Pests and the transmission of resistant pathogens
Nosocomial infections have always played a crucial role in medical institutions and is still concerning many patients. Hospital-acquired infections can have many causes. Mostly, the ability of pests as propagators for pathogens, is greatly underestimated.
Rodents, cockroaches and flying insects are just a few examples of pests, which are carrying significant amounts of microorganisms on their bodies and transport them into hygienic sensitive areas. While passing contaminated surfaces, bacteria, viruses, fungus and parasites are passively transmitted on their bodies. It should be noted that pests do not distinguish among boiler rooms, waste removal areas, cable ducts and surgery rooms. Their habitat varies continuously according to hiding spots and food sources. In search of food, several highly contaminated areas are passed by pests.
Due to these circumstances, the focus has now turned to the issue of MRSA and ESBL. Being vector carriers, pests, especially cockroaches, flies and rodents, do transmit infectious germs into already disinfected areas and pose a considerable threat to patients and personnel.
This is to clarify the importance of an efficient pest management system. A comprehensive control grounded in a complete documentation serves to detect the root of an infestation. In particular, this is very crucial regarding medical institutions.
We help you to find the root of the infestation and to implement targeted measures. Hereby, we are backed by our customized online-documentation DocMaH.
With our pest monitoring-system you significantly contribute to the prevention of pest related infections.