What to do if You Spot Pests in Your Hotel or Restaurant

Hospitality is one industry that unfortunately sees its fair share of pests and we’re not talking about the guests! As high traffic businesses that have people from all over the country coming through the doors and larger commercial kitchens that attract pests, infestations can happen quickly. If your restaurant or hotel becomes infested, you must act quickly and get professional help.

Here are the steps you should take if you spot a pest in your business.

Call a pest control company

Rats and mice are attracted to restaurants and hotels because they offer a source of food and a warm place to stay. Furthermore, bed bugs are another common infestation and one that can spread quickly if you do not follow good hygiene standards. As soon as you spot the signs of an infestation, such as droppings or actual sightings, call a professional team who will assess the situation and find the best removal method. Trying to deal with the problem yourself could escalate the situation if the root cause is not dealt with immediately.

Close temporarily

Not only is it dangerous to continue having customers and guests in your business while it’s infested but ignoring health and safety standards could get you shut down! While the pests are being dealt with, follow the advice given to you by the pest experts, whether that’s shutting down your whole business temporarily or closing off a particular area. That way, everyone can stay safe.

Have preventative measures in place

Once the infestation has been dealt with, it’s time to put preventative measures in place. Pests carry a whole range of diseases and the last thing you want is your guests to get ill because you aren’t taking care of your establishment. For example, make sure you are thoroughly cleaning your hotel rooms between guests, including changing the bedding and towels, keeping your kitchen well organised so that pests cannot easily access food and conducting regular inspections.

At Copley Pest Solutions UK, we’re available for both commercial and domestic pest control. If you’ve spotted signs of an infestation in your business, our team will get straight to work and find a quick solution to your problem. For over 10 years we’ve been operating across Yorkshire and North West England so we know a thing or two about how to eradicate pests! Hire a reliable team that won’t let you down today. Get in touch with us or an instant quote or more information.