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Good food hygiene seems like common sense but many hotels and B&Bs run into problems in their kitchens. It’s essential to make sure all the hotels staff know exactly what to look out for when it comes to pests and how to avoid attracting them.

Looking for things such as* mouse droppings and signs of any electrical cables being gnawed* can alert you to a pest problem. Obviously other things as food being left out overnight near an external door can attract hungry rodents and cockroaches in hotels.

As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure but if you do get an infestation, make sure your pest control company can advise you on preventative measures too.

Cockroaches are a common kitchen pest and knowing where to look for them is half the battle. Cockroaches are often found behind or under ovens, inside cupboards and near water pipes.

Wherever food is concerned, safety needs to be at the forefront of your mind. DIY pest control is never a good idea unless you know exactly what you’re doing and what chemicals you can use safely. Taking a risk with the reputation of your business isn’t worth taking pest control is best left to a professional.


Bedbugs are the main pest in bedrooms and the one most likely to put customers off your hotel and onto review sites. With so many online accommodation review sites around, if one guest has a bad experience with bed bugs your reputation could soon take a nosedive.

Bed bugs may not be able to fly or jump but they do have a tendency to stow away in luggage – luggage that’s transported to your hotel. Bed bug monitors, for example, are a cheap and effective means of keeping an eye on things. There are a few common signs that bedbugs are around. These include dark blood spots on the sheets and around the bed and a sickly sweet smell. Making sure all your staff are trained to look for signs of bedbugs this can help ensure they aren’t discovered by paying guests. Bedbugs are usually transported into hotels and B&Bs via peoples luggage so you need to be vigilant every time a new guest books into a room and the bed linen is being changed. Things such as metal bed frames, mattress covers and correct disposal and storage of used bed linen can all reduce the likelihood of a bedbug infestation.

Public Areas

When it comes to the public areas of your accommodation, fleas and flies are two of the most common pests. If your hotel or B&B is pet-friendly, you need to be extra vigilant when it comes to fleas. Fleas can easily be brought into seating areas via guests dogs, spread to other pets and bite people too. If fleas are evident in a public area, items such as sofas and carpets should be vacuumed thoroughly and cushion covers washed at a temperature of 60 degrees. Fleas can cause real distress to people so ideally you need to call in a professional pest control company, one with a 100% record against all pests – so that’ll be us. Dead efficient.

Flies can be a real nuisance to guests in both indoor and outdoor areas. Things such as keeping your drains clear and ensuring all rubbish is disposed of properly can reduce the likelihood of an screens can also be used to stop them coming into the kitchen and potentially contaminating your food, we sell these as well as EFKs (electronic fly killers)

If you’re looking for a reliable pest control company to look after your hotel or B&B in Herts, Beds, Bucks or north London call – DEAD EFFICIENT PEST CONTROL.