Pest Control in Hospitals
At EcoClear Products, we are proud to offer a wide range of eco-friendly and highly-effective pest control solutions ideal for use in medical settings. Below, we’ve compiled information on hospital pest control and prevention, as well as helpful links to our many pest control products. Read on to learn more, and keep your hospital pest-free with our solutions here at EcoClear Products today!
Common Pests in Hospitals
There are a number of pests that can find their way into a hospital or medical setting. Each of these pest species poses its own unique risks to the overall safety of a medical facility and the health of those under its roof. Among the most common hospital pests are rodents such as rats and mice, which can carry a number of diseases, including Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Leptospirosis, Plague, Salmonellosis, and more. Insect and bug pests such as cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, dust mites, and others can also find their way into medical facilities, causing damage to property, contaminating medical equipment, and inducing allergic reactions in personnel and patients. Learn how these pests can enter medical facilities and how to prevent them from doing so in the following sections.
Where Are Pests Commonly Found in Hospitals?
Hospitals and other medical settings are highly-trafficked environments filled with people coming and going at virtually all hours of the day. This creates the perfect environment for pests of all kinds to make their way into a property. Bug pests such as cockroaches, bed bugs, and flies can hitch rides on the backs of hospital patients or staff entering from the outside world. Rodents and other bugs can crawl into hospitals through holes, cracks, or gaps in roofs or walls. They can also simply walk in through open doors in lobbies, waiting rooms, loading docks and other entrance points. Once inside, these pests can feed on food found in kitchens and cafeterias. They can make their homes in cluttered office spaces, dirty corners and closets, poorly maintained laundry rooms, and other storage areas.
Pest Prevention Tips for Hospitals
A pest infestation in your hospital can be a major problem for your patients and your staff. Thankfully, there are several steps you can take to prevent pests from making their homes in your hospital or medical setting in the first place. Educating your staff on proper pest prevention protocol and following these tips will help keep your hospital pest-free.
Preventing Bed Bugs in Hospitals
Preventing and treating bed bugs in medical facilities starts with identification. Bed bugs love to nest in soft, dark areas and materials, such as bedding, upholstery, drawers, and cabinets. Identifying and routinely cleaning this target areas can greatly help to prevent bed bug infestations. To identify bed bugs themselves, you’ll want to instruct your staff to grab a magnifying glass, flashlight, and the EPA’s bed bug ID printout to help you identify bed bugs and their eggs. Adult bed bugs are only 3 – 5 millimeters in length and reddish brown in color. Bed bugs eggs are no larger than a pinhead and translucent in color. In the event that you find bed bugs on your medical property, you need a solution that exterminates them quickly and comprehensively without exposing patients and other personnel to harmful chemicals. Learn more our eco-friendly and highly-effective solutions for bed bugs and other pests in the following section.
Treating Hospital Pests With EcoClear Products
Developed by our forward-thinking chemists and engineers, our pest control products are made from naturally-derived ingredients and are 100% biodegradable and totally safe to use around people and pets. Our pest control products also have a 25b Classification, meaning that they have no special requirements for transport, handling, storage, or disposal. For mice and rats, we recommend our MouseX®, RatX®, and RatRid® product lines. For insects and other bugs, we recommend our Stop Bugging Me!™ insecticides — great for broad-spectrum surface and control and laundry cleaning.
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