Caring for aging family members weighs heavily on people’s minds. Identifying and moving parents and loved ones into the right living facility is a priority – when specialized care is needed. Vetting nursing and assisted living facilities can be an arduous task for families. And, administrators must alleviate all concerns by assuring elders will be receiving the best care.
Conditions of these facilities are scrutinized daily. As healthcare providers, you must maintain a high level of hygienic and sanitary compliance, or risk consequences including loss of business and even fatal circumstances. Therefore, for general maintenance and public safety, pest control must be part of routine service. If not properly treated, nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be hotbeds for infestation.
Professional pest control is the only way to ensure your property remains free of bugs and vermin. Much like a healthcare facility itself, the experienced technicians at Expert Pest Control specialize in the science behind extermination techniques, rid agents, and the breeding habits of infestation to better protect the different spaces in your building. Our team doesn’t come in with a spray and pray technique in the hopes of getting all the pests. We examine the property methodically. Look for entry points, breeding grounds, signs of colonies, and nests. We go straight to the source to eliminate infestation.
Expert Pest Control regular maintenance programs include identifying problem areas that could expose your facility and your patients to risk. We offer solutions that prevent future outbreaks. Our team uses commercial-grade rid agents, eco-friendly products, and stays up-to-date with the latest in trap and release methods to provide you with a number of options that suites your facility’s individual needs.
Pests that Pose Great Risk in a Care Setting
- Rodents & Wildlife
No question about it. Mice, rats, and small animals can find their way inside the building can create big problems for a facility. These animals won’t just taint sanitary conditions, they can transmit disease and pose serious health risks to both the residents, as well as administration.
- Stinging & Biting Insects
You may be thinking how vital some of these bugs are to the environment. However, from mosquitoes to wasps, a small bite or sting can result in an allergic reaction or transmission of illness such as Lyme Disease or Zika. Seniors citizens and the elderly tend to have a lower resistance and may not be able to recover from such infections. Don’t take the presence of flying insects lightly, they can be downright dangerous for residents.
Pretty to look at, a nightmare to deal with for buildings and grounds crews. Birds can nest in gutters, eaves, and terraces. They too, can carry and transmit disease, not just by direct contact but their excrement can be toxic as well.
- Bed Bugs
From the lodging industry to apartment complexes, bed bugs are a nuisance that can’t be avoided with 100% certainty. And when present, they can spread quickly. Prevention and rapid containment is key to managing the outbreak of bed bugs.
They can, and will shut you down. Cockroaches and similar creepy crawlers are just what the inspectors look for. A single violation involving roaches can mean the difference between a highly-rated facility and dealing with a board of health crisis.
Points of Entry / Spaces At-Risk
- Exterior doors and lobby: The constant opening of external doors is an easy entry point and invitation for pests to proceed inside a building.
- Commercial kitchen and dining spaces: Where there’s food, there are pests. From crumbs to rubbish, infestation will gather at food sources.
- Wet spaces: Leaky plumbing, locker rooms, and lavatories where moisture and wetness are prevalent can attract roaches and insects.
- Windows: Using window screens is the best way to protect against insects, birds, and even small animals from gaining entry inside the property
- Cracks in foundation: You’d be surprised, but mice can contort their body to fit into the smallest fissures in your structure. Insects can easily build colonies in a building’s foundation as well, causing thousands of dollars in property damage.
Stay in complete compliance. Prevent health code violations, the spread of bacteria, and minimize risk of infection from infestation with professional pest control. At Expert Pest Control, we have been partnering with New England facilities and property owners for over 15 years. Our regional offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine offer local expertise on demand with rapid service and numerous options to meet the unique needs of your specific rental. From scheduled maintenance plans, to emergency services, we can help you keep your accommodations pest free. To learn more about our services, call us at 800-235-3093.
Contact Expert Pest Control at (800) 235-3093. Learn about treatment solutions that will help protect your healthcare facility from pests for years to come.