It can be said that the success of any business will rise and fall on company management and a sophisticated commercial pest management program. This proves to be especially essential in hotel management. The reputation of a hotel will be predicated on a variety of successfully managed and implemented programs. As a hotel manager, you will already be aware of the debacle of bed bugs in guest rooms as well as roaches and rodents in restaurants and dining areas and the negative effect this has on your reputation and overall ratings.

The hospitality industry is quite vulnerable to infestations of pests and calls for effective hotel pest control. This vulnerability is largely due to transportation of bed bugs from overnight guests as well as cockroaches being delivered in containers of food items.


The German cockroach is the most common species of cockroaches and is often found in restaurants, hotels and other institutions. This species of roach is tan or light brown in color and measures 1/2 to 5/8 inch long. They are producers of a large number of eggs and boast the shortest time from hatching until sexual maturity, resulting in a rapid population growth. They enjoy a moist, warm environment and thrive on starches, sweets, grease and meat products. The German cockroach is nocturnal while hiding during daylight hours in narrow openings and cracks.

Bed Bugs

The bed bug is even more elusive. This pest has a multiplicity of hiding options ranging from burrowing in thick carpet, behind baseboard and door trim, behind wall switch and receptacle covers and in the ribbing of mattresses. The bed bug is also easily transported from room to room as guests move about the facility with suitcases and garment bags.

The unique attributes of these insects make total extermination and exclusion very difficult and will require a quality commercial pest management program implemented by pest management professionals. Copesan was founded in 1958 and is perpetually committed to satisfying the unique pest management needs of hospitality companies across the United States and around the world. Contact us today for additional information on a Copesan company and the Copesan services provided in your city.