Pest Control in the Hospitality Industry: It’s About the Guests
It’s not surprising that pest control would be essential to the success of hotels and other lodging establishments. Pests native to the local area need to be kept in check, as do any that might enter the premises via guests’ luggage and other means. Controlling pests such as insects, rodents, and other unwanted “visitors” presents quite a challenge to the hospitality industry. Viking Pest Control is here to help your hospitality facility remain pest free.
Commercial pest professionals, like Viking Pest Control, play a significant role in the hospitality industry’s success at satisfying guests and encouraging them to return. Lodging staff, in turn, are critical to our success—especially since they’re the ones who first notice unwanted pests and must manage these situations calmly and quietly until your local extermination experts arrive.
Let’s find out what pest control in a lodging establishment entails by focusing on the types of pests commonly seen and the places they tend to be found.
Types of Pests Common to Indoor Parts of Lodging Establishments
It’s probably harder for guests to find their way around a hotel than for insects, rodents, and other pests. That’s why at Viking Pest Control we cast a wide net when it comes to hospitality pest control. Below are some pests that our team of local extermination experts will focus on when implementing your hospitality facility’s pest management program.
It probably won’t surprise you to hear that bed bugs have become a widespread and intractable problem for hotels and motels. These biting creatures have quickly come to be the biggest reputation-buster for establishments ranging from small roadside motels to luxury metropolitan hotels.
The local bed bug professionals at Viking Pest Control initiate preventive measures for bed bugs, such as routine spraying to help proactively protect your facility from bed bugs.
When it comes to a hospitality establishment’s reputation, cockroaches are second only to bed bugs. Cockroaches don’t bite, but they can carry some dangerous germs and provoke allergies. Plus, their presence is often a bad representation of your brand to any guest that may come across these unsightly pests.
Cockroaches are drawn to moist places, to help prevent this pest the local professionals at Viking Pest recommend housekeeping personnel clean guest bathrooms thoroughly and check for dripping faucets or leaky pipes.
Just as flies can ruin a picnic, so too can they ruin an otherwise excellent hotel stay. It is a risk to the business’s health code standards and reputation if flies are present in your facility’s kitchen, dining area, or anywhere else food products are frequently present. Controlling flies can be a challenge, but it’s necessary for your facility to focus on meeting the highest of standards when it comes to fly control. With an ongoing pest management plan from the professionals at Viking Pest Control, you can be assured that your facility is protected from flies.
Some ants bite or sting, but most species are mainly an annoyance to hotel staff and guests alike. Similar to bees and wasps, ants live in highly structured and productive colonies. To effectively resolve an ant problem, our team is trained in ant control methods to eradicate the queen as well as the colony. As long as the queen remains, the colony will keep returning. In places of lodging, where there are many places for ant colonies to form, we need to be vigilant and maintain continuous control to ensure no reoccurrence.
Rodents—specifically rats and mice—are pests that you, your guests, and employees will not want to see anywhere in, or around, your facility. Rodents will go anywhere and do anything to find food, including eating their way through cardboard, even plastic containers. Like insects, rodents also transmit bacterial and viral infections. Viking Pest Control offers the uniquely suited SMART rodent control to monitor rodent activity 24/7 giving you the peace of mind you deserve when it comes to rodent control. SMART rodent control is the 100% non-toxic, 100% digital, and 100% hassle-free solution to your rodent control needs