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Pest Concerns in Healthcare
Healthcare facilities, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical care centers and physical or mental rehabilitation centers, must meet the highest level of sanitation, while caring for very sensitive populations. As various pests pose a number of health threats through the spread of bacteria and contamination of surfaces, medical supplies and equipment, the prevention of pest-borne infections is crucial.
The size of healthcare facilities tends to be a major factor when it comes to proper pest control and prevention – the larger the facility, the bigger the potential for pest infestations. An effective pest control program developed by a trusted partner is an investment in the health of patients and staff alike, as well as an investment in maintaining a sound public reputation.
The pests that present the highest health risks in all healthcare facilities, regardless of size and type, are cockroaches, rodents, ants, flies and bed bugs.