without professional intervention because guests tend to retreat to their rooms and eat room service in bed. This means there are a myriad of places for roaches to hide and breed.

In order to ensure your facility meets health and safety codes, you need to ensure you don’t have a roach problem. We can help by performing a thorough inspection, setting up traps, and discussing ways to limit access to any potential food sources.

Call the Best to Get Rid of the Pests

At Hopper Termite & Pest, we’ve been assisting commercial facilities with pest control services for over 55 years. There’s no job too big or complicated for our team of Springdale, AR commercial pest control technicians to handle.

Get in touch with us by calling (479) 332-3745 or sending us a message online.

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