The last thing that you want to worry about in your hotel is pests. Not only is it unappealing, but it could cost you business as well.
Take a look at these 10 signs that could mean that you have a pest problem.
- Gnawing Marks
When pests are trying to get into your hotel, they are generally not too clever if you know what to look for. Because insects are small, they tend to get into your hotel without being noticed. If you see gnaw marks, scratches and even electrical cords that look like they have been chewed on, you have a pest problem. Gnaw marks are usually tied to some sort of rodent.
Holes, either made by a pest or not are usually a good sign that you have one. Pests will create holes or they will use pre-made holes to get inside of your hotel. Since hotels are large areas, these holes can be anywhere from the ceilings to the first floor to the basement.
- Shedding Skin
Snakeskin is not hard to define so if you see some lying around, know that you have or had a snake in your hotel. Don’t take any chances, call in a professional who can provide you with a thorough search.
No matter what type of pest we are talking about, they will always leave their droppings behind. If we are talking about a rodent, they leave easily identifiable droppings around wherever they go. These droppings can carry and transmit disease. If you find some in your hotel, you’ll want to hire a pest control company to come in and do a full sweep of your entire hotel.
Spiders generally keep to themselves, but Florida is filled with black, brown, and red widows and the brown recluse spider. These spiders can be deadly and therefore if one is found in your hotel, it’s important to check for more. Chances are, there will be a lot more.
- Dead insects
Dead insects on your floors or in window sills are a clear sign that you have a pest problem. Even though these pests are dead, they were alive at one time and there are plenty more of their friends hiding out in your hotel. It’s time to track them down and evict them. It’s really important to get rid of small insects because they are what larger pests feed on. Larger pests don’t have a single problem coming into your hotel to find their prey.
- Wood shavings
Wood shavings mean that an insect or some other pest has burrowed into your foundation. Most often, this means you either have termite or an ant problem. I don’t think I have to tell you how those little nuisances can multiply.
- Unusual Odors
Between urine, feces, and the prey they kill, pests can leave a stink in their wake. If you notice a funky odor or your guests have commented on one, make sure you check it out. It could mean you have an even bigger pest problem, one large enough to be odoriferous.
- Scratching Sounds
Sounds coming from your roof or attic could be the sign of a pest that is scurrying along or even hiding its consumables for the winter months. Look into this right away.
- Roof Damage
From squirrels to raccoons to birds to bats, pests love to damage roofs. When this type of damage happens, it can be even more damaging to your interior when it rains. If you have noticed some roof damage, be sure to check your hotel for little critters. Chances are, they are getting in from there.
If you have noticed any or all of these signs, call in a professional. Wildout Animal and Pest Removal can help you.
They will provide your hotel with a free thorough inspection and offer the best treatment plan for you. They work to create a hassle and stress-free environment for you, your guests, and the pests. Give them a call today: 844-945-3688