They have a cockroach problem
Posted Mar 4, 2016 on Hotels
A nice hotel but my room was a bit ‘tired’. They are renovating though so the older rooms should improve. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The room was clean in general but I didn’t see much evidence of the bathroom being cleaned in the 8 days I was there apart from the floor.
The big negative was the cockroach problem which the hotel obviously knew about and, to their credit, were trying to resolve. Unfortunately the measures being taken weren’t effective. My efforts weren’t effective either. I sprayed my room when I arrived (I always do this) with ‘red’ Mortein, not knowing there was a problem. There were lots of cockroaches but only baby ones and small’ish ones. This suggested to me that they had dealt with the big ones but hadn’t effectively dealt with the eggs and they were now hatching out. I had been there for 2 days when a man appeared one morning with a spray gun and a backpack. He sprayed my room. Shortly afterwards 4 ‘Roach Motels’ were put in (they had lots of them and seemed to be putting them in all the rooms). The cockroaches continued to appear. I bought ‘black’ Mortein and sprayed the room again with that. It didn’t help. Preventative spraying didn’t seem to make any difference. You had to just kill the cockroaches when the appeared. Spraying Red Mortein onto them didn’t seem to kill them but black Mortein did and quickly (as I would expect). This made me suspect that there was also a resistance problem to some insecticide.