Pest Control in Hotels and Hospitality Industry

The importance of pest control within the hotels and hospitalities industry cannot be understated. Any pest infestation can have a serious impact on the reputation of a hotel. With the prevalence of social media and review websites, news regarding an infestation can put potential guests off staying. Hotels and buildings used in the hospitality industry are particularly susceptible to pest infestation, as they are buildings which experience a high volume of people traffic. People can not only encourage pests through litter and waste but may also bring pests with them in suitcases.

A particularly significant problem within hotels are bed bugs, which can be easily brought in to a hotel with guests. A good night’s sleep is a priority for hotels and people experiencing the nuisance of bed bugs can have a massively negative impact on the hotel’s reputation.

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Inside the hotel bedroom
Outside the rooms of the hotels

There are of course many other areas of a hotel or hospitality building that have the potential for pest infestation. These include basements and car parks, storage rooms, bin chutes or rubbish and recycling centres. It’s therefore important to implement an Integrated Pest Management solution using a company like Killem, which will ensure that you not only have preventative measures in place but also carry out best practices to negate the potential for issues in the first place.

Potential issues with pests can also be prevalent within swimming pools and gardens, which are a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes have the potential to cause severe illnesses to guests, which would harm a hotel’s reputation further. The hospitality industry also relies on food and catering to their guests. It’s therefore vitally important to ensure that kitchens carry out best practice and maintain good hygiene. There should be a stringent system in place to avoid problems with rodents, ants, cockroaches and flies. Please contact Killem today, to help prevent damage to your reputation!