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COMMERCIAL PEST CONTROL>>Healthcare Facilities

STEP 1: Mbukoni Pest Control Services first step in a healthcare facility IPM (Integrated Pest Control Program) program is an inspection of the entire Health facility by a staff or contracted pest management professional. This initial inspection should identify structural conditions, sanitation issues and other circumstances conducive to pest infestations. For example, any openings in the building exterior that can serve as harborage areas or entry points should be identified and repaired. Likewise, the facility’s sanitation schedule should be reviewed and modified as needed. Landscaping around the facility will be reviewed as part of the initial inspection. Finally, the preliminary inspection should identify areas of high pest pressure in and around the facility, such as nutritional services departments, shipping and receiving docks, staff locker rooms and medical waste holding rooms. Once identified, conditions favorable to pest infestations in these areas will be eliminated.

STEP 2: After the initial inspection is complete and modifications have been made to reduce the facility’s vulnerability to infestation, the next step is to choose additional prevention measures as appropriate. If no sign of pest presence is found in the original inspection, countermeasures may be limited to vigilant monitoring for pest presence. Other measures, such as trapping or chemical treatments should not be employed unless there is evidence of pest presence, which is why monitoring is so critical to successful IPM. Regular inspections by Mbukoni Pest Control IPM professional are a core component of the monitoring process, but the program cannot rely solely on these inspections, which may be a week or more apart. We will coach all healthcare facility staff members how to play a role to ensure pest monitoring is occurring 24 hours a day, every day. All staff should be encouraged to take note of pest activity and report any sightings to health facilities sanitation services immediately. Sanitation services staff will document any reported sightings and respond as soon as possible. If pests or evidence of pests is observed, immediate action must be taken to eliminate any existing infestation and prevent reoccurrence. In an IPM program, treatments are chosen carefully to control the target pest while minimizing any adverse impact on people and the sterility of the healthcare environment. Proper pest identification is a key component of prevention. Once the target pest is accurately identified, the Mbukoni Pest Control IPM professional can choose the most viable and environmentally friendly treatment option. There are several options which include the limitation of movement of the pests. Once treatment has begun all movement limitation measures should be maintained during subsequent inspections and facility staff should be encouraged to monitor the affected location closely between inspections.

STEP 3: The next step is the application of chemical pesticides especially where the limitation of pest movement measures does not work properly. We normally use environmentally friendly organic pesticides where their efficacy is assured. We also use other inorganic pesticides where the situation so demands. In the case of residual-pesticide applications, notifications will be posted to alert staff members and patients who may wish to avoid the treated area for any reason. Ideally, such notifications will include the brand name of the pesticide used and its active ingredients, the date and time of the application, the method of application, the earliest recommended date and time to resume activity in the area and contact information for the professional who serviced the area – this is the reason why we award a certificate to our client after we conduct pest control services.. The IPM program also should provide detailed documentation of pest activity and services performed. Pest activity records reveal trends that support more appropriate and effective responses, and service records provide data for reviews of the pest management program by facility administration, public health inspectors, medical personnel and healthcare accreditation boards. Such records should clearly spell out observed pest activity and all actions taken to control pests, including dates, times, locations, target pests and any pesticide applications. Information on pesticide usage should include PCPB (Pest Control Poisons Board) registration numbers of any product applied.

STEP 4: IPM Audits-Comprehensive documentation which was mentioned earlier also provides critical information for quality assurance audits. If a pest management program is not evaluated at least on an annual basis, there is no way to gauge its efficacy. It is a good idea for the health facility to enlist a third party to carefully review the IPM program on a regular basis. Anyone that works closely with the current program should not be the auditor. Otherwise if an external Audit program cannot be achieved,. We can facilitate the conducting of an internal Audit program, which most often than not is biased. Or facility management may choose to conduct such audits. Ideally, quality assurance audits should be conducted with little or no prior notice to ensure an accurate assessment of the program. Audits should include a review of all pest management documentation and a careful inspection of the entire facility with emphasis on critical zones. The auditors should analyze pest activity in context of sanitation and maintenance issues that may affect pest presence.

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