Pest Management for Healthcare Facilities
Healthcare facilities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland absolutely must take the necessary steps to deter pests. Not only can bugs expose your patients and faculty to germs, but they can also damage your good name for years to come. Among the places that need pest management services include hospitals, clinical labs, hospices, urgent care centers, and physical therapy buildings. Let's take a closer look at the importance of pest control.
Four Reasons Why Your Healthcare Facility Needs Professional Pest Management
- Protects Your Facility’s Reputation
- Prevents Pests from Bringing In Bacteria and Viral Diseases
- Halts Minor Pest Problems From Becoming Worse
- Creates a Cleaner Environment for Patients and Employees
- Higher Sanitation Scores
Top Healthcare Facility Pests & the Dangers They Pose
Cockroaches have long remained among the most common pests found at healthcare facilities. Studies show these unhygienic insects spread more than 30 different kinds of bacteria, including Salmonella and E. coli. Even worse, few pests multiply in number as quickly. If you don’t take the necessary preventive measures, it doesn’t take long for a serious infestation to develop.
Rodents can be even more unsanitary than cockroaches. Once mice and rats gain entry to a building, they immediately start to wreak havoc. Their droppings can contain a wide range of different pathogens, which increase the risk of someone getting sick. You also must consider the amount of property damage that can be caused by rodents, who can chew through almost anything they see which can include wires, walls, and furniture.
While recovering from an illness or injury, the last thing a patient needs is to be burdened by bed bugs. These blood-sucking insects can cover a person’s body with itchy bites. Bed bugs are also known for worsening allergy and asthma symptoms. Because bed bugs easily travel from place to place by hiding in clothes and luggage, it’s especially important to have a preventative pest management plan in place.
During the warmer months, flies are especially active with many making their way into businesses through any opening they can find. You definitely don’t want these pests inside your healthcare facility. In addition to being an annoyance to employees, guests, and long-term residents they constantly contaminate surfaces by leaving behind germ-filled saliva.
Although ants may be tiny, they can cause big problems for healthcare facilities. They are often attracted to open wounds and intravenous units. Of course, the kitchen area is also a major hot spot for ants. When it comes to ants in the kitchen these pests are known to spread food-borne disease organisms such as Salmonella and E. coli. Keep your healthcare facility protected against ants by maintaining recurring pest control services from a trusted provider like Viking Pest Control.
Pest Control Preventive Measures
The first step is to seek professional pest management. Our experts know exactly what it takes to ensure a pest-free environment. To help further deter pests, it’s crucial your facility is kept tightly sealed. Many pests love to take refuge in moist conditions, which means plumbing leaks need to be repaired as soon as possible. To no surprise, cleanliness is of the utmost importance. Food waste and garbage should never be allowed to sit for long periods.
About Viking Pest Control
Healthcare facilities can always trust Viking Pest Control to provide top-notch commercial pest control. We have been proudly serving your area for more than 40 years. Our licensed technicians understand that every business is unique in its pest control needs and specialize in treating and preventing pest infestations. Give us a call at 800-618-2847 or fill out the form on this page to speak to a representative and schedule your site evaluation.