Most people will need pest control during their lifetime, but none need it as much as a London hotel owner.

We chat with Daniel Neves of Inoculand Pest Control Services in Central London to find out why.

Q: Why do London hotels need pest control help?

A: As places where guests come and go frequently and where food can be served at any time of the day, hotels can be a breeding ground for pests. However, booking regular inspections and calling in an expert can help keep pesky visitors at bay. Hotels must also meet health and safety standards, and using the services of a pest control agency is one of the best ways to do this.

Q: What can happen if hotel owners are hesitant to seek advice from a pest control expert?

A: If you don’t book regular pest checks or are reluctant to seek the help of a pest control agency when a problem arises, your business can shut down while the problem is resolved and you will have to make expensive repairs. You can also expect hefty fines for failing a health and safety inspection and causing irreparable damage to your company’s reputation.

Q: How can you tell if you have a pest infestation in your hotel?

A: Common signs of a rat or mouse infestation are gnawed or chewed cables, sighting of feces and bite marks on skirting boards, beams or doors. Small holes in the carpet can indicate a moth or carpet beetle infestation, and malodorous smells can indicate a cockroach problem.

Hotels can be a breeding ground for pests, but getting an ongoing contract with a professional pest control agency can help prevent infestation, reduce your stress levels, and keep your hotel in top shape.
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Bed bugs are another common unwanted hotel guest. So, if you notice drops of blood on bed linen or receive complaints from guests about itching, it is best to contact a professional pest controller.

Q: How can you protect your hotel from pests?

There are a few things you can do to reduce the risk of pest infestation in your hotel:

  • Hire a professional cleaning service to ensure high hygiene standards are maintained
  • Organize a weekly garbage collection so that you always have an overview of your garbage
  • Use a pest control service to repair holes or gaps in your walls and floors to prevent rodents from entering
  • Listen to customer complaints about pests and contact pest control to confirm if you have an infestation
  • Get an ongoing contract with a pest control agency – this will help keep track of inspections, reduce stress and make running your business easier

Q: How do you get rid of a hotel pest infestation?

Pest control assistance to London hotel owners from Inoculand Pest Control in Central London

Be sure to listen to feedback from your hotel guests and contact a pest controller as soon as possible if there are problems with mice, rats, or other pests.
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A: If you notice any signs of a pest infestation, you can contact one of our pest control experts. They visit the hotel, advise you individually, explain the next steps and make you a free offer.

With heat treatment, we can reach every corner of your hotel room and effectively remove every pest from your carpets, furnishings and surfaces. We’ll also survey your hotel to diagnose the cause of the infestation and fix the problem to prevent re-infestation.

We have over 10 years of experience providing professional pest control services to London hotels. We can help you put in place effective pest control measures to ensure your hotel only receives the guests you want.

To find out more, visit for a quote or to make an appointment.

Call 0203 405 5000 or send an email to [email protected]