Keeping pests under control in a hospital or medical facility can go a long way to helping keep secondary infections at bay.
- Nursing Homes
- Doctors’ and Dentists’ Offices
- Walk-in Medical Clinics
- Pharmacies/Drug Stores
- Specialty Healthcare Offices
Vermin, bedbugs, flies, roaches, and other pests can enter a healthcare facility easily (the food of the kitchen and cafeteria and the warmth of the patients’ beds are a great attraction) and can be hard to keep at bay once they’ve arrived. They can thrive quickly and can become a critical threat to patients and personnel. The risk of cross-contamination is high.
Bedbugs in particular have infested buildings across the U.S., including hospitals. For example, United Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2011 hired a commercial pest control service to battle an infestation of bedbugs. Healthcare administrators and personnel are particularly worried about bedbugs because the pests could carry the potentially deadly methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureaus (MRSA), also known as Staph.
An Alternative to Toxic Chemicals
The types of pesticides that can obliterate insects and other pests can be harmful to humans. That’s why Nature’s Way offers eco-friendly pest control options for medical facilities (as well as to businesses and residences).
We use EcoSMART’s patented botanical products to rid buildings of pests. These are derived from essential oils used by plants and trees excrete to protect themselves from insects and pathogens. EcoSMART has developed combinations of highly effective insecticidal plant oils that give us botanical-based alternatives to conventional pesticides. These products work!
Our Healthcare Facility Pest Management Techniques
We start with a detailed investigation of where insects and vermin may be entering your facility. We then work to seal the facility against where the invaders are entering in order to create a pest-free zone.
Once we’ve sealed the pest entrances, we then work with facility management to remove the spots where pests hide and create nests. We also work with the hospital’s management/staff to help them learn about areas that can be particularly prone to pest infestation – and how to prevent it in the future.
Once we’ve treated the facility, we also recommend that we inspect the facility regularly, in order to catch and end new infestations.
We work to keep patients safe while removing/preventing pests.
Here at Nature’s Way Pest Control, we’re sensitive to the special needs healthcare facilities have. We train our technicians to maintain the highest of standards in hygiene in order to prevent cross-contamination and they’re highly sensitive to the impact pest control can have on a hospital’s or clinic’s public area.
We work to build a protective “wall” around the outside of your facility and respond to any signs of activity quickly and efficiently.
To learn more about how Nature’s Way Pest Control can work with any medical facility to deal and remove pest/vermin infestation, call us at (518) 745-5958 (for medical facilities in New York) or 802-855-2978 (for facilities in Vermont), or e-mail us via our online contact form.