Your premises are immaculate and hygiene ratings five-star; but then you get an infestation of pests. Why?
Below are FIVE reasons why you might be at risk:
Whether you’re situated in a leafy suburb or at the heart of the city, pests are all around. This is particularly so if any building works are going on around you, as the pests have been displaced from their safe havens.
- Supply chain
Deliveries to your hotel or restaurant will likely happen every day, from various suppliers; how do you know they don’t come with any hidden extras? Moths, fruit flies, bed bugs, cockroaches and mice are some of the supplier stowaways seeking solace in your premises, so when you get any delivery be very vigilant about checking inside the boxes or packages you receive.
It would be rude to screen your guests for bed bugs or their pets for fleas, but how do you know they’re not bringing in any extra, unwelcome guests free of charge? What you can do is make your staff aware of what to look for and how to tackle any issues discreetly.
- Maintenance issues
Every building has its share of gaps and cracks. Keeping on top of any potential entry points into your premises will prevent any bugs coming in without you knowing. They can get into the smallest of spaces, so be sure to check every nook and cranny and fill in where you can.
- Lack of staff knowledge
The more eyes and ears on pest control matters, the better. You can’t be in all places at the same time, but it is likely that a large proportion of your hotel or restaurant is being used every day. From bedrooms and bathrooms to cellars and storerooms, ensure vigilance throughout.
Simple, small steps but well worth the effort.
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