Nursing Home Pest Control
How to keep elderly residents safe
Elderly people living in nursing home facilities, especially sickly patients, are vulnerable to the pathogens spread by pests during an infestation. Therefore, it is vital to their health that they live in a pest-free environment. Here’s what you need to know about nursing home pest control.
Because of their fragile immune systems, elderly nursing home residents need to live in sterile environments. Pests bring in bacteria and disease. Cockroaches crawl through sewage, bringing in bacteria from the feces they crawl through. Mice and rats bring in dander and parasitic insects. They also leave feces behind, which contains airborne allergens. These are only a few examples of the dangerous conditions pests pose to an otherwise clean environment.
Prevention is Key
Pests like rodents and insects have similar needs to humans: they require food, water, and shelter to survive. Therefore, the best way to prevent an infestation is to make the nursing home less hospitable by cutting off the supply from pest access. Kitchens and bathrooms should be cleaned regularly to prevent a pest infestation. Trash should be taken out daily and kept in trash cans with tightly fitted lids. In the kitchen, food should be stored in airtight containers made of either plastic or glass. Also, remember to avoid storing food in cardboard boxes!
Nursing Home Services
The families with loved ones living in nursing homes are entrusting that their health is the top priority. A pest infestation that compromises their health ultimately ruins the confidence they once had in the care they are receiving. This, in turn, can negatively affect your facility’s reputation. If you practice the preventative measures mentioned above but you are still seeing signs of pest activity, the time to act is now! Otherwise, the reputation of your business (and your bottom line) is at stake. The service of a professional (and discreet) team of exterminators is vital to the future of your nursing home.
The team at Resolution Pest knows the importance of pest control in residential places like nursing homes. We know that the safety of its residents is dependent on thorough pest control. Contact us today by calling 610-337-7378 to schedule a free estimate in order to keep your nursing home residents safe from the danger of pest infestations.
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