We can say that bed bugs don’t really belong anywhere—and yet they can stay anywhere they want. The fact that they can transfer from one place to another by clinging to clothes and skin makes it possible for an infestation to occur just about anywhere they are taken.
The one place where people come in and out—the public place that’s most vulnerable to a bed bug infestation—is the hospital.
People from all walks of life visit hospitals every day. We don’t know who among them are having a bed bug problem at home, but as soon as they walk into the hospital, there’s a possibility that they’re spreading those tiny pests around.
What makes hospitals particularly vulnerable is the fact that it houses sick patients. Patients need to focus on recovering physically, but they can’t do that if their bed is serving as a breeding ground for these bugs. And because of the very nature of hospitals, there’s a lot of movement from room to room: doctors, nurses, visitors, and patients have to roam every now and then.
Hospitals are supposed to be the most sanitary buildings around. To say that bed bugs and hospitals should not go together is an understatement. And yet, this public space remains completely vulnerable anyway. So how do we fix this bug problem?
Chemical Free Bed Bug Extermination- Kill Bed Bugs With Heat
If your hospital has bed bugs, you most likely know that you are not able to use any type of chemicals. North Shore Services Pest Control has developed a unique way to safely and effectively get rid of bed bugs for good- with a guarantee attached!
Knowing the Enemy
Learning about bed bugs and how they move about can help you understand the necessary steps to be taken when dealing with a hospital infestation. It is possible to stop them right in their tracks—and it’s easier if you identify the problem early on.
Bed bugs are common household pests that feed exclusively on blood. They’re not something you want living close to your patients, or you for that matter. They can survive in most conditions, and don’t need to feed for months at a time. They are also hitchhikers, meaning they cling to you, your clothing, your baggage, and just about everything else in order to move around.
With regular inspections, you can identify where they are and keep them from laying eggs. You will want to get rid of these pests before it becomes a full blown infestation.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Dealing with a bed bug infestation in a hospital is complicated. It takes planning and careful execution.
For starters, you need to plan out how you’ll bag and isolate clothes that have been located near the infestation. You will need to know where to transfer patients during the extermination. You will need to clean all areas that all of the patients stayed in.
If you have confirmed that there are bed bugs in the healthcare facility, the best thing to do is to call a professional exterminator. Unlike residential settings, where cases can be managed by individuals, a hospital setting provides additional challenges.
You cannot use pesticides in a hospita, because it can harm the patients. North Shore Services makes use of a heating process, wherein each room is heated to around 135 degrees in order to kill all of the bed bugs.
Once the rooms are heated, the bed bug problem is eliminated, and you can once again focus on bringing quality healthcare to the people who need it the most. Don’t let bed bugs get in the way of that.
Make sure you work with an extermination company you trust. North Shore Services provides a safe and reliable approach to bed bug extermination. You and your patients will be sleeping comfortably in no time.