In the hospitality industry, it is important to take a few steps to help ensure that no pest or rodent infestations develop. These infestations can and do happen before staff is even aware that the problem exists. Most often a guest is the first to notice an infestation. Here are the steps you should take in regard to hospitality pest prevention.
Hospitality Pest Prevention: Proper Training
Your hospitality staff should be trained on what they should look for in their respective areas. Kitchen workers should have a basic knowledge of cockroaches and rodents. Kitchen staff should also make sure to inspect incoming food orders from its suppliers. Housekeeping should be familiar with bedbugs, spiders, and ants. Housekeeping should inspect areas where pests would most likely be. These areas include beds, behind dressers and around windows and doors. Maintenance staff should check exterior flower beds for pests and rodent burrows.
Point of Contact
If pests are spotted, there needs to be a chain of command and protocol put into place. Staff members should have a person to contact when there are any reports of pest sightings. That staff member should have a good working relationship with a professional pest control representative. Remember, any pest sightings should be taken seriously. One (or a handful) of bugs can turn into an infestation rapidly!
Blocking and Sealing Any Entrance Point
As tempting as it might be, all entrance points need to be blocked and sealed appropriately. Doors should have door sweeps and should never be propped open. And you need to make sure all gaps and cracks around the exterior of the buildings are sealed and caulked. This is extremely important as even the smallest gap can let in these invasive intruders. It is also important to eliminate any excess moisture or standing water to prevent pest breeding of any kind.
Leave It to the Professionals
If a pest problem is noticed, call your pest control provider immediately. Do not attempt to treat the infestation yourself. This is dangerous, not to mention, illegal, and can make it more difficult for a professional to eliminate the problem.
Hospitality Pest Prevention with Boos Bug Stoppers
We know a pest infestation is the last thing you want to deal with. Our effective and affordable hospitality pest prevention will save you hours of work and frustration. Especially with a busy holiday season just around the corner.
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