Best laundry practices to help prevent bed bugs and other pests
Feb 27, 2018
There are many areas within long-term care facilities that are at risk for pest infestation. In fact, many of the amenities and services offered to make patients and residents more comfortable are also...
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Mar 31, 2015
Bed bugs suspected to be reason behind Virginia assisted living closure … CNA says she was told to lie about resident fall … Medicare spent $4.5B on new hepatitis C medications
An end to our bed bug nightmares?
Jan 06, 2015
Of all the scourges that hit nursing homes, there is one that always causes me to shudder. It’s not pressure ulcers or norovirus, C. diff or MRSA. It’s something less dangerous, but that I...
Bed bugs continue to thrive, especially in the Midwest
Mar 17, 2014
For the second-straight year, Chicago finds itself No. 1 in Orkin’s rankings of the top bed bug infested U.S. cities, ranked in order by the number of bed bug treatments performed by Orkin. Los Angeles...
Ants lead survey list for most challenging pest in healthcare
Jul 31, 2013
Orkin and the Association for the Healthcare Environment have released a survey that says the most challenging pests for healthcare facilities are ants, flies, roaches and bed bugs.
Don’t let the bed bugs bite at your facility
Patrick T. Copps
Jan 09, 2013
Once a pest expected only to be encountered on rare occasion, bed bugs are more prevalent than you’d think in healthcare facilities — especially in long-term care and assisted living facilities....
New technology could revolutionize healthcare disinfection processes, study finds
Dec 12, 2011
Infection control experts say they have developed a disinfection method that could revolutionize the way healthcare facilities prevent healthcare-acquired infections.