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Pest Control for Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, and Guesthouses
Are you an owner or manager in the hospitality sector in Manchester, Stockport or Cheshire? If you are, you will no doubt be aware of the reputational risks that your business may struggle to recover from if health concerns are raised by guests or the Environmental Health Officer. Here, Manchester Pest Control outlines the areas of your business under threat from a variety of common pests, including but certainly not limited to mice, cockroaches, and bed bugs.
As we’ve mentioned elsewhere in our blogs, bed bugs are not a sign of a untidy property – but they’re certainly not something that paying guests will welcome if they wake up covered in bites. Ironically, bed bugs are likely to be brought into your hotel by guests themselves! This is due to the constant turnover of visitors passing through from all manner of locations, and bed bugs taking the opportunity to hitch a ride in their suitcases and other belongings.
Bed bugs do not limit their activity to beds alone, and can be found in carpets and other furnishings. The females lay large numbers of eggs which hatch within a very short timeframe, and the growing number of bed bugs can rapidly spread from a single guest room into the corridors and rooms beyond, leading to a full-scale infestation. Manchester Pest Control will of course handle such matters – big or small – discretely, and we can also offer advice to you and your staff that will help identify a bed bug problem in its earliest stages.
Food preparation and serving
With the kitchens working overtime to cater to your guests, it can sometimes be possible for staff to overlook certain precautionary measures that would prevent or discourage pests. Instead, in the hub of activity, doors and windows might be frequently left open, food waste is not properly tidied up or disposed of, and work surfaces and floors may be given only a cursory clean. Is all food stored in air-tight containers and do staff clean down the back of or between units if there are spillages?
Clearly, you should have a policy in place that all staff are aware of and are expected to abide by, and they should be made aware of the implications if they don’t follow the policy to the letter. Kitchens are at risk from rats and mice, which also bring with them various parasites and diseases that can make people very ill. The same applies to insects such as cockroaches and flies. And if staff think it’s acceptable to take the risk, tell them to picture the consequences the moment any of these pests are seen by a visitor to your hotel!
At the first sign of any rodent or insect activity in your kitchen or restaurant, give Manchester Pest Control a call and we’ll be right round to deal with it. Even if only one mouse or cockroach is spotted, there could be many more hiding out of sight, and we have the tools and the knowledge that will ensure these are targeted and do not pose a future problem for you.
Access all areas
It is not just the areas where guests dine and sleep that need to be kept free of unwanted visitors. The structure and grounds of your hotel should also be checked regularly and kept in good shape in order to deter pests from getting in. Above ground level, there is the risk of birds, squirrels and flying insects accessing roof space if your roof is not in the best shape from cumulative wear-and-tear or storm damage. Once in, squirrels can eat their way through vital beams and wiring (even sparking electrical fires!), and a dead pigeon in a water tank is a sure-fire way of polluting the hotel’s water supply.
Manchester Pest Control can help to rid you of any pigeons or grey squirrels in your hotel’s roof space, although please note that if you find red squirrels or bats, these are protected species and you should familiarise yourself with UK law where these are concerned. We can also deal with or put in place preventative measures for rats, mice, ants and wasps in your garden as well as installing bird and squirrel-proof mesh, pigeon spiking (not harmful, but a good deterrent) and offering advice to help you and your staff more readily identify risks sooner.
Working with your local pest control experts
Please feel welcome to call Manchester Pest Control today, even if you have no visible evidence of a pest problem – it’s better to run a routine check every now and then to be on the safe side, and we’re best placed to do this as we know the kind of things to look out for that other people might miss. We offer a reasonable rate for this, and for our pest proofing services.
Together, working in partnership with hotels, bed & breakfasts, and guesthouses, Manchester Pest Control can help to significantly reduce the risks of pest infestation and damage to reputation. This service covers the whole of Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire.
We do not use sign written vehicles and will be discreet at all times when dealing with your pest problem. All pest control work is guaranteed, Treatments are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week including bank holidays. We will also advise on any pest proofing issues and how to avoid pest problems in the future. We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose! We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose!
Hotels, B & B, and Guesthouses Pest Control Services
People and companies think they can treat the pest problem themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing products from DIY outlets with a poor percentage of insecticide. This may prove to be an expensive waste of time and money. Hotels, B & B, and Guesthouses Hotels, B & B, and Guesthouses & Pest Control provides an effective solution to your pest control problem with advice to prevent any infestation recurring.
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People and companies think they can treat the pest problem themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing products from DIY outlets with a poor percentage of insecticide. This may prove to be an expensive waste of time and money. Manchester Pest Control provides an effective solution to your pest control problem with advice to prevent any infestation recurring.
Manchester Pest covers Greater Manchester and Cheshire.