Pest Control for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
As a healthcare facility, the last thing on your mind is pest control. You are more concerned with getting your patients in and out quickly, ensuring they are cared for in a sterile and nurturing environment, and making their routine check-up or emergency room visit go as smoothly as possible so they come back, should the need arise. The problem is pests can put all of those goals at risk.
Pest Control Protects Your Patients, Staff, and Visitors
Mice, cockroaches, bed bugs, or even ants can put a patient or treatment room out of service. Not only is it unsettling to see insects or rodents in a place you are seeking healthcare, but it is unsanitary. The sanitation aspect is the most concerning in a sensitive healthcare environment. Pests like cockroaches and rodents are known to carry upwards of 30 different bacteria and viruses.
Not only do some of these pests carry viruses and bacteria on their bodies, but ants, spiders and mice alike can be responsible for spreading potentially harmful bacteria or viruses from the environment. Because of their nature, they will find food wherever the can. They don’t care if it’s in a trash can in a guest room or a storage room in the kitchen. When they climb in these places, they are picking up and depositing bacteria and viruses on their feet, bodies, or through their saliva or excrement. They could be responsible for spreading infectious diseases across an entire hospital if not handled with care.
HealthGUARD® – Integrated Pest Management for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
In order to prevent pests from derailing your day, Wil-Kil will implement a proactive and comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program customized to the healthcare industry called HealthGUARD®. This program will guard your facility and address your greatest concerns so you can go about your day.
Benefits of HealthGUARD® include:
- Focus on the most important thing – patients – without worrying what is crawling between the rooms. A proactive strategy ensures pests aren’t just eliminated, they are prevented.
- Keep patient treatment rooms in service by having quick and efficient service that addresses an issue with minimal delays.
- Allow patients to seek treatment with minimal disruptions due to flexible service times built around your peaks and valleys in patient flow.