Health Care Institution Pest Management Program
Specifically Designed For Health Care Institutions
For Control of Ants, Cockroaches, Rats and Invading Pests.
We understand that the last thing any healthcare professional wants is for patients to be exposed to disease-causing agents while in the hospital. In such an environment, where even small deviations from proper procedure could compromise sterility and threaten a patient’s health.
Rodents, Cockroaches, Ants, and Flies are vectors for serious illnesses, from staphylococcus to salmonella to meningitis, and pose a serious threat to infection control in any healthcare setting. Unfortunately, hospitals can be prime targets for pest infestations. The food service operations are a powerful pest attractant, and the fact that food is often served throughout the facility only makes matters worse. Meanwhile, around-the-clock foot traffic of patients and staff coming and going provides pests with virtually endless opportunities to enter. Finally, pesticide use must be limited in such facilities to avoid chemical exposure among staff and patients, making control all the more challenging.
The best way to protect a healthcare facility from pests is to employ a program that adheres to the principles of integrated pest management. IPM is becoming a familiar term among environmental services professionals, because it denotes a more environmentally responsible approach to pest management. IPM helps reduce pesticide use by combining a variety of techniques to combat pests instead of relying solely on pesticides for control.
The Quest pest management program goes beyond traditional chemical-based prevention and is a must in hospitals, where pesticide residuals could have harmful effects on patients and visitors. A number of organizations recommend IPM as the pest management methodology of choice, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), and the American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES).
Quest Environmental Services has 18 years experience and a proven track record of safely solving the unique pest problems experienced in the health care industry.
Weekly Follow up Service Detail
Inspection and Treatment of exterior perimeter areas of buildings.
Inspection of Rodent Traps / Bait Boxes and renewal of baits.
Inspection and treatment of food service areas (usually done after hours).
Inspection and treatment of all common areas, Halls, Storage areas, Nurses stations, Offices, Food or water dispensing areas.
Communicating with nursing stations re: pest sightings or problems in rooms.
Communicating with admin staff re: pest sightings or problems in rooms.
Communicating with housekeeping staff re: pest sightings problems in rooms.
Inspection and treatment of all interior problem areas.
Documentaion - At the end of each service the technician will fill out a sanitation report and list all problems found, treatments, and products used.
The goal of Quest Environmental Services Pest Management Program is to provide a pest free environment for your patients and staff and we will return as needed, at no additional charge for inspection and treatment within 24 hours of any pest sightings