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Could transparent alerts end the pest problem in Australian hotels?

Thursday, May 10, 2018   Hospitality

When you manage an upmarket hotel or resort, exterminators are the last people you want hanging around in front of guests. That's why many pest control companies are utilising new technology to improve communications and reduce the amount of time spent on site.

By using sensor activated remote monitoring systems, pest control teams are alerted about infestations, allowing them to take immediate, targeted action. A new wave in automated communications, this technology is just one way to improve communication and reporting in Australian hotels.

Don't wait for guests to notice pest problems in your hotel or resort.Don't wait for guests to notice pest problems in your hotel or resort.

New technology changing the face of pest control

Many of these remote systems are built for rodents. Operators fit traps with a sensor and when the trap is tripped, a message is sent to a computer, cell phone or other device with an alert. It's possible to use similar technology to detect smaller pests as well by installing sensors in insect light traps, pheromone traps and floor tiles. Currently, however, these devices are still being developed.

The main benefit of advanced reporting is that relevant parties can address issues more quickly.

The main benefit of advanced reporting is that relevant parties can address issues more quickly. Systems typically send alerts to multiple parties, including housekeeping teams, hotel management and pest control. This, of course, is preferable to waiting for a guest to notice the problem. 

Farmers have been using similar high-tech sensors to receive alerts about infestations for some time now.

According to Ole Peters of Bayer Crop Science, "New sensor solutions deliver data directly to our Digital Farming tools and will enable farmers to make faster and better decisions. "Knowing what is going on in the field makes a farmer's life easier, secures harvests, boosts yields and protects pollinators." 

Reporting systems in the hotels and resorts

Staying on top of every aspect of the hotel or resort you manage can be taxing, but it's essential if you want your venue to thrive. When issues go unnoticed or fall through the cracks, your business can suffer. That's why many hotels and resorts are choosing to work with operators who prioritise transparent communication.

At ACW Hospitality, we understand how important it is for hotel managers to have open communication with their housekeeping team. That's why we came up with CleanCare Connect, our own project management system built to keep you in the loop. A platform for our clients and staff to interact effectively at every phase of the project lifecycle, CleanCare Connect allows you to see exactly what your housekeeping team is up to at any given time. 

To find out more about outsourcing your housekeeping to Australia's leading professionals, contact the team at ACW Hospitality today.