Hospitals, long term care facilities, emergency medical care center’s, physical and mental rehabilitation facilities all require the utmost attention to detail in overall cleanliness. Pests are know to carry many diseases while posing significant health threats to already sensitive patients and guests. Although medical supplies, surfaces and equipment are regularly sanitized, pests can quickly contaminate these areas with very little traces left behind.
There are tremendous health and safety risks associated with all health care facilities. It is necessary to contract a professional who will determine and execute a customized prevention and management plan. Ecologic Entomology’s service team will identify high exposures for all pests making entry while also making recommendations on cleaning and sanitation.
The prevention plan should focus and provide tips on managing all areas of the building including entry points, plumbing, HVAC units, dumpsters, kitchens all the way through bed linens and mattresses. Our experienced technicians in health care facilities environments will work with your management team to provide the highest quality service to remove the threat of an infestation.
There are several pests which will try to gain entry into a health care facility, some of these pests will be higher risks pests spreading diseases and bacteria quickly. Cockroaches, rodents, ants, flies and bedbugs are the highest risk pests which will carry bacteria on their bodies and directly impact your facility through contaminated equipment and surfaces.
Most of these pest infestations can be prevented with a comprehensive (IPM), Integrated Pest Management Plan, however there are some instances where you need to be prepared to quickly isolate areas when a problem is identified. For example a bed bug infestation can be prevented only with good education and consistent sanitary practices. Bed bug infestations can get out of hand and very costly if you do not know what to look for.
There is no end to the number of potential entry points in a health care facility, you can be as thorough as possible but you can’t predict pests breaching the front door of your facility through people. Health care facilities are considered high traffic areas where pests can take a ride on clothes, food or flowers gaining entry, right in front of you.
A general evaluation and recommendation will start off with identifying doors not automatically closing, screens on all the windows, utility openings closed off to prevent entry points. For further details our technicians will identify entry points to be sealed along the foundation or walls and suggested landscaping overgrowth cut backs.
More advanced techniques include inspecting the plumbing system for leaks or condensation which provides a consistent water source for cockroaches, flies and rodents. In addition food items should be managed properly on shelving and food inspected upon receiving it from various distribution companies.
Most of these areas mentioned already are higher risk but the highest risk of potential infestation in health care facilities require utmost vigilance and education are: Employee locker rooms, break rooms, janitorial closets, laundry rooms, food service areas, restaurants, coffee and snack bars, vending machine areas, food carts, bedside furniture in patient rooms and the list goes on… Our professional and thorough service and management team will educate your facility team and health care team on good sanitary practices to keep your facility clean and free of pests.
We take pride in fully educating your facility management team along with the health care workers about prevention to significantly reduce pest infestation problems. Due to the complexity of many health care facilities we found our facilities which are pest free have full cooperation from all levels of staff. All onsite staff will be educated on recognizing and how to report on signs of pests. We will hold seminars on an annual basis to educate everyone the importance of maintaining a successful pest management program.
We are a part of your team and it is just as important to us as it is for facility to work towards a pest free environment together. We are experts and in the end your team will be experts as well with our comprehensive educational sessions and flyers.
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The truth is, most pest problems can be prevented, many times without the use of pesticides. Admittedly, there are parts of the country that do require more aggressive pest management strategies, but the northeast is very different. Climate, weather, and differences in construction practices are important factors that drive the risk-potential for pests. Most homes will benefit from an annual inspection, and where problems are identified, a prescribed treatment that addresses the root cause.
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