The most common pests found in hospitals are rodents, birds, insects and spiders. These pests can pose a serious threat to the health and safety of patients, staff and visitors.
Pests can enter a hospital through a variety of ways, including open doors and windows, cracks and crevices in the building envelope and ventilation systems. They can also be brought in on luggage, clothing or food.
Pests can spread diseases, contaminate food and equipment, damage property and create unpleasant odours. They can also bite or sting people, which can lead to allergic reactions or other health problems.
There are a number of steps you can take to prevent pests from entering your hospital, healthcare facility or aged care facility. These include maintaining a clean and clutter-free environment, sealing openings in the building envelope, repairing damaged screens and keeping food and garbage properly stored. You should also regularly inspect your facility for signs of pest activity and contact a professional pest control company if you suspect you have a problem.