Bed bugs are on the rise all over the US. They infest homes, businesses and even hospitals. A single bed bug hitching a ride on a patient can quickly turn into a hospital-wide infestation.
Though hospitals are held to the highest standards of sanitation, they too can suffer from bed bug infestations. Part of the reason for this is because the people being admitted are not coming from environments with those same standards. Just as it is common to find a cockroach in a suitcase that has hitched a ride to your home, bed bugs can be found on the clothes or in the overnight bags of patients who have been admitted. Like cockroaches, it only takes a single bed bug to start an infestation.
Whenever bed bugs enter a new environment, they will seek out places to hide. There these pests will wait for your patients to fall asleep so that they can feed. This can lead to more complications with already ailing patients. Hospitals should take the initiative to proactively eliminate bed bugs by conducting regular inspections of their rooms. Early detection means eliminating the pests before an infestation can spread throughout the entire facility.
Pronto Pest has over three decades of experience with controlling the spread of bed bugs in multi-unit facilities just like hospitals. Our trained and maintained Scent Detection Teams can determine the extent and locations of the infestation in a room within minutes. We offer a variety of treatment methods that can handle even large scale infestations.
Don’t let bed bugs take over your rehab center, call Pronto Pest today!