Healthcare facilities are sensitive environments that can’t risk pest infestation. The safety and health of the patients and employees rely on a clean and sanitized environment. These health facilities are more complex than just waiting and exam rooms, with lots of opportunities for pests to make their way inside. Whether they arrive on guests or find entry points in the structure of a facility, you don’t want to make pests a permanent problem in your healthcare facility.

Today, we’re going to discuss common pests that Dallas, TX healthcare facilities may encounter, the problems that these pests cause, and why professional pest control is essential.

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Common Pests In Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare facilities are high-traffic areas and can supply pests with everything they need for survival: food, water, and shelter. Common pests on these properties include:

  • Cockroaches: Cockroaches are one of the most difficult pests to get rid of. They spread diseases and bacteria.
  • Rodents: The most common rodent that infests healthcare facilities are rats, which can cause property damage and spread diseases.
  • Bed Bugs: These parasites need a host for blood meals and once inside, they cause distress with their incessant feedings. Eliminating a bed bug problem requires professional assistance.
  • Ants: These small scavenging pests will invade in large numbers and are difficult to control. Most species are not necessarily dangerous but all can contaminate food and spread bacteria.

None of the pests listed above are welcome guests inside any healthcare facility, and all can compromise the health and safety of people on the property.

Pest Problems And Sensitive Environments

People go to healthcare facilities to recover from an illness, but pests can make this impossible and even worsen health concerns. These properties are sensitive environments, and the problems pests bring can be particularly dangerous such as:

  • Spreading of bacteria, diseases, and parasitic worms
  • Food contamination with pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli
  • Trigger of allergies or exacerbating existing allergies
  • Bites from pests can cause a rash and secondary infection
  • Pests can cause dangerous damage to the structure of a building, to pipes, and wires, which can lead to fire hazards and more

With all of this in mind, pests can hinder healthcare professionals from providing the proper services. To maintain the health, safety, and well-being of your workers and patients as well as the integrity of your building, it’s imperative that you implement a professional, year-round pest control plan.

Benefits Of Professional Pest Control With Delta One Pest Management

A successful pest control plan not only involves preventative measures to keep pests out in the long term but also requires educating your team of employees. At Delta One Pest Management, we will customize our treatment options to fit your unique needs while educating your management and staff on how to recognize and report signs of potential pest problems. Through open communication and working together, our pest professionals can keep your patients, employees, and visitors safe. Other benefits of professional pest control include:

  • Locating the source of the problem and the pest attractants
  • Breaking the reproductive cycles, so the whole infestation is eliminated, not just adult pests
  • Assessment of the property damage
  • Creation of a specialized plan that meets the property’s specific needs.
  • Treatment for a wide range of pests
  • Year-round control to maintain re-infestation

Delta One Pest Management specializes in treating all commercial properties, including healthcare facilities to ensure your establishment runs smoothly and safely. With over 50 years of experience, we have seen it all and aim to handle any pest problem discreetly and completely. Our exceptional customer serviced and emphasis on quality, effective commercial pest control makes us the best in the business. Reach out to us today to learn more about our commercial pest control services for your healthcare facility.