Whether you own a home, restaurant, or hotel, you do not want to hear about any pests getting inside, especially rodents. Especially in a hotel where guests are looking to you to give them an easy and relaxing stay, you do not want a rat or mouse to mess up their time. When rodents find their way into your Kansas City establishment, you are at risk of negative reviews, loss of revenue, and unhappy customers and employees. Learn how to be proactive, get on top of the issue, and contact the professionals!
Rodents In Hotels
Rodents are a common problem in any location, but those with plenty of food and water are even more susceptible to infestations. Pests are a common problem in the hotel industry, so it is important to learn to find them and get rid of them. There are two types of rodents in Kansas City: house mice and roof rats.
They can look like cute rodents in some environments, but they are anything but in a hotel. House mice are small, only about 2 ½ to 3 ¾ of an inch long with a slightly longer tail. They have large ears and grayish-brown or dark gray and black fur with light underbellies. On the other hand, Roof rats have pointed noses and are 8 inches long with 6-8 inch tails. They are typically much darker than house mice, and they also can climb trees and poles to gain access to your hotel.
Problems That Come With Rodents
These rodents are significant problems to your business because they bring about a lot of problems for you, your employees, and your customers. One of the most notable aspects of rodents is their teeth which grow continually throughout their lives. This is why they are constantly chewing so that they don’t get too long. Good for them, bad for you. Rodents can often be found chewing through:
- Electrical wires
This can cause a great deal of property damage, and exposed wires will also put your hotel at risk of fire damage. These rodents are also carriers for a whole host of dangerous pathogens that can spread disease on the human side of things.
Diseases like salmonellosis, dysentery, hantavirus, and leptospirosis can easily spread to customers and employees, and excrement, fur, and saliva can also trigger allergic reactions and contaminate food. Property damage and damage to people are things that you do not want in your hotel whatsoever. The presence of rodents can significantly damage your reputation and hurt your business.
There are things that you can do to help prevent these rodents from coming into your hotel property. They come to your hotel because they can easily find food, water, and shelter, so you need to eliminate that for them. What you can do is:
- Put lids on trashcans and keep garbage out of sight
- Keep doors closed
- Maintain outdoor eating areas
- Use air-tight lids for food
- Repair holes in walls and foundation, sealing cracks when you find them
- And trim vegetation and keep outdoor areas tidy
These are some of the best preventative measures you can take to ensure rodents do not choose your hotel to invade, but they can only go so far. If you already have a rodent issue, your best bet is to call the professionals.
Contact The Professionals
To best get rid of these unwelcome guests, you will need to contact professionals, contact Pinnacle Solutions. We have multiple years of working in the pest control industry, so we know not only how to take care of your rodent problem but keep you better informed and help you stop it from happening again.
Along the way, we will also bring additional pest-related problems that we may find to your attention and help you take care of them before they get out of hand. We customize service plans depending on the different business needs. Then we can periodically follow up in-between visits to ensure your hotel does not see any additional problems. For quality pest control, contact Pinnacle Solutions!