The worst thing to discover during a hospital visit is itchy, swollen bumps on your skin. Unfortunately bed bugs are a common pest problem; 97% of pest control professionals have treated bed bugs in the past year, and hospitals aren’t immune to this potential pest infestation problem.
As the certified staff of your hospital facility, you know how important it is to keep your medical accessories and equipment safe for patients. One nasty pest can multiply into hundreds or even thousands in the blink of an eye. In an enclosed hospital environment, this could spell disaster.
It’s too late to prevent the bugs from attacking, but it’s not too late to eradicate them from your medical facility. How can you deal with such a persistent threat without disturbing the patients? Here’s how you can deal with pests festering within your medical equipment and accessories.
Bed Bugs: The Most Sinister of Hospital Pests
Hospitals are filled with warm human bodies close to each other, making them the perfect feeding grounds for the sinister bed bug. These irritating pests are attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale with each breath. Once they detect the presence of human breath, they lock on and go in for the kill.
Once bed bugs make their way into a hospital, they will often locate dark hiding spots in medical equipment or accessories. When hospital staff head home for the day and patients fall asleep, they emerge from the darkness to feed.
It will be hours before the innocent victims realize they’ve been bitten. By that time, they may have already left the facility and carried these pests home with them.
To make matters worse, bed bugs can fit into any small crevice, so finding them can be a search for the needle in the haystack.
Some medical accessories bed bugs can choose to hide in are:
- Medical recliner chairs
- Hospital beds
- IV stands
Since bed bugs are so tiny, they can hide just about anywhere.
More About Bed Bugs
Let’s take a closer look at bed bugs. Here are some important things to note about them:
- They prefer soft, textured materials or wooden bed frames
- Metal bed frames or metal materials in general are far less appealing to these pests
- Bed bugs leave behind bites that can become infected
Bed bugs can cause all sorts of trouble in a medical environment.
Dealing With Infected Medical Equipment and Accessories
Dealing with bed bugs in a medical facility is much different than handling the same situation at home. Each medical facility may have its own standard procedures for dealing with the infestation, but there are general rules of thumb that all practices follow.
The first step in dealing with a bed bug infestation is to collect a specimen. Once management confirms the presence of bugs, they can administer additional procedures.
If management does confirm the presence of bed bugs, then the next logical step is to shut down the room. If there is a patient there, move the patient to another room. Keep all medical equipment in the same room.
Staff should proceed to call a professional pest management company that can deal with the infestation. Untrained staff should never attempt to deal with the situation themselves because it may spread the infestation even further.
After the treatment is complete, hospital cleaning staff should enter the area to carefully vacuum and clean everything. Staff should handle any laundry with extra care to prevent reinfestation or spread of surviving bed bugs.
Here’s How Cryonite Compares to Other Treatments
Once a medical facility calls on the help of a professional pest control management company, they can leave it up to the experts to remedy the situation.
The professional pest control company will typically resort to chemical or heat treatments that may affect staff and patient safety. Additionally, affected rooms may need to be out of service for the duration of the treatment.
A side effect of typical pest control treatment is the development of resistant bed bugs. As the professionals spray more and more pesticides, the surviving bed bugs will build resistance to them. The same treatments will become less effective in the same facility.
Quick and Effective
Cryonite is now one of the top pest control treatments in the world. Cryonite converts liquid carbon dioxide into particles of dry ice to quickly and efficiently clear medical facilities of bed bugs. Just one treatment of Cryonite can wipe out entire infestations in any hospital room.
No More Resistant Bugs
Cryonite uses natural compounds that return to the environment after treatment. Bed bugs meet their demise in one fell swoop and with no survivors left to develop resistance. Cryonite is the number one solution for eradicating bed bugs without fear of empowering them.
Safe to Use in Any Hospital Area
Cryonite uses non-toxic liquids that are safe to use around humans, children, pets, and plants. Use Cryonite to treat any hospital area without fear of harming those around it. Cryonite treatment will never pose any health hazards to anyone in the immediate vicinity.
Cryonite works fast to eradicate invaders and packs up just as quickly. There is no need to shut down the entire hospital just to treat a specific hospital room; Cryonite works in small or large spaces without affecting other work areas.
That means the hospital can continue to operate during the entire treatment process.
Cover Your Medical Accessories with Cryonite
Every hospital facility will always have the risk of contracting bed bug infestations. If your hospital rooms and medical accessories become infested, you will need to remedy the situation promptly. Cryonite offers pest control solutions for your medical facility that are fast, effective, non-toxic, and do not create resistant bugs.
Your medical facility needs to stay in operation, even when bed bugs are discovered. When you’re ready to treat the infestation effectively and without risking the health of others, then get ready for Cryonite.
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