Hospitality Industry Pest Control
Pest Control Sunshine Coast

Pest Control for the Hospitality Industry - Sunshine Coast

Whether you have been in the business for many years or just have started, you know that pests are a constant threat to hotels and resorts. Not only are pests are attracted to the food and shelter that can be found in hotels, but many guests also unknowingly bring pests into hotels in their luggage. 

Whether they crawl inside through cracks or fly through open doors and windows, a wide variety of pests can cause a lot of damage to the hospitality industry. Some of them can cause structural damage, while others can contaminate the food products, leave droppings, body parts, fur or feathers and also carry dangerous viruses or bacteria. Even if a hotel has a bug that is totally harmless, the guests will be totally disgusted and could leave negative reviews that have the potential to severely damage the reputation of the hotel.

The laws and regulations are strict, and pests are not accepted in hotels, especially if the facility also includes a restaurant. Fines are huge and can also lead to the shutdown of the business. So precaution measures should be taken, housekeeping and maintenance teams should be provided training to notice signs of pests early, and existing pests should be removed immediately by a professional.

Rodents, birds and other pests can easily spread from one building to another, so you should also have a good relationship with your neighbours and tackle the pest issues together. Old buildings can also be a problem as they have more cracks, gaps and other structural issues that allow pests to easily get inside. A good pest control company such as Safeguard Pest Control will inform you about any structural concerns so you can address these issues and  prevent future infestations.

The Most Common Pests Found in Hospitality

Rodents – mice and rats are an issue in most countries of the world and many industries. They multiply very fast and can destroy and contaminate food, can chew on wires and other items in the hotel, can make a lot of mess but also transmit a lot of dangerous diseases.

Bed Bugs – these are very common in lots of hotels and hospitality facilities and even a single bug noticed by a visitor can hurt the reputation of the venue.  Not only are they are unpleasant to see, but they also feed on the blood of humans and animals. The female bed bug can lay hundreds of tiny eggs over her lifetime, meaning these nasty insects can multiply very fast, and quickly invade your hotel. Luckily bed bugs don’t transmit diseases, yet they still need to be taken care of as soon as possible.

Spiders – even though most species do not bite humans or transmit diseases, they are still very unpleasant to see and many people have a fear of these creatures. They usually lurk in corners and hidden places and create their webs, and that’s why it is very important for cleaning staff to always clean every nook and cranny in a hotel room.

Cockroaches – Not only they are disgusting to see, but they are also destructive, resilient and can cause health issues. They are usually associated with filth and clutter, and can spread rapidly. Most species have a bad odour, while others even produce sound. They prefer to feed on sweets, starches, greasy foods and meat, but they can also consume books, paper, wallpaper paste and more. While they do not bite humans directly, they can spread 33 types of bacteria, including the dangerous Salmonella and E. coli. Their droppings and shed skins can create asthma and allergy symptoms in children.

Flies – they are annoying insects that buzz around, and can make people and pets uncomfortable. They are also a serious threat to public health because of the diseases they can carry. They do not bite or sting people directly, but they are known to spread more than 200 pathogens and parasites to humans. They usually feed on trash cans, decaying flesh, rotting food and manure, and that’s where they pick up all the nasty parasites from. There are thousands of species out there, and many of them can be found in hospitality facilities. They can multiply very fast, that’s why it is important to prevent them before the problem becomes unmanageable.

Moths (and other night insects) – they may seem like harmless insects that do not bite people or transmit any diseases, but they can become very annoying and destructive if they get in contact with people’s clothes and outdoor fruits and tree leaves. No hotel owner would like the guests to post negative reviews stating that they brought home a moth infestation from the hotel.

Termites – even though they are so tiny and harmless to people, they can cause a lot of structural and economic damage. They multiple very fast, and if left untreated they can create huge colonies with millions of insects. They can destroy furniture, door and window frames, walls and ceilings, electric wires, important documents, roof tiles and even the foundation of your hotel. The estimated economic damage caused by termites is around $336 billion per year worldwide. In Australia alone, the damage is estimated to more than 100 million dollars.

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So if you want to avoid substantial fines, to not risk getting your business shut down or your employees and customers sick, call us right away! Whether you have issues with mites, rodents, lice, crickets, weevils, earwigs, wasps, moths, bees, termites, lawn grubs, geckos, fleas, mosquitoes, flies, bed bugs, silverfish, pantry pests, beetles or ticks, we are here to help!

Book your Safeguard treatment now by calling 07 5477 6675 or emailing info@safeguardpestcontrol.com.au and allow us to protect your business against these dangerous and annoying pests.

Popular Questions

Do you spray in kitchens and around food?

Yes we spray in kitchens and around food however we recommend your food to be properly sealed and stored while our treatment is carried out, We use only the best and safest chemical that have low toxicity to humans. Book today call (07) 5477 6675 or email us.

How often should I get a pest control treatment done?

You should get a pest control treatment done at least every 6 to 12 months, our work comes with a 12-month warranty (Terms and conditions apply) We will notify you after 12 months so you can be sure you’re protected all year round. Call us on (07) 5477 6675 to book your Pest control treatment today.

Do we have to vacate the property while you spray?

Our chemicals are safe for you and your family to be around during the treatment. You don’t have to vacate the property while the service is being done. call (07) 5477 6675 to talk with Safeguard Pest Control about any concerns you might have!

Will wet weather affect the treatment?

Some treatments will be postponed, most pest control treatments usually are not affected as properties have eaves and guttering that overhang the exterior walls. Call (07) 5477 6675 or email us to organise your pest control treatment today!

Do you spray inside the house or just outside?

An Internal and external spray will usually be conducted unless a different treatment plan is discussed. For more information check out our Residential Pest control page or Contact us or call (07) 5477 6675  today.

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