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With licensing and funding at risk, there is zero tolerance for pests in the healthcare industry. With Joint Commission compliance requirements, you need a vendor that can meet your needs. That’s why Facility Managers need a trusted pest management partner to provide effective services that comply with state and federal regulations. All the better to trust a pest management partner that can also provide them with a full disinfecting service. We can provide that with Western PurClean™. While your facilities manager surely has a checklist of the procedures they use for disinfecting, adding an extra layer of protection is always a good idea. In addition, our scenting services can either help neutralize a foul odor or add a calming scent in an already stressful place. Western employs healthcare-specific Integrated Pest Management (IPM) that emphasizes prevention, education, and ongoing pest maintenance for everything from Western Canine Bed Bug Detection Services to bird mitigation strategies. We understand the unique issues facing your industry, and along with our Board Certified Entomologists are dedicated to managing the providing the analysis needed to deal with the most common pests including cockroaches, bed bugs, flies (including any floor drains to see if you could benefit from bioremediation services), and rodents, so that you can get back to what really matters — patient care.
From clinics and nursing homes to regional hospitals, healthcare facilities need proper pest control. Along with constant foot traffic from employees, residents, and visitors, regular room turnover makes medical centers prime targets for infestations. Western uses integrated pest management strategies for the healthcare industry to help protect your staff, your patients, and your reputation.
Bed bugs are a common problem for healthcare facilities across the Mid-Atlantic. These tiny, dark brown insects hitchhike in on bags, pant cuffs, and even on the bottom of a shoe. They will hide in mattresses, bed frame crevices, and other furniture during the day and feed on unsuspecting sleepers at night. A bed bug bite can irritate the skin and cause allergic reactions in patients. The resulting client complaints may lead to loss of business or even litigation.
Hospitals and clinics often need commercial pest control to remove cockroaches from the premises. After entering healthcare facilities through drains and sewer pipes, these insects invade bathrooms, kitchens, and cafeterias. Roaches hide in cabinets and under appliances by day and spread pathogens as they search for food crumbs at night.
Mid-Atlantic healthcare professionals may also find mice inside their facilities. Rodents often enter buildings searching for food and warmth, and patient rooms, cafeterias, and waiting areas offer everything the pests need. As mice and rats look for meals on tables, counters, and food prep areas, they contaminate surfaces with fur and droppings as well as bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella.
Some pests get into healthcare facilities through open doors and windows. In other cases, visitors and employees may unknowingly carry spiders and insects inside as they enter the building. Western Pest Services provides professional pest control solutions for healthcare facilities to remove insects and rodents, prevent future infestations, and protect your reputation.
“I have used Western Pest for my business for several years now and am very happy with the service they provide. Our sales rep. Joe is always very responsive and helpful. I would definitely recommend them.”