Roaches, one of the five common hotel pests

The 5 Most Common Hotel Pests

A pest infestation in a hotel can not only be harmful to the health of the occupants, but it can also literally damage a good reputation. That’s why pest inspections and control in hotels are important. If you have spent time and energy into building a business that is respected and flourishing, the last thing you want is a pest ruining it all for you.

Because hotels can be prone to pest infestations, it is highly recommended by our team at Bob Gunn Termite Solutions that you organise regular inspections and control to be carried out. Let’s take a look at some of the more common bugs and pests that can infest your hotel and the key areas where they are likely to try and take over.


Cockroaches are tricky to control, but doing so is possible. The sight of a cockroach is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. They conjure up images of un-cleanliness and carry all kinds of diseases such as salmonella. Cockroaches are usually found in kitchen and dining areas but can be found in bedroom and bathroom areas or anywhere they can get sustenance.

Rats and Mice

Aside from spreading illness if they are in a hotel, the simple sight of rats and mice can really frighten some people. You don’t want your guests to feel traumatised. On top of the unhygienic conditions that they can represent, they can also cause damage to electrical wires by chewing on them. This is not only a nuisance but an extra cost for repairs. Usually found around food preparation and serving areas, rodents can also be found in bedrooms.

Bed Bugs

Even clean homes can get bed bugs, but this fact will not make guests in your hotel sympathetic if you have them. It’s really important to keep bed bugs away from your hotel as these not only make guests uncomfortable, but they can also spread easily to other hotels. Naturally, bed bugs are found where they can feast during the night, such as in the beds and bedding of your hotel.


There isn’t anywhere where the sight of flies is welcome, especially in hotels. You never want to hear the classic words ‘Waiter! There is a fly in my soup’. Flies are not only bothersome, they can also spread food poisoning-causing bacteria and other germs as they visit rubbish, faeces and food indiscriminately.

If you are serious about hygiene and sanitation, the health of your staff and guests, as well as keeping a good reputation, it’s time you contact our team at Bob Gunn Termite Solutions. For more information on commercial pest control, click here.