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Pest Control Tips for Hotels

As a hotel owner or manager, you know that guest experience is everything. Your repeat business and your online reviews depend on it. So what is one area that you might wish to improve upon that greatly effects guest experience? Pest control!

We know pests are not as fun to think about as things like guest amenities or new menu items. But a pest issue will quickly ruin your guests’ experience. So what can you do to improve your hotel’s pest control plan? As commercial pest control experts, we’d like to share a few ideas with you:

  1. Keep rodents out with rodent exclusion. This process involves inspecting the exterior of your hotel for vulnerabilities where rodents could enter and sealing off these areas to keep rodents out.
  2. Properly store pest attractants. For hotels, a huge pest attractant is food. All of your kitchen ingredients should be stored in containers. Your trash should be taken out regularly. Your dumpsters should be kept closed at all times. The goal here is to avoid inviting unwanted guests.
  3. Have a bed bug plan. We know bed bugs are a naughty word in the hotel world, but we also know they are a reality. If you suspect a bed bug issue in your hotel, it is very important to call in a trusted bed bug exterminator to resolve the issue and then to prevent a reoccurrence.
  4. Don’t forget the grounds. Change bird baths often and inspect pool covers to avoid standing water that mosquitoes could lay eggs in. If you have nearby woods, consider a tick treatment. Keep an eye out for stinging insect activity in the warmer months.
  5. Develop a complete pest control plan. This is our ultimate suggestion. We highly recommend utilizing a commercial pest control company that will inspect your property and design a year-round pest control plan that is customized to your hotel. Prevention is the key!

If you would like to discuss pest control for your hotel, contact us to schedule a free inspection. We offer commercial pest control for the greater Capital District area including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.