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Pests: Zero Tolerance in Health Care Facilities

Health care facilities have a zero-tolerance level for pests in the role of protecting the health of the patients, visitors and staff. Many urban pests pose a number of health threats through the spread of pathogens, and the contamination of food contact surfaces and medical supplies.

Common pest species found in health care facilities include: bed bugs, cockroaches and flies. Although chemical treatments and mechanical traps can be used to help battle these pests, experts agree that the most successful pest management programs will use a combination of techniques aimed at prevention, recognition and suppression.


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