Bed Bug Control In Hospitals
Recent news articles have been directed at bed bug control in hospitals. There has been a large increase in the need for treatment for bed bugs in hospitals. This has become a growing problem that had more than doubled since 2010. Exterminators are fighting this pest insect in hospitals and nursing homes. Bed bugs come into hospitals and nursing home on the clothing and belonging of both patients and visitors.
Bed bugs are not known to transmit disease; however they do have risks in a hospital setting. The bites marks that a tick leaves can lead to secondary infections. This happens when the victim begins to scratch at these wounds. In a hospital or nursing home setting these infections can be critical in a patient who already has a low resistance. Hospitals and nursing homes are fighting to keep these infestations down. With new patients and visitors constantly moving through the hospital system it is difficult to eradicate this problem.
This is a problem that is likely to continue to grow in the coming years. Hospitals are working to find ways to combat this resistant insect, but for now they will continue to rely on local pest management exterminators to help keep bed bug control in hospitals.