Pest Control in Hospital
A health care setting is the last place you want to see bed bugs, fleas, or common pests. Yet, this risk is why preventing and controlling pest infestations is critical. Pests pose health threats, which could mean life or death for some patients.
Healthcare facilities are unique, sensitive accounts requiring additional training to perform pest control services. In addition, insects in health care facilities can contaminate equipment and services provided, leading to possible infections in patients.
Pest control in the healthcare facilities
The best way to protect patients and staff from the harmful effects of pests is through a well-developed pest management program. A pest management program should include:
- Identification of potential pests and their entry points into the healthcare facility. Our professionals survey the area to find the source of the problem.
- Implementation of exclusion measures (such as caulking and screening) to keep pests out. Our goal is not just to control and remove pests but to prevent future problems.
- Establishment of a monitoring program to regularly survey the facility for pests. Your hospital can maintain a pest-free environment with a routine in place.
- Use of approved pesticides and pest control methods following label instructions. We understand the importance of a hospital being pest-free.
- Staff training on correctly identifying and responding to pest problems. Our team is well educated on pests. They understand how they work and how to determine the best treatment plan for every occasion.
- Periodic reviews of the pest management program to ensure it is practical and up-to-date. Our pest control program provides success so that medical staff, patients, and the building structure remain in tip-top shape.
We can ensure that pests pose no problem for you through our pest control programs.
University Termite and Pest Control have the tools and training to care for such pests in health care settings.
Our experienced team carries innovative products and equipment to protect patient health and prevent pests from spreading bacteria.
We work in some of the highest-risk areas in health care, such as operating rooms, nursing homes, and intravenous units. So if we do need to use pesticides for any reason, we monitor the area closely to ensure the safety of everyone around.
Given the sensitive populations in healthcare settings, our pest control is well thought out. We take the time and care to thoroughly examine the infested areas and utilize as many techniques that minimize or avoid the use of pesticides.
Healthcare facilities- striving to keep you safe.
The best way to keep patients safe is with early detection and prevention of further and future pest problems. The sooner we can get into a health care facility with a pest infestation, the better.
Let University Termite and Pest Control help you keep your patients safe with our healthcare pest control services.
We have the experience and knowledge to help you with any pest problem. For over forty years, we have strived to keep you safe. We understand, now more than ever, how important it is to ensure that pests pose no problem for you. A hospital setting should be a sterile environment, and with our help, we can help with overall safety from pests.
It’s essential to have a pest management program to protect patients and staff from the harmful effects of pests in health care settings. University Termite and Pest Control can help you develop the best program for all!
Pest Control Protects Your Patients, Staff, and Visitors
As a physician, you shouldn’t have to worry about pest problems. Your priority is to get your patient in and out of the hospital quickly, allowing them to be kept safe and comfortable in a sterile and nurturing environment. However, insect infestation could be causing all this harm. Mice and bugs can be dangerous to patients or treatment rooms. No one wants to find insects in places where they seek healthcare. Sanitation is vital in sensitive healthcare environments.
Hospitals have numerous medical preparations in effect to ensure patient satisfaction. University Termite and Pest Control strive to provide the best service so that doctors and staff can do what they do best in a safe, pest-free environment.
What kind of pest infestations might be in a healthcare facility?
Healthcare pest infestations
Unfortunately, we can see all kinds of creepy crawlies in a health care facility, just as we can in a home or office.
Thankfully, with our help, your hospital, medical supplies, break rooms, patient rooms, and even the immediate surroundings can be free from any creepy crawlers.
We pride ourselves on understanding the pattern of the pest’s behavior to create the most effective treatment plan. Hospital pest control is significant when considering how diseases can spread through various pests. A hygienic environment in healthcare establishments is the goal, and we are here to help you get there.
Since the 90s, bed bugs have invaded our lives and can live anywhere from seven to twelve months, posing a real problem in a hospital. Hospitals have people from all walks of life, and because bed bugs often spread through travel, it is crucial that detection is early and treated accordingly.
According to the National Pest Management Association, bed bugs can be seen in up to 59% of nursing homes and 36% hospitals. Luckily, we have systems and treatments to reduce and eliminate these pests to make a safe healthcare environment.
Rodents and Rats
Rats and mice can carry bacteria and cause secondary infections in patients seeking care. This risk is taking it upon ourselves to stop pests in their tracts and prevent them from transmitting diseases and causing structural damage.
Rodents will constantly defecate, chew on cords, and can damage expensive medical equipment. Even their urine can transmit zoonotic diseases – leptospirosis being the most common and can cause acute fatal liver failure.
They enjoy hiding and getting around through small holes that they create, so keep an eye out in the janitorial closets, bathrooms, and storage areas for droppings and gnaw marks. Once you see that, contact us for a free estimate and let us get started in your rodent management.
While most people see an ant and label it as an ant, there are certain species to be more aware of and more dangerous than others. In addition, various types of ants require different treatments, and it is our goal to find the problem and treat it accordingly.
Hairy crazy and Pharaoh ants are hardy, hard to exterminate, and reside near electrical units. However, if left unchecked, this can cause shortages in patient monitoring equipment up to starting a fire.
Fire ants can also be seen in the healthcare industry daily commonly. However, since their sting can be dangerous, it can be fatal to a patient who is already weakened.
It is important to note that there is almost always more nearby when one ant is seen. Infestations can happen fast, and when that happens, you need an experienced pest management company. That’s where we come in.
Fleas are small but mighty and can jump up to 12 inches. Unfortunately, they are also known for being one of the fastest transmitters of the plague. While hospitals take many precautions against this, it is still possible for a flea infestation to occur.
They tend to like dark, warm areas and can be brought in on animals or people. They are also known for being challenging to irradicate. That is why we have a variety of treatments to help rid your hospital of these pesky creatures.
Roaches do not belong in our homes or offices, and indeed not in health care facilities.
Pest control services are utilized everywhere to treat and prevent future infestations. While many pests can cause problems, cockroaches are well known for their ability to spread diseases – hospitals are a dangerous place for them to be. Cockroaches spread many diseases like E. Coli and salmonella from one food source to another.
Hot spots for cockroaches are places with food and places near wood. They are known to prefer to rest on wood, making hospital cabinets and boxes containing medical equipment a place they could be seen.
Cockroaches are also a potential allergen to many patients, causing their immune system to work harder than it already is to keep them healthy.
Our experts reduce and eliminate entry points and remind you what keeps them coming. They can be attracted to something as small as crumbs on food carts. Our team works not only to identify the problem but to educate to enable prevention.
Contact us now to help you take back your healthcare facility.
Many pests can invade a hospital and cause problems, but the five mentioned above are some of the most common and dangerous. It is essential to have a pest management company experienced in treating and preventing these pests from causing damage or transmitting diseases. Contact us today!
What do you do with any pest infestation in a healthcare setting?
Early detection can make all the difference. Our pest control professionals arrive on-site and ensure a professional, effective service.
University Termite and Pest Control manage whatever pest comes your way – rodents, ants, roaches, etc. Contact us today for a free estimate and see how we can help to prevent these pests from ever being a health hazard.