With the recent COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and more and more people becoming immunized every day, people are beginning to feel comfortable making plans for the future. After a year where much of the population stayed at home, it’s clear that people now have travel on their minds. As vaccine recipients and temperatures rise, people will begin venturing further, booking accommodations at hotels, inns, Airbnbs, and campsites.
Over the past year, your hospitality business most likely felt the effects of the pandemic. Having less traffic and potentially closing for some time may have led to pests taking up residence in your vacant rooms. Get ahead in 2021 with pest control for hotels and lodging from Modern Pest.
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Common Pests in the Hospitality Industry
While you have the same types of pests to worry about as residential homeowners, you also have a reputation to uphold. Additionally, many pests hitch rides on luggage, clothing, and animals (if you provide pet-friendly accommodations), making your business more susceptible to pests. This is why you must have a plan in place when it comes to pest management. Below are just a few of the bugs and rodents common in hotels and other forms of lodging.
No one wants to worry about bed bugs, and yet, it’s something that most travel-savvy guests will check for before getting into bed. Bed bugs are very small and like to hide in cracks, crevices, and corners around where people sleep. This area includes:
- Box springs
- Bed frames
- Furniture close to beds
In major infestations, they can also spread to the edges of walls, behind wall outlets, and around any molding. Bed bugs can get from place to place easily, traveling on clothing, shoes, backpacks, and luggage, making them an effective pest when it comes to infestation.
Cockroaches can be hiding in several places in your hotel room. Some of the most common areas include garbage areas, bathrooms, and closets where guests store their clothing and luggage. Cockroaches can also be lurking in places that aren’t immediately guest-facing but are just as concerning. If your hotel has a bar and restaurant, kitchens are a major attractor to this pest. Cockroaches are also likely to take up camp in your warm and humid laundry area.
Ticks and Mosquitos
If you own lodging in a wooded area, for example, a remote Airbnb or a campsite with cabins, mosquitos and ticks will probably be a pest you’ll have to take into consideration. Of course, when people choose to stay in these types of places, they come prepared. Even so, we offer an effective tick and mosquito solution so your guests can enjoy these natural areas with fewer nuisances and risks of tick and mosquito-borne illnesses. You can assure your guests that they’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor accommodations to the fullest, thanks to pest control for the area surrounding your Airbnb or campsite.
Rats and Mice
Rats and mice are some of the most common rodent pests in the hospitality industry. As mentioned above, the environments that result from these businesses are natural attractors to rodents. With food and warmth, it’s no wonder they’ll seek refuge in your kitchens, trash areas, and laundry rooms. They can also nimbly navigate through walls and HVAC vents, carrying harmful diseases with them. Because of this, monitoring rodent activity is something you’ll want to be actively doing in your hotel, motel, inn, or Airbnb. Modern also offers Anticimex SMART technology, an intelligent pest control system that provides environmentally friendly pest control 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Modern Solution for The Hospitality Industry
The certified commercial pest control professionals at Modern Pest can take care of your pest control needs, whether you own a large hotel or a small Airbnb in the woods. Contact Modern Pest today for a free ecocare and SMART technology site evaluation. Stay on top of any potential pest issues, and make sure you’re ready for travelers again in the future.