Nothing in the hotel industry hurts more than bad reviews on sites like TripAdvisor or Expedia. And few things will cause a hotel guest to write a bad review as much as an insect or rodent infestation. Bed bugs, roaches, rats, even ants can leave a bad impression on your guests. Even if you keep your hotel sparkling clean, you can still have a problem with pests. The importance of pest control in the New Jersey hospitality industry cannot be underestimated—it could even mean the difference between the life and death of your business. Why is pest control so important?

1. Sanitation. Pests do spread diseases. Even people who are not squeamish know that pests are problems. When you are the proprietor of a hotel, you are responsible for keeping your guests healthy, and this is doubly true if you are serving your guests meals. Why take any chances? Professional pest control services can offer you preventative services that keep all types of pests away, or get rid of a pest problem before your guests even notice.

2. Pests send a bad message. When your guest sees a roach in the bathroom, they know that you have not done all you could to keep the property pest-free. On the other hand, a pest-free environment proves you car about your guests. People who visit New Jersey or who live here are no stranger to pests—bugs, mice, and termites. The last thing your hotel guests want is to see pests or get bitten by mosquitos their entire trip.

3. Pest control is easy. Calling a professional for ongoing maintenance and prevention services should be considered a primary duty of all hotel managers. The problem with pests is that they tend to be prolific and breed like crazy. If you see one, call a pest control service like Viking immediately before it becomes a problem—and especially before anyone else sees it.

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