Bed Bugs In Hospitals And AmbulancesPosted:Dec 24th, 2009
Imagine that you are in charge of managing a hospital and you discover bed bugs in a patient room. Infectious Disease Control is telling you that the bed bugs have to go, even though the risk of these pests spreading disease is very low. You also know you that don’t want to deal with any complaints, nor do you want to gain the reputation of having bed bugs. You call your pest management professional and they want you to throw out the carpeting and furniture and quarantine the area for 6 weeks while they work on it with repeated chemical treatments. All you can see is the tens of thousands of dollars lost by not having the room available to use. Does this “professional” know what they are asking or doing?
This has happened, undoubtedly many times across the country. By using heat treatments to eliminate and control bed bugs, we’ve been able to treat a Labor & Delivery Room, Emergency Room, Ambulance, and many more sensitive medical areas and put them back in service the next day, bed bug free, without using any chemicals.
Medical environments are quite obviously sensitive environments, and pest control offering heat treatments must follow all proper hospital safety protocols for sub-contractors, as well as all pest control industry heat treatment safety precautions so as not to damage any equipment or the structure. When performed correctly, heat treatments are minimally invasive to the area surrounded the infested area and often business as usual can be achieved in these areas while the treatments are in place.
If you have a bed bug infested ambulance, hospital or medical facility, contact Adam’s today. We are willing to go the extra mile and travel beyond our normal service area or if necessary, we may be able to recommend someone in your area we know and trust.